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Airway Solutions

Revolutionize Your Smile and Health with Airway Treatment

  • Enhanced Airway Health: Say goodbye to sleep issues and snoring.
  • Cardiovascular Health: It lowers the risk of heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure by promoting consistent oxygen flow during sleep.
  • Cognitive Enhancement: Say goodbye to grogginess with improved cognitive function, concentration, and memory through airway treatment.
  • Weight Support: Enhance weight management by improving sleep quality and regulating appetite hormones.
  • Quality of Life: Enjoy increased energy, mood stability, and freedom from sleep apnea-related worries with airway treatment.
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    What Is Airway Treatment?

    Airway treatment encompasses a range of medical interventions and therapies aimed at addressing issues related to the respiratory system, ensuring optimal breathing function and overall well-being.
    Airway treatment, in the context of dentistry and oral health, refers to a range of procedures and interventions aimed at addressing issues related to the upper airway, particularly those that can affect a person’s breathing and overall health. It’s important to note that while dentists are not typically the primary healthcare providers for airway-related concerns, they can play a role in identifying and managing certain dental and craniofacial issues that may impact a patient’s airway.
    Here are some aspects of airway treatment in dentistry:
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    Airway Wellness

    Compelling Reasons for Prioritizing Airway Treatment

    Proper airway management is often overlooked in dental care, but it’s essential. Explore eight reasons to prioritize airway treatment during your dental visits, discovering its profound impact on your health, dental procedures, and overall well-being.


    Improved Breathing

    Proper airflow is essential for overall health. Airway treatment can help individuals breathe more freely, reducing the risk of sleep-related breathing disorders like obstructive sleep apnea. By optimizing your airway, you can experience better oxygenation and a reduction in nighttime interruptions, leading to improved sleep quality.


    Enhanced Dental Procedures

    A clear and unobstructed airway is essential for dental practitioners to perform procedures accurately. When your airway is managed effectively, your dentist can access your mouth more easily, ensuring precise treatments and reducing the potential for complications during procedures.


    Sleep Quality

    Airway issues are often associated with disrupted sleep patterns, leading to daytime fatigue and reduced cognitive function. By addressing these issues through airway treatment, you can enjoy more restful nights and wake up feeling refreshed, ultimately boosting your overall quality of life.
    Airway Treatment FAQs

    Frequently Asked Questions

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    Airway treatment encompasses a wide range of medical interventions and procedures designed to address issues related to the respiratory system. It focuses on ensuring that a person’s airway remains open and functional to allow for the normal flow of air in and out of the lungs. Effective airway treatment is crucial for maintaining proper breathing and oxygenation of the body.
    Airway obstruction can occur due to various factors, including foreign objects getting lodged in the throat or air passages, allergic reactions that cause swelling, trauma to the neck or chest, infections causing inflammation, and anatomical abnormalities like narrowed airways or tumors that restrict airflow.
    Recognizing airway obstruction is vital for prompt intervention. Common signs include a person choking, struggling to breathe, gasping for air, making wheezing or high-pitched stridor sounds when inhaling, and displaying a bluish discoloration of the skin, lips, or nails due to inadequate oxygenation.
    If you believe someone is experiencing an airway obstruction, your immediate action is crucial. First, call 911 or your local emergency number to summon professional help. If the person is conscious and choking, perform the Heimlich maneuver (abdominal thrusts) by applying upward pressure to the abdomen to expel the obstructing object or material.
    Treatment for airway obstructions depends on the severity and cause of the obstruction. Basic first-aid measures like the Heimlich maneuver or back blows for infants can clear obstructions. In more severe cases or if these methods fail, emergency medical professionals may perform advanced airway procedures such as intubation or tracheostomy to establish a secure airway.
    Yes, many airway obstructions are preventable. To reduce the risk, individuals should practice safe eating habits by chewing food thoroughly and avoiding talking or laughing while eating. Parents and caregivers should keep small objects out of reach of infants and toddlers to prevent choking hazards.
    A tracheostomy is a surgical procedure in which a small opening, called a stoma, is created in the front of the neck to establish a direct airway to the trachea. It is typically used in cases of severe or long-term airway issues, such as those resulting from injury, tumors, or chronic respiratory conditions. A tracheostomy tube is inserted into the stoma to maintain the airway and facilitate breathing.
    Yes, many chronic airway conditions can be managed without surgery. This may involve medications, such as bronchodilators and corticosteroids, to alleviate symptoms and reduce airway inflammation. Additionally, lifestyle changes like smoking cessation, weight management, and allergen avoidance can help improve airway health in conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma.
    If you experience difficulty breathing without an apparent airway obstruction, it’s essential to seek immediate medical attention. Breathing difficulties can be caused by various underlying conditions, including asthma, pneumonia, congestive heart failure, or pulmonary embolism. Prompt evaluation by a healthcare professional is necessary to determine the cause and initiate appropriate treatment.
    To maintain optimal airway health, adopt a healthy lifestyle. This includes not smoking or quitting if you do smoke, managing allergies and respiratory conditions through regular check-ups and prescribed medications, and staying well-hydrated to keep mucous membranes moist, aiding in the clearance of respiratory secretions. Regular exercise and a balanced diet can also contribute to overall respiratory wellness.

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    Meet Our Provider

    We have a team of experienced, board-certified periodontists and estheticians trained in the latest techniques for the health and beauty of your smile.
    Dr. Lauren Hubbard

    Lauren Hubbard


    Dr. Lauren Hubbard was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. As an avid Hawkeye fan from an early age, she was determined to become a Hawkeye herself and graduated with high honors from The University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Physiology and went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the The University of Iowa College of Dentistry graduating with highest distinction.
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    Unlock Healthier Sleep and a Brighter Future

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    What our customers say

    Paula stacke

    September 21, 2023
    Nikki was great. Friendly, knowledgeable, and patient.

    Andy Busch

    September 14, 2023
    Amazing place. Dr.Miner is great!!!! The staff is excellent and very welcoming! Do not hesitate to get dental work done here. I recieved extensive dental work here and I can’t express how thankful I am at how great everyone is here. Dr.miner, danyelle, Nikki, and lauren are all beyond awesome. Professional people and are making something that is very nerve racking to me, a very easy and welcoming process.

    Matthew Johnson

    May 31, 2023
    The best dentist I’ve ver used. Timely and great service. They don’t oversell, and my teeth haven’t looked better!

    Amanda Hance

    April 27, 2023
    We have been really happy here since switching dental offices. Very clean environment and the staff is all friendly and professional. To top it off they are all amazing with children! My young daughters have had only positive experiences and enjoy coming!

    Whitney Walz

    April 26, 2023
    It’s hard to beat the dentist I had growing up which created a positive impression of dentists for me — but West Lakes I’m Chaska has done it! Everyone I’ve worked with is thorough, efficient, and super nice. Also, Colleen is fantastic. She goes the extra mile when dealing with insurance, she provides estimates before services are performed, and she has fit me into the schedule last minute.

    mary manning

    April 21, 2023
    Life-changing major dental implant experience here. These thoughtful, fun professional and knowledgeable women guide you patiently through the entire process, and somehow transform fear into excitement to get to your next appointment! Forever grateful I found this dental home!!

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