Delicate Dental Arts

Sleep Apnea & Snoring Therapy

Enjoy an improved quality of sleep with our sleep apnea and snoring therapy.

Most people are unaware that there’s an important connection between dentistry and sleep problems, such as snoring and sleep apnea. Our body responds to sleep concerns through teeth grinding, neck pain, tiredness, and other health problems. When left neglected, these conditions can risk your health.

The role of dentistry in these common sleep problems is it helps open up the airway, starting where your teeth and tongue are physically related. At Delicate Dental Arts, we’ll help you get better sleep through sleep apnea and snoring therapy. We combine advanced technology and our expertise to provide comprehensive services.

What Are Sleep Apnea and Snoring?

1. Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a medical condition wherein your breathing while sleeping is obstructed and interrupted for 10 seconds or more. This can often happen during the night and seriously affect your health.

2. Snoring

Snoring is the loud and raspy sound you create while you are sleeping. This is because your breathing allows air to pass over soft tissues that make them vibrate and create a sound.

Our Treatment Process

At Delicate Dental Arts, we want our patients to feel comfortable during treatment. Our highly skilled dentists and medical staff are here to assist you from the beginning of your treatment to the end.

1. Consultation and Tests

When you turn to us for help, the first thing we’ll do is have an in-depth consultation with you and perform some tests afterward. We may also advise you to take an at-home sleep study.

2. Diagnosis

We will then send the results to a sleep specialist physician to analyze your sleep data. Our expert team may recommend a CT scan to see the size and obstruction of your airway if there’s any. This will help us determine whether you have sleep apnea.

3. Treatment Options

Once diagnosed with sleep apnea, our professionals will discuss some possibilities and treatment options with you. We’ll also advise you on the best one to take. Some of the most common options include the following:

  • Vivos® Appliance – It is a biological non-surgical pneumopedic appliance used to treat sleep apnea. This treatment may also get you off your CPAP machine, as it can already address the root cause of your sleep apnea.
  • Therapy – We may recommend you to see an ear, nose, or throat specialist, myofunctional therapist, or a different specialist, depending on the results of the tests. These experts can help us determine the most suitable treatment for you.
  • Orthopedic Appliance – Opening up your airway using a removable orthopedic appliance that you will have to wear for 12 to 16 hours daily is also among your options. This will help the jaw expand and increase the airway size.
  • Non-Surgical Laser Treatments – Another option is laser treatment. Lasers can tighten the mouth’s tissues to promote enhanced airflow. The process is quick, painless, and only takes 20 minutes for six sessions and no recovery time.

Sleep Apnea Symptoms and Associated Conditions

The best way to determine if you have sleep apnea is to be diagnosed by a professional. Here are some of the symptoms you may need to look out for:

A diagram that shows Sleep apnea's (OSA) Common Symptoms and associated conditions.

Sleep Apnea in Children

Many children have undiagnosed sleep apnea. Those children are often moody and unfocused, have slow developing growth, frequent ear infections, and trouble with school. Lack of oxygen and poor sleep quality directly affect their growth hormones and behavior.

The earlier the diagnosis and treatment, the healthier the child will be. Treatment usually involves using an orthopedic removable oral appliance to help develop the jaw in a more biologically balanced way. Some children may also need tongue exercises and tonsillectomy.

Some symptoms of sleep apnea in children include the following:

AllergiesFrequent Headaches
Dark Circles Under the EyesRestless Sleep
Swollen Tonsils and AdenoidsSnoring
Trouble at SchoolDaytime Drowsiness
Aggressive BehaviorSlow Growth

Benefits of Professional Treatment

While you can find many remedies and do-it-yourself treatments for snoring and sleep apnea online, it is still highly recommended to turn to professionals to treat such conditions. Here are some of the benefits of professional treatment:

1. Enhanced Sleep

Sleep apnea can keep you from getting deeper and more relaxed sleep, and consistent snoring can interrupt your natural sleep cycle. The treatments recommended by professionals can help you improve your sleeping pattern and get better sleep.

2. Reduced Risk of Heart Stroke

Severe sleep disturbance, such as obstructive sleep apnea and long-term and loud snoring, puts you at risk of stroke, heart attack, and many other health problems. Seeking professional treatment can help you prevent these serious health concerns.

3. Revitalized Health

Snoring and sleep apnea are often associated with various health conditions, like hypertension, heart problems, diabetes, and depression. Professionally treating your sleep problems can help you avoid adverse effects and improve your overall health.

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Delicate Dental Arts is here to help you treat snoring and sleep apnea and improve your sleep quality. Reach out to our professional team if you are interested in our snoring and sleep apnea therapy. We’ll be more than happy to help you achieve improved sleep quality and overall health!

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