If you or a bed partner suffer from sleep apnea, the solution to your troubles could lie with a small, custom-made oral appliance. By wearing one at night, it’s able to keep a person’s airway open and prevent the lapses in breathing associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Oral appliance therapy also provides an excellent alternative for those who do not like their CPAP machine or may be CPAP intolerant.
To learn more about oral appliance therapy and how dentistry can actually help you sleep better, contact us today.
DreamSleep is a network that unites specially trained physicians, technicians, dentists, and medical and dental teams, making it easy for patients to find effective sleep apnea therapy from providers they can trust. As more medical and dental practices are starting to offer sleep apnea therapy with only dubious claims of training and education on the subject, finding a provider that is in the DreamSleep network is a great way to ensure the treatment you receive is performed by skilled practitioners with extensive training in central and obstructive sleep apnea. In short, choosing a DreamSleep certified provider, like our caring dentist and team, to offer your sleep apnea diagnosis, treatment planning, and ongoing maintenance care gives you peace of mind, knowing you’re working with the best possible team.
We are pleased to announce that our office has joined the DreamSleep network for sleep apnea treatment providers. DreamSleep Certification means every member of our sleep team has received intensive training on sleep medicine, oral appliance therapy and collaboration with physicians for testing and diagnosis.
Sleep apnea is a nationwide epidemic, affecting an estimated 1 in 5 adults. Many suffer from the condition undiagnosed and unaware that they live with a dangerous, yet treatable disease. People with sleep apnea stop breathing for short periods during sleep, causing their bodies to wake up partially to breathe. These small awakenings interrupt the sleep cycle, preventing truly restful sleep. Symptoms include restless sleep, waking up tired, gasping for air at night and of course loud snoring. Untreated sleep apnea can exacerbate other conditions like heart disease, diabetes and depression. If you or someone you know has these symptoms, please schedule an appointment for a screening and consultation.
The good news is that many cases qualify for a comfortable and convenient oral appliance, instead of a CPAP. It’s a small device worn in the mouth that positions the jaw to allow for unobstructed airflow, allowing uninterrupted, deep and restful sleep. For people who already have a CPAP, some cases qualify for switching to oral appliance therapy. Please contact the office to learn more.
To learn more please call our office.