At Fifty-Seven 57 Dental, we understand that no one likes to be at the dentist’s office, so we try to make your time with us as comfortable as possible. We offer water, coffee, and tea to enjoy while you wait for your appointment. We are also happy to stream television shows and movies through Netflix® and Hulu® in each treatment room. Browse through our comfort menu to see if we can offer you anything else to make your time with us as pleasant as possible.
- Comfortable pillows
- Lip balm
- Warm Blankets
- Variety of polish flavors during cleaning
- Mouth props to rest your jaw during treatment
- Ear plugs
- Television shows and movies offered by Netflix® and Hulu®
- Sunglasses to protect your eyes
Preventive and Diagnostic
If you grind or clench your teeth while sleeping, a custom night guard can help protect your teeth and relieve pain. Not only can a custom mouth guard reduce wearing and breaking of teeth, but it can relieve pressure from the jaw joint as well.
We can make a custom mouth guard by taking an impression of your teeth and then creating a device fitted to your mouth for the highest level of both comfort and protection. Be sure to bring your mouthguard to your dental appointments so your doctor can be sure it still fits you well.
Snoring is caused by narrowing or blocking of the airway. The disruption of airflow causes the soft palate and tissues of the throat to vibrate, and the narrower the airway becomes, the louder the snoring. Snoring can often be treated by wearing Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD) while you sleep. A MAD is an oral appliance that maintains an open, unobstructed airway in the throat when worn during sleep.
Sleep apnea is a disorder in which a patient experiences one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths during sleep. The sleep disruption caused by sleep apnea can negatively impact your quality of sleep, leaving you tired and irritable. For mild sleep apnea, a custom fitted mouth piece or some lifestyle changes (weight loss, smoking cessation, clearing nasal passages) may be helpful.
For moderate to severe sleep apnea, a breathing device called a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) may be helpful. A CPAP machine uses a mask that fits over your mouth and/or nose and gently blows air into your throat. This air pressure helps keep your airway open while you sleep. Surgically widening the breathing passages by shrinking or removing excess tissue in the mouth and throat or resetting the lower jaw, can be helpful as well.