Your Dentist Looks Beyond Your Oral Health

Jan 15, 2013 | Dental

When you enter Utica Dental, you can ensure Dr. Hinkle will treat more than just your gums and teeth; he’ll look at your entire wellbeing. Multiple studies have indicated oral bacteria can spread throughout the entire body crucially affecting the body health. In cases such as periodontal disease, the chances gaining health illnesses including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and pre-term birth vastly increases.

Dr. Hinkle’s ability to provide services treating much more than your teeth and gums is what makes him one of the top Tulsa dentists. Along with dental hygiene and TMJ treatment, Dr. Hinkle also provides sleep apnea treatment. Sleep apnea is a condition that can adversely affect the overall body and mental function.

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder where you get episodes of abnormal breathing. One common symptom is snoring, and if not treated, it could lead to severe conditions including fatigue, heart disease, and even death. Obstructive sleep apnea is one of the most common forms of sleep apnea, which is where the soft tissues in your throat collapse blocking your airways and cutting off the oxygen to your brain.

Dr. Hinkle can treat your symptoms of sleep apnea with a dental oral appliance positioning the tongue and lower jaw. With proper treatment, Dr. Hinkle can improve your quality of life. Live a life pain-free with a beautiful smile by calling Utica Dental for a personal consultation.