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Guillermo E. Ramos  DDS


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All that is good begins with a SMILE,

When you visit our Washington Family Dental office, your smile is our top priority,  Dr. Ramos and his entire team are dedicated to providing you with the personalized, quality dental care that you deserve. You will experience all that modern dentistry has to offer, including a comprehensive list of general, restorative and cosmetic dental services to meet the needs of the whole family. Our goal is to assist each patient in achieving and maintaining long term dental health and a beautiful smile. Some of the services we provide include:

  • TMJ & TMD
  • Treatment of Orofacial Pain
  • Sleep Apnea & Snore Prevention
  • Headaches       
  • Dental Implants
  • Crown (Caps) and Bridge work
  • Dentures (Complete & Partial)
  • Bonding (white non- metal fillings)
  • Wisdom Teeth Removal / Extractions
  • Endodontics (Root Canal Treatment) 
  • Nightguards, Bite splints, Mouthguards


Orofacial Pain

Orofacial pain refers to any pain that is associated with both hard and soft tissue of the head, neck, and face. Most of all Orofacial pain is derived from an infection, auto-immune disorder, and /or tumor, all of which needs to be ruled out to properly treat the patient.


Neuralgia

Neuralgia refers to constant pain following an extraction, root canal treatment, or any surgical procedure that has not responded to conventional treatment.


TMJ Pain

TMJ Pain refers to pain that is located at the side of the face where the jaw and cranium join.
Answer yes to any of the questions below and you may have TMJ pain.
Does your jaw lock up in the morning upon awakening?
Can you not close or open your jaw after yawning?
Is there clicking or scratching noise when you open or close jaw?
Have you developed pain on the side of the jaw that is recurring?


Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is when during sleep a person either breathes shallow or has long paused between breathes that causes poor sleep. Sleep Apneas can be chronic but can be treated using the right methods. Ask yourself these questions...

Do you feel tired all the time?
Do you fall asleep within a few minutes while watching TV or at the dose of at the steering wheel?
Do you snore?
Do you wake up at night to gasp for air?
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a serious medical condition which can cause thickening of the arteries by way of endothelial dysfunction that must be diagnosed by a physician. Diagnosis is based on the results of an overnight sleep study called Polysomnogram(PSG), along with a patient evaluation and history.


Sleep Apnea treatment options:

Weight loss
Good sleep hygiene
CPAP (Continuous Airway Pressure)
Oral Appliance Therapy (mild-moderate OSA)
Surgery


Oral Appliance Therapy:

If you have moderate to severe OSA an initial trial with a nasal CPAP is necessary due to its greater effectiveness then an oral appliance.
If you can not tolerate or refuse to use your CPAP and with the release from your physician an oral appliance can be an effective way to treat sleep apnea.


Oral Appliance:

An oral appliance is a device that is worn in the mouth, similar to an orthodontic retainer or mouthguard.

This appliance will try to prevent the closure of your soft tissue in the back of the throat keeping the airway open.
There are many types of oral appliances available and are a great way to treat Sleep Apnea.


Headache

There have been many advances in the diagnosis and treatment of headaches over the past decade. Dr. Ramos is trained and certified to recognized Orofacial Pain headaches. Dr. Ramos is able to stay abreast of the latest advances in this field through his involvement with the American Academy of Orofacial Pain.
As a dentist, Dr. Ramos is not permitted to treat headaches that do not have any Orofacial manifestations. Dr .Ramos will then refer the patient to a physician who specializes in headaches when there are no Orofacial symptoms. Many times headaches can mimic TMD or toothaches. This is the reason that Dr. Ramos feels that knowledge of these headache disorders is important.
Please remember neither the internet or books is a substitute for a full evaluation by a physician or Orofacial pain expert.
If you have any of the following symptoms accompanying a headache immediate medical attention is needed:
  • Numbness
  • Paralysis
  • Disorientation
  • Double vision
  • The Inability to talk
  • Experiencing at first, a worst more intense or different kind of a headache.
  • Headaches on one side of the face that direct to eye region.
  • Headaches that last from a few minutes (15-30 min )to as many 20-30 times in a day for at least 2 or more days per one week.
  • Never had intense headaches prior to the age of 50 years of age.
  • Headaches you that wake you in the middle of the night.


Dental Implants and Cosmetic Dentistry


Wisdom Teeth Removal


Root Canal Treatment