Interrupted sleep tonight sets the tone for an exhausting day tomorrow. Meanwhile, 24 percent of men and 9 percent of women suffer from some sleep-related complication.
Sleep apnea and snoring can lead to extensive health problems for patients struggling to rest. It has been linked to high blood pressure, increased or irregular heart rate, and type 2 diabetes.
The experts in our Dental Sleep Medicine Program specialize in correcting narrow and obstructed airwaves with a minimally invasive approach.
Why see a dental sleep medicine doctor?
When a patient temporarily stops breathing in his or her sleep or experiences sleep apnea, decreased oxygen levels in the body lead to snoring and sleeplessness. When oxygen levels are compromised, patients are at an increased risk for a heart attack or stroke.
A dental sleep medicine specialist can begin the process of diagnosing the factors instigating interruptions in sleep. Your dentist can also determine if oral appliance therapy is the answer for a good night’s sleep.
What is a dental sleep medicine doctor?
A dental sleep medicine doctor will evaluate a person with sleep-related breathing problems, including snoring, upper airway resistance syndrome, and general airway closure issues causing interrupted sleep.
What services can a dental sleep medicine doctor provide?
Treatment to manage sleep apnea can be with a CPAP machine (breathing mask). Dental sleep medicine doctors may recommend an oral sleep appliance or custom made mouthpiece to help reposition the jaw and tongue to keep a patient’s airway from collapsing.
Location: 453 Suncrest Towne Centre
Morgantown, WV 26505