It’s true – strong, healthy teeth are one of the best ways to enjoy life’s simple pleasures. We are pleased to welcome you to our practice and we look forward to showing you what modern dentistry can do for you. No matter what dental problems you may have developed over the years, Oliva Dentistry has solutions for you.Play VideoLearn More
Oliva Dentistry brings an exceptional range of services, training, and experience to the practice of dentistry. We perform a variety of dental services in one location to help you easily manage your dental needs. If you have put off treatment, we want you to know that as our patient, you will be in caring hands.Play VideoLearn More
Have you ever looked at someone’s smile and immediately been impressed by how beautiful their teeth were? Did you notice that they seem to enjoy smiling and expressing themselves openly and confidently? We have personally witnessed our patients transform from shy, reserved types to happy, outgoing people. These transformations are our reward for training for so many years.Play VideoLearn More
Many individuals at risk for OSA will avoid evaluation and treatment for the same reason individuals procrastinate about going to see the dentist. It is inconvenient, the problem may not be apparent to the individual, and the outcome or treatment is unknown and potentially provokes fear. Once an individual is identified as potentially being afflicted with OSA, evaluation by a sleep physician, followed by a sleep study to diagnose or rule out a sleep-related breathing disorder is standard. Once a diagnosis is confirmed, the gold standard of initial treatment is a device known a CPAP, the abbreviation for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. This consists of a mask worn on the face while sleeping which delivers air under pressure to the upper airway. When used by a compliant patient, CPAP will eliminate the effects of OSA. Unfortunately, many individuals will be noncompliant with CPAP due to claustrophobia, discomfort, irritation from noise, social pressure, or simply the inconvenience factor. The next alternative involves the care of a dentist to fabricate an oral appliance that advances the mandible while sleeping, which opens and increases the size of the airway. Many individuals will tolerate an appliance well and find this to be an excellent alternative. A small percentage of individuals will not be able to tolerate either CPAP or appliance therapy, and thus become surgical candidates. Using surgical procedures, the muscles that support the entire airway are advanced, and the size of the airway is increased dramatically. Individuals will find this procedure highly effective.