Sleep Apnea Dentist

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It is estimated that as many as 18-million Americans have sleep apnea, a condition that is far more common than generally understood.

If you are suffering with a sleep disorder, we can likely help you with sleep apnea treatment. We provide sleep disorder dentistry services by a caring professional staff that wants to help you overcome your condition.

Cessation of breathing during sleep is a common problem affecting both adults and children. These are three forms that can be treated by our dental oral surgeon:

  • Obstructive airway blockage caused by a genetic abnormality
  • Central apnea resulting from failure of proper brain signals to muscles
  • Mixed or complex apnea when both central sleep and obstructive apnea are present

In the case of obstructive airway blockage, it is possible for us to fit you with a sleep apnea dental appliance that is worn during the night. The device is similar to an athletic mouth guard and is removable.

Call Palmer Dental to consult with our dental apnea specialist for a diagnosis and treatment plan.

What is a Sleep Apnea Dental Appliance?

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With the skills and services of a dental oral surgeon we can evaluate your apnea and, in the majority of cases, diagnose and recommend a sleep apnea treatment.

A sleep apnea dental appliance is a non-invasive treatment that is similar to a removable athletic mouth guard, fits easily into your lifestyle, and is an effective treatment option. These are advantages of an oral dental appliance:

  • Portable
  • Comfortable and easy to wear
  • Quiet
  • Convenient for travel
  • Easy to care for

With an oral dental appliance your quality of life will improve significantly as you remain committed to your treatment and use it nightly.

Call us for a consultation to learn how, with our help, you can improve your sleep and promote a healthier heart, body and mind.

Sleep Apnea Treatment for Patients of All Ages

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While apnea is a common sleep disorder and can develop in anyone in any age, it most frequently occurs in people who are overweight, male, age 40 or over, and smokers.

However, apnea also affects about 2% of children and can even occur in very young children, which, in some cases may be caused by tonsils or adenoids that are creating airway blockage.

Sleep apnea treatment for patients of all ages depends on the severity of the problem. At this time, effective treatments include the following, but not limited to:

  • Sleep apnea dental appliance, also known as an oral appliance
  • Continuous positive airflow pressure, also known as CPAP
  • Orthodontic treatments
  • Surgery such as nasal or palate

Call Palmer Dental for a consultation to determine if your warning signs of a sleeping disorder may be associated with apnea. We can determine which treatment options will work best for you or your child. Call us today at 480-757-0882.