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Visit our dental office for sleep medicine in the Longview area

Dr. Clint Bruyere, Clint Bruyere, DDS Visit our dental office for sleep medicine in the Longview area

Snoring is a problem that millions of people experience every now and then. In most cases, snoring is just a minor annoyance, posing no significant threat to sleep or health. On the other hand, some people’s snoring is indicative of a far more serious problem, one that can have major consequences. Snoring can be so disruptive that the snorer goes through his or her days groggy and foggy. The problem at hand may in fact be more serious than basic snoring. What is thought to be a snoring problem may actually be obstructive sleep apnea, a problem addressed in our dental office. … Continue reading

Understanding apnea

Dr. Clint Bruyere, Clint Bruyere, DDS Explaining Understanding apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is a widely misunderstood condition affecting millions of Americans. It is estimated that over half of those afflicted are unaware of it. Additionally, a large percentage of diagnosed cases are untreated. What is apnea? Sleep apnea is characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. Central sleep apnea is a rare form of the condition caused by the central nervous system failing to send the signals to stimulate breathing. The vast majority of apnea cases are caused by an obstruction in the airway, physically blocking breathing. This is called obstructive sleep apnea.The pauses in breathing during an apneic … Continue reading

Your options for sleep apnea treatment in Longview

Dr. Clint Bruyere, Clint Bruyere, DDS Providing Sleep Apnea Treatment

Apnea is a chronic sleeping disorder affecting millions of Americans. It is estimated that over half of all sleep apnea cases are undiagnosed, and over half of those diagnosed are not compliant with treatment. Increasingly, patients concerned about apnea are turning to specially trained dentists such as Dr. Clint Bruyere, of Longview TX. Official diagnosis of apnea requires a sleep study, which we can help you arrange. It is usually performed in your home with an ambulatory device that records data while you sleep. A certified sleep physician will evaluate the results to determine if you have apnea. If you … Continue reading

Relief for sleep apnea patients from your dentist in Longview

Dr. Clint Bruyere, Clint Bruyere, DDS Providing Relief for sleep apnea patients from your dentist in Longview

Sleep apnea causes repeated temporary pauses in breathing while sleeping. This sleep related breathing disorder could have serious consequences if left untreated. In mild cases, simple lifestyle changes may control the condition. Some of these changes may include sleeping on your side, losing weight, and quitting smoking. However, if these measures are insufficient, a sleep physician will likely prescribe a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airflow Pressure) machine. For some people, the thought of being tethered to a machine every night for the rest of their lives is unbearable; others try the CPAP machine and cannot tolerate it. Thankfully, there is another … Continue reading

Helping Hallsville sleep with treatment for snoring and apnea

Dr. Clint Bruyere, Clint Bruyere, DDS Helping Hallsville sleep with treatment for snoring and apnea

We are all familiar with snoring. It happens to some people occasionally and others every night. Usually, the snoring person continues sleeping while keeping his or her bed partner awake. In the past, it was considered little more than an aggravation for the person kept awake. However, recent medical research has revealed a multitude of reasons that snoring should be taken seriously. Condition or symptom? If you snore, you probably know it, and if your bed partner snores, you are certainly aware of it. What you may not know is why. The actual sound of snoring is caused by soft … Continue reading

Hallsville sleep apnea questions: How does a dental appliance help?

Dr. Clint Bruyere, Clint Bruyere, DDS Hallsville sleep apnea questions: How does a dental appliance help?

Obstructive sleep apnea is an unfortunately common sleeping disorder that affects an estimated 18 million Americans, many of whom are not being treated. There are two primary challenges in treating sleep apnea, the first being the initial diagnosis. Afflicted individuals often mistake apnea for simple snoring, although there is an important, and dangerous, difference. A snoring person is breathing, albeit very loudly. A person in the midst of an apneic event is not breathing. The event may pass in a few seconds, typically followed by loud snoring as the body struggles to replenish oxygen. Although a brief pause in breathing … Continue reading

Sedation dental treatment is available to patients in the Hallsville, TX and Longview, Texas communities

Dr. Clint Bruyere, Clint Bruyere, DDS Sedation dental treatment is available to patients in the Hallsville, TX and Longview, Texas communities

Dental fear and anxiety can strike both children and adults of any age. However, this nervous feeling shouldn’t keep patients from getting their regular treatments with a quality dental staff. Patients in the areas of Longview, Texas and Hallsville, TX are encouraged to work with a practice that offers sedation options during treatment. Dental sedation explained Many dental offices provide some sort of dental sedation for anxious patients during treatment. Dr. Clint Bruyere works with patients with mild to moderate anxieties by providing oral conscious sedation. Oral conscious sedation is achieved with a prescription sedative that is given to patients prior … Continue reading

Where can I find sedation dentistry near me in Longview, TX?

Dr. Clint Bruyere, Clint Bruyere, DDS Explaining Where can I find sedation dentistry near me in Longview, TX?

Sedation dentistry is used for patients who have dental anxieties. It is common for patients of all ages to experience fears and nervousness surrounding dental appointments. Some patients have had a negative dental experience in the past, while others have a fear of the “unknown.” Personal space may also be an issue for patients who are unhappy with close contact with others. When situations such as this arise, it can keep patients from getting the dental care they need to maintain a healthy smile. This is why we encourage patients to learn more about ways to reduce their anxieties with … Continue reading

Sedation dentistry helps patients in Longview, TX take back their oral health

Dr. Clint Bruyere, Clint Bruyere, DDS Sedation dentistry helps patients in Longview, TX take back their oral health

For many patients, the prospect of undergoing dental treatment can cause severe anxiety. In fact, nearly one out of every five people has some fear of the dentist. This can cause patients to avoid the dentist altogether and put their oral health at risk. Dr. Clint Bruyere believes that a relaxed patient allows a smoother procedure and can even improve recovery time. This is why he offers his patients in Longview TX oral conscious sedation to help them relax and increase their peace of mind about dental procedures. With sedation dentistry, patients are able to receive corrective dental care that … Continue reading

With Longview sedation dentistry, you no longer have to fear dental treatment

Dr. Clint Bruyere, Clint Bruyere, DDS Explaining With Longview sedation dentistry, you no longer have to fear dental treatment

If you feel anxious at the thought of seeing the dentist, you are not alone. Millions of Americans put off necessary dental treatments due to anxiety, only to find themselves facing problems that require extensive care. Rather than visit the dentist only when pain sends you there, we suggest making an appointment with your Longview dentist who offers sedation dentistry for stress-free, pain-free care. Sedation dentistry begins with the prescription of sedative medication suited to the patient’s needs. This oral medication is taken at home before dental appointments, allowing you to arrive at our office feeling at ease about treatment. … Continue reading


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Dr. Bruyere graduated from Texas A&M whilst finishing at the Baylor College of Dentistry. He possesses a fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry and 30 years of experience in dentistry.

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