Blaine Cusack, D.D.S., brings more than 20 years of experience to his work as a provider of holistic dental care. As a dentist at Lagrange Jaw Pain Management, Dr. Cusack treats patients for a variety of issues, including head, neck, and facial pain. Well versed in cranial osteopathy, Dr. Cusack works alongside a health care team to deliver optimal treatment. His other areas of specialty include orthodontics and dental orthopedics.
Dr. Blaine Cusack earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Illinois Benedictine College, now called Benedictine University. He went on to study at the Loyola University School of Dentistry, where he completed his D.D.S. Dr. Cusack treats a number of common conditions, including sleep apnea.
The symptoms occur during sleep in the form of shallow breaths or pauses between breaths. The pauses may last seconds or even minutes, and they usually occur five or more times per hour, often ending with a choking or snorting sound. Patients with sleep apnea generally experience a significant decline in the quality of sleep. Although the condition is common, it can lead to major health risks if not treated. Untreated sleep apnea can increase the patient’s risk for heart failure, high blood pressure, obesity, and stroke, among other conditions. Dr. Blaine Cusack takes a holistic approach to diagnosing and treating the condition. Sleep apnea is generally caused by obstructions to the airway, and Dr. Cusack works to identify and eliminate the blockage.