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Dental Sleep Medicine

Are you tired all day? Do you snore? 

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person's breathing is interrupted during sleep. This means the brain -- and the rest of the body -- may not get enough oxygen. 

The main types of sleep apnea are:

  • Obstructive sleep apnea, the more common form that occurs when throat muscles relax

  • Central sleep apnea, which occurs when your brain doesn't send proper signals to the muscles that control breathing

  • Complex sleep apnea syndrome, also known as treatment-emergent central sleep apnea, which occurs when someone has both obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea

Sleep apnea can result in many issues such as fatigue, headaches, high blood pressure, low energy, mood swings, and behavioral problems. It can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart attack, stroke, irregular heartbeats, and a host of other complications.

Testing for sleep apnea requires a sleep study. However, instead of spending a night in a sleep lab, many patients are eligible to take our own sleep test in the comfort of their own home.


Certain therapies are available to open the airway in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. For many of those who are intolerant of a CPAP machine, our office can construct an oral appliance.  


Contact us for a free screening.


A commonly used apnea device

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