Sleep Disorders

Sleep Apnea & Snoring

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Sleep disorders like sleep apnea and associated snoring can lead to serious medical problems, including an increased risk for heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and other serious illnesses.

 

Choosing a sleep-disorders dentist who is qualified to work with your physician is essential to your health or the health of a loved one.

 

Dr. Tomase is a qualified sleep disorders dentist with the necessary experience and training to properly treat your issue that goes beyond just prescribing oral appliances.

 

If you think you may have sleep apnea, or if you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea and cannot tolerate the CPAP, our office can help.

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The dangers of sleep apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious medical problem that has been associated with cardiac problems, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, ED, gastro-esophageal reflux disease, and numerous other medical problems. Neither snoring nor sleep apnea should be taken lightly, as your health is at stake.

 

Recent research is beginning to explore the complex interrelationships between sleep apnea and these other medical problems. Management by your dentist should always involve interaction with your family physician, cardiologist, pulmonologist and/or endocrinologist.

 

The dentist you choose to treat your problem with sleep-disordered breathing must be properly educated and with adequate experience.

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Expertise matters

Legally, any dentist can treat snoring and/or sleep apnea with an oral appliance; however, that doesn’t mean every dentist has the necessary experience and training to provide proper therapy.

 

Qualified sleep-disorders dentists like Dr. Tomase should have:

  • Appropriate knowledge of sleep medicine
  • Adequate training in oral appliance therapy
  • Experience with many different appliance types
  • Solid relationships with local sleep labs and sleep physicians
  • Current knowledge of emerging trends
  • Ability to derive maximum insurance benefits for you
  • A team approach with other professionals
  • A proven follow-up system to ensure healthy results long-term
  • In-depth knowledge of oral appliance research

 

If you’d like to learn more about the sleep-disordered dentistry program, please feel free to contact us.