Doctor Q&A for Dr. Lance Timmerman

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
May need see surgeon: It is not unusual for sinus communication after an extraction. This normally heals uneventfully, but if not, then surgical correction may be needed. ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Probably not: It is "possible" that the airway is improved during the procedure, but unless that was done on purpose, it will only have a cosmetic effect. You shou ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Probably: Some periodontal disease is so advanced that nothing can be done. If your level is minor enough, is under control and you are committed to maintainin ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Bonded resin/porcela: Depending on size and location, a resin can be bonded. If a large piece is missing, porcelain can be bonded in place, which is more durable.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Bite analysis: Bites that aren't balanced can cause grinding. At minimum a night guard should be made. Often grinding is a side effect to medication, especially an ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Not true: Root canal therapy has helped save many teeth and save lives when done well. Some people are fearful of everything, but data show root canals to be v ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Oral Appliance : An alternative to CPAP is an oral appliance for those that can't or won't wear the cpap. Not all dentists are trained in this, so seek a dentist with ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes: Only if it is used. Some report only 25% compliance.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
The whole time: You should be wearing it the entire time you sleep, and you should sleep 7 hours per night.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Absolutely: Another benefit to exercise is that it can help get you to sleep faster and perhaps deeper. However, without a CPAP or an oral appliance to help with ... Read More
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