Dental Treatments for Sleep Apnea
Dental sleep medicine is an area of dental practice that focuses on the use of oral appliance therapy to treat sleep-disordered breathing, including snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Sleep Apnea Dentists work together with sleep physicians to identify the best treatment for each patient.
Sleep Apnea Dentists pioneered the use of oral appliance therapy for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and snoring in adults. An oral appliance is a device worn in the mouth only during sleep. It fits like a sports mouth guard or orthodontic retainer. A custom-fit oral sleep appliance is an effective treatment that prevents the airway from collapsing by supporting the jaw in a forward position.
Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Snoring is a common warning sign for obstructive sleep apnea. If you have snoring without sleep apnea, your doctor and sleep apnea dentist can work together to see if an oral sleep appliance can work for you. A sleep study will be done to determine the level of obstructed sleep apnea you have. Some people have a type of apnea that is caused by the position of the tongue, jaw, and head during sleep. Others have a variety that is caused by other issues, such as neurological or pulmonary problems. If you have sleep apnea, your dentist will discuss treatment options with you.
Is Dental Treatment for Sleep Apnea Uncomfortable?
Some people can feel daunted by having an oral appliance in during sleep. However, almost all of our dental sleep apnea patients find that they quickly become accustomed to it. And it’s not just a matter of getting used to it – patients find that their energy and restfulness is vastly increased when dental treatment for sleep apnea works. Any initial discomfort with the appliance is quickly forgotten as your waking life is improved by your increased energy and ability.
Dr. Hadley – The ONLY ABDSM Qualified Sleep Apnea Dentist in Las Vegas
Dr. Hadley has been studying sleep apnea for years. He is a member and attends conferences of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He is also the ONLY American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine Qualified Dentist in Las Vegas. Dr. Hadley has spent dozens of hours in education for dental sleep medicine, operations at a sleep center alongside medical staff, and passed rigorous examinations to earn this important qualification. If finding an experienced and knowledgeable Sleep Apnea Dentist is important to you, you owe it to yourself to call the offices of Dr. Hadley.
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