• “I have been a patient of Dr. Edens and Dr. Davis for several years now and I really appreciate their professionalism. Also, they are always concerned about providing a great dental care.”
    Steve W
  • “Our family has used this practice for years because the doctors and staff are professional, trustworthy, and good with both children and adults. They are also consistently on time with our appointments. Today, the hygienist offered a solution to an ongoing problem I've had, when I didn't even know to ask her about it. And it worked!”
    Christy M.
  • “Quite simply, the best dentists I have ever visited. I have had many different procedures with them. They were all very well done. When they couldn't do the implant surgery I needed, they referred me to a great surgeon. The staff is always friendly and accommodating.”
    Scott B
  • “Dr. Davis & staff are great. Very caring & personable. At this office you're not just another number, they truly care about their patients. I have been going to Dr. Davis for years and would recommend this office to anyone!”
    Shelly W
  • “Five cleanings, had to reschedule and they worked with me courteously. Dr. Davis is very patient with those of us who are not thrilled to be there. My kids love it there. Office staff is friendly. There are thorough on examinations. We have been patients there for over ten years and have never had a bad experience. Highly recommend them!”
    Laura F
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Welcome to Garden Springs Dental
Christopher S. Davis & Gregory M. Edens, Jr.

Welcome to Garden Springs Dental! Our entire professional team looks forward to serving your family with a personalized experience that will exceed your expectations!

There are many dental practices you can choose, but we don’t think you will find another that offers the warm, compassionate care and attention to detail that our staff provides. You deserve the highest quality dental care in a soothing environment, and we are happy to deliver.
 

Dr. Christopher S. Davis
Dr. Christopher S. Davis

Dr. Christopher S. Davis is a graduate of the University of Kentucky dental school, one of the best in the country. He has been a dentist for 18 years and has a broad range of experience in different areas of dentistry, from cosmetic and restorative dentistry to surgical treatments and root canal treatments.

Dr. Davis focuses on patient comfort and stays current with the latest advancements in dentistry to make sure that you receive the highest quality of care in the field. Please take a moment to learn more about Dr. Davis!

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Dr. Gregory M. Edens, Jr.
Dr. Gregory M. Edens, Jr.

Hailing from El Paso, Texas, Dr. Gregory Edens, Jr., graduated from Texas A&M University with a double major in biochemistry and genetics. After graduation, he attended dental school at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.

He is highly trained to handle all your dental needs with gentle, friendly care and looks forward to meeting you and providing you with the outstanding treatment you deserve.

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Garden Springs Dental
833 Lane Allen Road
Lexington, Kentucky 40504
(859) 277-1189
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TMJ and Sleep Apnea Treatment in Lexington

Do you suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) or sleep apnea? Did you know that we can treat both these problems at Garden Springs Dental with a customized oral appliance?

TMD is a condition that affects your jaw joint, causing painful symptoms like headaches and neck and jaw pain. Sleep apnea disrupts your normal breathing and puts your overall health at risk.

There is no reason to suffer from the symptoms of either TMD or sleep apnea. You may be surprised to learn that a dentist can treat both of these disorders.

During their training, dentists don’t just study teeth. To accurately diagnose oral health problems, they must spend years studying the structure of the head and jaw. This experience allows them to identify and address problems like sleep apnea and TMD.

Understanding TMD and Sleep Apnea

TMD refers to a collection of disorders related to your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). These disorders are often the result of chronic teeth grinding or a misaligned dental bite. Symptoms include jaw pain, headaches, and tension in your neck and shoulder muscles.

Sleep apnea is a result of an obstruction of the airway. The condition is characterized by shallow breathing, snoring, and a choking sensation. Since sleep apnea affects your breathing, your oxygen levels drop and put you at greater risk of risk for high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke. Repeated attempts to catch your breath result in disrupted sleep, which can cause you to wake up feeling tired, leaving you feeling sleepy and less productive during your day. 

 

Treating TMJ Pain and Sleep Apnea

These disorders create distinctly different problems, but they are similar in that our doctors at Garden Springs Dental can often effectively treat the causes and the symptoms of either with customized devices.

It is often possible to correct TMJ pain with an FDA-approved bite guard called an NTI device. It is designed to prevent your upper and lower jaw from coming into contact with each other as you sleep. This appliance reduces stress on the jaw joint and provides relief from pain because the jaw joint has a chance to rest. 

Severe sleep apnea is often treated with a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine. But because these devices can be bulky and uncomfortable, many people resist using them, leaving their condition untreated. 

If you snore excessively or feel tired upon waking, we recommend you contact your primary physician. He or she may recommend a sleep study to determine the extent of the problem. Depending on the results, you may be a candidate for a customized device that holds your jaw in a forward position while you sleep. This position keeps the airway clear so you can breathe more easily and eliminates symptoms like snoring or shallow breathing.

However, since sleep apnea is a serious condition, it is important for us to communicate with your regular doctor or specialist so we can decide if this type of device is the right choice for you.

Relief from Pain Is a Phone Call Away

Treating TMJ pain or sleep apnea may not require involved medical procedures. The only way to know for sure is to call our office to arrange for a consultation. We will work with you to find the solution that provides the relief you need.

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833 Lane Allen Road
Lexington, Kentucky 40504
(859) 277-1189