Normal breathing requires functioning jaw joints, unobstructed nasal passages, and optimal oral health. When any of these gets compromised, it can lead to health problems. Dr. Keith Gressell has extensive knowledge and a vast understanding of mouth and throat tissues that aid in airflow. Under Dr. Gressell’s care, you’ll receive airway treatment tailored to your needs. As part of our comprehensive examination, we will examine the teeth, jaw joints, and airways.
The approach for crooked teeth may seem straightforward. Whatever it takes, you just have to make them fit into your jaws. Dr. Gressell doesn’t just focus on your teeth’s alignment. Instead, he takes a step back to get a good look at the bigger picture.
Unknown to many, adequately formed jaws and facial balance are vital in maintaining good oral health. Therefore, it’s not just about crowded teeth. Studies show that airway problems like apnea and TMJ pain result from forcing your teeth to fit into undersized jaws.
Dr. Gressell will partner with an airway-focused team to diagnose and create a plan based on your needs. Some doctors he partners with are neurologists, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and otolaryngologists.
He may also use Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT), a non-invasive device that addresses obstructions by opening up barriers and correctly positioning your jaw by moving it forward. Contact us today if you’d like to know more about our services.