Sleep Dental Medicine
Also known as Dental Sleep Medicine (DSM), is a specialized field of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBDs), such as snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
At our clinic, we offer comprehensive care for patients with SRBDs, starting with a thorough evaluation of their symptoms, medical history, and sleep study results.
Our team of dental specialists will work closely with the patient’s sleep physician and other healthcare providers to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses their specific needs.
Some of the treatments we offer include oral appliance therapy, which involves the use of custom-made dental devices that keep the airway open during sleep; continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, which uses a machine to deliver pressurized air through a mask to keep the airway open; and surgery, which may be recommended in severe cases.
We believe in taking a collaborative approach to care, and we strive to provide our patients with the most effective and comfortable treatment options available. Our team stays up-to-date with the latest research and technologies in sleep medicine to ensure that our patients receive the highest level of care possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
Sleep Dental Medicine is a specialized area of dentistry that focuses on diagnosing and treating sleep-related breathing disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea, snoring, and other sleep disorders.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which breathing is repeatedly interrupted during sleep due to the collapse of the upper airway.
The most common symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea include loud snoring, pauses in breathing during sleep, gasping or choking during sleep, excessive daytime sleepiness, morning headaches, and difficulty concentrating.
Obstructive sleep apnea is diagnosed through a sleep study, which can be done in a sleep clinic or at home. The sleep study monitors various physiological functions during sleep, including breathing patterns, heart rate, and brain activity.
Treatment options for obstructive sleep apnea include lifestyle changes, such as weight loss and quitting smoking, oral appliances, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, and surgery.
A sleep apnea oral appliance is a small, custom-fit device that is worn in the mouth during sleep. It helps to keep the airway open by repositioning the jaw and tongue.
Sleep apnea oral appliances are an effective treatment option for mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. They are often preferred over CPAP therapy because they are more comfortable and easier to use.
A good candidate for sleep apnea oral appliances is someone who has mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea and is unable to tolerate CPAP therapy. It is important to consult with a sleep dentist to determine if an oral appliance is the right treatment option for you.
A sleep dentist is trained to diagnose and treat sleep-related breathing disorders, including sleep apnea. They can work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your individual needs and improves your quality of life.
Yes, many insurance plans cover sleep dental medicine services, including sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment. However, it is important to check with your insurance provider to determine your specific coverage.
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“Vitto MD provided outstanding dental service. From the initial contact to my final visit, I was treated with respect and care. The dental staff was highly skilled and made sure I felt comfortable throughout the process. I am extremely pleased with my experience at Vitto MD and would recommend their services to anyone in search of quality dental care.”