We place special priority with all emergency needs. Should a dental emergency arise, call the office and we will make every effort to attend to your needs quickly. If an emergency occurs after normal business hours, call our main office number (303-986-9522) and follow instructions to be forwarded to Dr.Collins.
At Belmar Park Dental Care, we focus on preventative strategies to help maintain the healthy condition of your mouth. Each person is given customized oral hygiene instructions and techniques to meet their individual needs. Preventative measures including sealants and fluoride treatments can help avoid more invasive procedures in the future.
Here at Belmar Park Dental Care, we recognize that some of our patients may feel anxious about walking into the dentist’s office. Therefore, we offer sedation dentistry. Feeling anxious should not prevent you from having the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve. Dr. Collins his team are compassionate and they will make every effort to keep you comfortable.
There are different types of sedation dentistry; Dr. Collins will help you determine which treatment will work best for you. Whether it be a pill, nitrous oxide or IV Sedation, we can take care of all your fears. Our goal is to help you decide on a personalized treatment plan giving you the care you need while ensuring that you are comfortable through each step.
SLEEP APNEA / SNORING
A person suffering from sleep apnea will have one or more pauses in their breathing while they sleep. These pauses can last upward of several minutes before normal breathing resumes, often occurring repeatedly per hour, pulling the person in and out of deep sleep with each pause.
Your body requires sleep in order to remain healthy, and snoring isn’t the only culprit that can interfere with a restful night. We all have moments in our lives that have been filled with one sleepless night after another, but many people think they’re sleeping all night only to wake in the morning feeling exhausted. How can this be?
One possible explanation is a common, potentially dangerous disorder called sleep apnea. A person suffering from sleep apnea will have one or more pauses in their breathing while they sleep. These pauses can last upward of several minutes before normal breathing resumes, often occurring repeatedly per hour, pulling the person in and out of deep sleep with each pause.
While sleep apnea can only be diagnosed by a physician, there are some warning signs:
- Restless sleep
- Waking up often at night
- Waking up with a choking or gasping sensation
- Sleepiness while driving
- Daytime sleepiness/lethargy
If you think you might have sleep apnea, it is important to contact your medical doctor for a diagnosis. Once you have the diagnosis, or if you are already aware that you suffer from sleep apnea, there are several possible treatment plans to consider.
Weight loss, exercise, and good sleep hygiene are proactive steps you can begin immediately. Another treatment is use of a pressurized air generated delivery system, called a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure), while you sleep.
Belmar Park Dental Care offers Oral Appliance Therapy to patients suffering from sleep apnea and/or snoring. These oral appliances, similar to orthodontic retainers, are custom designed and fitted to you. Worn during sleep, the appliance attempts to maintain an open, unobstructed airway so the pausing in your breathing abates, allowing you to get the healthy, restful sleep you’ve been missing.
There are treatment options for people suffering from sleep apnea and snoring. We would love to help you get a good night’s sleep. Contact us for more information.
TMJ/TMD & Nightguards
People who grind their teeth can sometimes develop a serious problem with their jaw, which left untreated, can adversely affect the teeth, gums and bone structures of the mouth.
One of the most common jaw disorders is related to a problem with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), the joint that connects your lower jaw to your skull, and allows your upper and lower jaw to open and close and facilitates chewing and speaking. People with TMJ disorders (also know as TMD) often have a clicking or popping sound when opening and closing their mouths. Such disorders are often accompanied by frequent headaches, neck aches, and in some cases, tooth sensitivity.
Contact us to today to see if we can help alleviate your jaw pain or protect your teeth from chipping and wear.