Sleep Disorders Dentists concentrate on the reduction of patients’ respiratory distress during sleep. By determining the location and degree of airway obstruction using the state of the art equipments, these dentists can place your airway in optimal breathing position.
If you Snore, Have High Blood Pressure, are Tired in the Morning. Does your spouse complain about your snoring? Do you wake up multiple times at night? Do you toss an turn a lot in your sleep?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you could be suffering from a serious sleep disorder. Sleep disordered breathing is caused by airway obstruction. Those who have sleep breathing disorders experience breathing difficulty ranging from mild to acute: snoring, upper airway resistance syndrome, and a very serious condition called obstructive sleep apnea.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Sleep Apnea is a sleep disorder that is characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. It often gets initiated by snoring and is generally followed by tiredness the next day. Sleep apnea can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke. Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a serious condition and it should be properly diagnosed and treated. Special airway orthotics (oral appliances) are a great option if you are a good candidate for it. These are noninvasive treatment options for sleep apnea when it is not a severe case.
Laryngometer/ Rhinometer or Pharyngometer These machines emit sound waves and help determine the severity of sleep disordered breathing.
Oral Appliances for Snoring There are several oral appliances that have been FDA approved for the treatment of snoring, sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. New “airway orthotics” are designed for comfort and durability. The oral appliance gently holds your jaw in the right position to maintain proper airway function as you sleep.