Posts From May, 2020

teeth grinding

Are Teeth Grinding and Snoring Related?

Many patients who have sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) also have teeth grinding issues and TMJ issues.  SDB can range from frequent loud snoring to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). They frequently report that they wear a mouth guard made by their dentist to reduce damage to their teeth. Why is managing snoring and sleep apnea critical to […]


The Physician Assistant’s Role at Sinus & Snoring Specialists? 

Physician Assistants (PA) are important members of the team at Sinus and Snoring Specialists. Allison Childs, PA  (Allie) and Maria Lorenz, PA, the two Physician Assistants at our clinic, work with Dr. Daniel Slaughter in the clinic, perform procedures, and assist in the operating room. Dr. Slaughter sees every new patient at Sinus and Snoring […]

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Balloon Sinuplasty When Medical Therapy Isn’t Enough

A little background about the sinuses – The sinuses are actually called the “paranasal” sinuses, meaning “around the nose cavities”. These hollow cavities surround the nose and have a thin lining that produces liquid. This liquid then moves by directional ciliary flow (often against gravity) to small natural pathways that enter into the nose. The […]

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