Sleep Apnea Treatments
Sleep Apnea Dental Treatments for Pike Creek
Welcome to the only dental office in Delaware certified by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. We work with most insurance companies and we have convenient payment plans. Our treatment is the comfortable alternative to CPAP.
Somnomed – The Comfortable Alternative to a CPAP
Snoring is disruptive to both your sleep and your health. But if your snoring is loud, chronic, and leaves you gasping for breath, it could be sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a serious disorder that can cause a person to stop breathing for extended periods of time. Sometimes breathing can stop hundreds of times a night leading to oxygen deprivation. Often people who experience sleep apnea aren’t even aware that they snore, let alone suffer from a lack of oxygen. Yet over 20 million Americans have been diagnosed with sleep apnea!
What Can A Dentist Do to Treat a Sleep Disorder?
Because sleep apnea is caused by a malformation or misalignment of the nose and mouth structure, we are uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat your symptoms. If we do find that you have sleep apnea, we offer a number of unique devices that correct the position of your jaw and open your airways comfortably and conveniently. They treat both snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea by gently moving the jaw forward.
When worn at night, the forward movement tightens the muscles and soft tissues of your airway decreasing both obstruction and vibration. And unlike bulky CPAP machines, they fit easily in the palm of your hand.
Lucky for you, we have studied sleep apnea and can screen for it at any visit. If you are concerned that you may have sleep apnea, please call us.