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Experience Improved Sleep Quality & Function Better During the Day
It may surprise you that you can get help for your sleep disorder from your dentist. However, we don’t just treat your mouth. We treat your entire well-being. If you’re experiencing symptoms like loud snoring, choking, gasping for air during sleep, or persistent daytime fatigue, don’t hesitate to bring up your concerns during your checkup. You may have sleep apnea, and we can help. It’s important to get treatment ASAP, as sleep apnea is a leading cause of stroke, heart attack, and other serious health issues.
During your checkup, your dentist will perform airway testing to look for signs of apnea. It helps us determine the right course of treatment. We collaborate with board-certified specialists every step of the way. We will refer you to a physician for diagnosis, if necessary.
Dr. Berry is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. It’s a recognition held by the most elite sleep medicine providers. You can trust you are in experienced hands.
To treat your apnea, we use FDA-approved medical devices of all kinds, including the Vivos system, ProSomnus, and SomnoMed. The devices will:
- Expand Your Airway – An oral appliance will help reduce airway obstructions during sleep. As a result, you’ll have fewer apnea episodes and sleep better throughout the night.
- Improve Breathing – An appliance encourages proper facial and jaw placement, which can contribute to improved breathing patterns. It can lead to improved and unobstructed airflow.
- Use a Non-Invasive Approach – Unlike some other treatments for sleep apnea, oral appliances are non-invasive. You won’t need surgery or a CPAP device (for mild to moderate cases of apnea).
- Offer Effective Relief – Sleep apnea appliances address the root causes of the sleep disorder, providing lasting relief. Patients typically experience improved sleep quality and greater comfort.
Oral appliance therapy is most effective for mild to moderate cases of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which is the most common type. Your dentist will work with you to determine if this is the ideal solution for your needs.