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The metal post that is surgically attached to the jawbone is called a tooth implant or dental implant. Its primary purpose is to support the artificial tooth. Once in place,...

Many years prior, dentures were seen as the only treatment option to replace failing or missing teeth. Today, dental implants are deemed the treatment of choice. Since dentures rest on...

For most people, getting dental implants is the first step to restoring their former chewing and biting capabilities. Dental implant surgery can also help preserve the structure of the jaw...

Getting dental implants can take as long as two years if we factor in the most common associated procedures like bone grafting and extraction. Seems like a really long time...

Have you lost teeth but don’t want to undergo conventional restoration which might involve invasive surgery or complex dental work? Are the dentures you are using starting to feel loose...

Severely damaged, misshapen, or missing teeth can be a huge source of frustration (and embarrassment) for many people. This is not really surprising as gaps in your smile can significantly...

 YOUR SLEEP QUESTIONNAIRE

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Snoring - Has anyone ever mentioned you snore loudly?

Tired - Do you often feel tired, fatigued or sleepy during the daytime?
Observation - Has anyone ever observed you stop breathing during your sleep?
Blood Pressure - Have you got high blood pressure?
BMI - Are you overweight?
Age - Are you over 50 years old?
Neck - Is your neck circumference greater than 40cm?
Gender - Are you male?


GENERAL QUESTIONS


Do you feel refreshed when you wake after 7 hours sleep?

Has anyone in your family ever been diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Have you been diagnosed or are you being treated for depression?
Have you been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes?
Do you wake often during the night to go to the bathroom?
Do you suffer with headaches upon waking?


EPWORTH SLEEPINESS SCORE


For each situation listed below, circle a number from 0 to 3 that best reflects how likely you are to fall asleep. Be as realistic as you can.


0 – No chance of falling asleep 1 – Slight chance of falling asleep     2 –Good Chance of falling asleep 3 – High chance of falling asleep



Sitting and reading
Watching TV
As a passenger in a car for an hour
Lying down in the afternoon
Sitting and talking to someone
Sitting quietly after lunch without alcohol
In a car stopped while in traffic

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