Regular dental visits are essential to make sure oral health problems — from tooth decay to oral cancer — are detected and treated in a timely manner. At our office, your oral health is our paramount concern. We want to make sure your teeth stay healthy, function well and look great! From regular cleanings and exams to advanced restorative treatments, all of your routine dental needs can be met right here.
Services we offer include:
- Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks
- Cosmetic Fillings, to repair damaged teeth
- Dentures, to help you smile again
- Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed
- Grafts, to protect your teeth from gum recession
- Jaw/TMJ, for chronic jaw pain
- Root Canal Therapy, to save an infected tooth
- Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay
- Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth
- Braces (Invisalign), to move teeth into the right position
- Cosmetic Dentistry, to restore a beautiful smile
- Crowns and Bridges, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth
- Excessive or Uneven Gums, to balance or lessen gums
- Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today
- Scaling and Root Planing, to treat acute gum disease
- Specialty Dentures, a wide variety of options are available to help return your smile
- Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile
- Sleep Breathing Disorders
Sleep breathing Therapy
Here at the Blairstown Smile Studio we can treat your mild obstructive sleep apnea and snoring.
Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles in the back of your throat relax. These muscles support the soft palate, the triangular piece of tissue hanging from the soft palate (uvula), the tonsils, the side walls of the throat and the tongue.
When the muscles relax, your airway narrows or closes as you breathe in. You can't get enough air, which can lower the oxygen level in your blood. Your brain senses your inability to breathe and briefly rouses you from sleep so that you can reopen your airway. This awakening is usually so brief that you don't remember it.
You might snort, choke or gasp. This pattern can repeat itself five to 30 times or more each hour, all night, impairing your ability to reach the deep, restful phases of sleep.
The severity of sleep apnea depends on how often the patient stops breathing during sleep; the more periods of non-breathing, the higher the severity of sleep apnea. While mild sleep apnea isn’t severe when compared to severe sleep apnea, treatment is still crucial. Patients with mild sleep apnea can stop breathing 5-15 times each hour during sleep. When mild sleep apnea is left untreated, it can worsen and become moderate or even severe sleep apnea.
Studies conducted on sleep apnea have shown that the condition, in all forms, leads to a variety of health problems including increased risk of failing cardiovascular health, obesity, diabetes, low testosterone levels, daytime fatigue, and many others. Studies have also determined that sleep apnea treatment greatly decreases blood pressure, which then reduces the risk of sleep apnea-related conditions.
For mild sleep apnea and snoring Dr. Goldsmith can provide an oral appliance designed to keep your throat open. These appliances are designed to open your throat by bringing your jaw forward, which can relieve snoring and mild obstructive sleep apnea.
A number of devices are available from Dr. Goldsmith. You might need to try different devices before finding one that works for you.
Once you find the right fit, you'll need to follow up with us repeatedly during the first year and then regularly after that to ensure that the fit is still good and to reassess your signs and symptoms.
Emergency Dental Treatment
If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room. We can treat a variety of traumatic dental injuries, including teeth that have been chipped, moved, or knocked out entirely. Please call our office for assistance.