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Sleep Apnea

We’re concerned about the overall health of our patients, including their sleep health. Many people suffer needlessly from dangerous sleep-disruptive disorders that keep them from getting enough oxygen while sleeping. The risk of heart attack is 23 times more likely than average with a sleep disorder. 92% of stroke victims unknowingly suffer from sleep apnea before having a stroke. Our training allows us to offer patients education and treatment surrounding sleep health in a simple, cost-effective way.

Research suggests that more than twelve million Americans have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Most cases often go undiagnosed and can lead to serious health consequences. This includes diabetes, high blood pressure, hypertension, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, and traffic accidents related to drowsy driving. Dentistry serves a vital role in treating this silent epidemic. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends oral appliances as the primary treatment of mild to moderate OSA and patients with severe sleep apnea who can’t tolerate their CPAP.

What is OSA?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a breathing disorder characterized by brief interruptions while breathing and asleep due to a blockage in the airway. This occurs when throat muscles, the tongue, tonsils, or the soft palate relax and block the airway, preventing you from breathing correctly. The obstruction results in a severe drop in blood oxygen levels throughout the night.

OSA is typically diagnosed using a polysomnogram or a sleep study. During a sleep study, a sleep physician monitors brain activity and body system functions while a patient rests overnight at a sleep lab. The specialist evaluates the data collected to diagnose sleep disorders and recommend treatment. If the sleep doctor prescribes, a dentist trained in sleep medicine can help treat obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy. Instead of reporting to a sleep lab, a home sleep study may be offered.

How is OSA Treated?

Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea treatment can include surgery, a CPAP or BiPAP machine, or oral appliance therapy. Oral appliances provide a minimally invasive option for treating mild to moderate OSA. A carefully calibrated appliance, like a CPAP or BiPAP, can hold the jaw precisely and comfortably while sleeping.

All treatment recommendations should be made in conjunction with your sleep physician. If appliance therapy is selected, it’s essential to determine the correct method and positioning to maintain an open airway precisely.

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