Contact Us Today!Oral anatomy is intimately connected to many sleep disorders. Snoring and sleep apnea (reduced oxygen intake during sleep) occur when the tongue reduces the size of the airway. This may occur because of poor tongue posture, an enlarged tongue, or a tongue confined by a constricted placement of the teeth. The latter can occur from a narrow jaw structure or from worn down teeth.
Snoring and sleep apnea are a big concern because they can lead to reduced oxygen intake, weight gain, stroke and even death. They can also reduce the quality of ones personal life at home.
Many of the patients we see have been referred from a sleep center. The usual request is for an oral sleep appliance (OSA) that is designed to keep the airway open during sleep. An OSA is a must for patients who have moderate or severe sleep apnea and cannot successfully wear a continuous pressure oxygen machine (CPAP). We can expect to reduce episodes of reduced oxygen in half with these oral devices.
We provide initial assessments via a home study for patients who have not seen a sleep disorder medical doctor. If our findings indicate there is minor to moderate snoring without sleep apnea, we can proceed to make an oral device. If however, your condition is more severe we will direct you to one of several excellent sleep centers in our area or assessment and recommendations prior to making an OSA.
Call our office for a consultation at 760-568-9494.
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