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Ridgewood Dental Associates is a dedicated team of highly trained professionals eager to serve its patients with world class dentistry using state-of-the-art equipment. We will rise above your expectations with excellence and artistry in our very caring and comfortable atmosphere. We promise to contribute to your overall well being and keep your smile healthy and beautiful. We can all successfully achieve your goals by living this purpose.
Sleep Apnea is a serious and very common medical disorder that causes the body to block air passageways and interrupt breathing during sleep. The muscles in the throat relax and the tongue may fall back and block the airway as you sleep. The ribs expand and the diaphragm contracts in an effort to breathe but no air is exchanged. In the blood, oxygen levels drop and carbon dioxide levels climb. The brain senses the emergency and sends adrenaline out to the entire body causing awakening which flexes the muscles and creates a stereotypical resuscitative gasp. People with Sleep Apnea typically snore loudly with pauses, followed by stopped breath and a snort. This can happen hundreds of times per night, and you may wake up feeling unrested.Learn More About Sleep Apnea
Every time you go to a dentist you should receive a cancer exam. If your dentist does not perform one then insist on one. It only takes a few moments and is non-invasive. In addition, you can examine yourself. Look in a mirror with a bright light and check your tongue and cheeks for any unusual patches or bumps. If any unusual areas, go see your dentist.Read More About Oral Cancer Screening
Many of our patients who have first sought restorative or cosmetic dentistry services at other practices come to us wondering why their dental work failed, or looking for an explanation for the decline in their oral health. One of the things we find most often with such patients is that an underlying issue such as periodontal disease has been covered up or neglected. The periodontal treatment at Ridgewood Dental Associates is designed to correct the damage done to your gums by harmful bacteria and disease.Learn More About Periodontal Treatment
TMD or temporomandibular disorder occurs due to problems with the hinge joint (the temporomandibular joint) that connects the lower jaw to the temporal bone in the skull. The cause of TMD is unclear, although experts have discovered links between jaw-muscle and jaw-joint problems and the disorder. Injury or trauma can also cause symptoms of TMD.Read More About TMJ