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Dental Sleep Medicine Johnson City

Tuesday, February, 15, 2022

Dr. Angela Cameron understands the importance of a good night’s sleep.  Dr. Cameron is a licensed and experienced dentist providing patients with dental sleep medicine.

What is Dental Sleep Medicine?

Dental sleep medicine is used for chronic snorers and for people who suffer from sleeping disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea. While not all dentists are equipped to provide patients with this type of treatment, Sophisticated-Smiles is.

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

If you have been a subscriber of this dental blog, you will recall that obstructive sleep apnea, also called OSA, is a disorder that millions suffer from. Unfortunately, not all people who have it have a clue they are suffering.

In a nutshell, OSA causes the back of the throat to relax, so much so that it closes the back of the throat making it impossible to breathe while you sleep. This wakes the person up, sometimes as many as 30 or more times every hour.

What is Oral Appliance Therapy?

Sophisticated-Smiles explain that oral appliances are small retainer like devices that are used to help keep the back of the throat open while sleeping.

Similar to a sports mouth guard, people with sleeping disorders or people who snore wear them as it keeps the soft tissues in the back of the throat from collapsing.

Because Dr. Cameron has been trained she can custom made oral appliances that meet your specific condition or needs.

Your sleep medicine dentist in Johnson City explains that recent studies have shown that well-constructed mouth guards or oral splints are effect at reducing or even eliminating snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.

Size Matters

When it comes to dental sleep medicine size really does matter. Your OSA dentist in Johnson City makes dental appliances that are quite small and very easy to use. Because they only weigh about two ounces they are easy to travel with as well.

Mouth guards and oral splints are also inexpensive making treatment cost less expensive than other treatments such as surgery. This type of treatment is also non-invasive and reversible.

Dental Sleep Medicine Works

If you have sleep apnea or believe you might be suffering because you have been told you snore see your primary care physician for a sleep study.

Once you are diagnosed schedule an appointment with Sophisticated-Smiles for dental sleep medicine. You will be glad you did and so will everyone else who sleeps in your household.

Call and schedule your appointment with a dental sleep medicine dentist in Johnson City today.

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