Dental Sleep Medicine
Sleep disorders can have a profound impact on our overall health and well-being. From snoring and sleep apnea to restless nights and daytime fatigue, these conditions can disrupt our daily lives and pose serious health risks if left untreated. That's where dental sleep medicine comes in.
Adult dental sleep medicine focuses on diagnosing and treating sleep-related breathing disorders. This specialized branch of dentistry offers alternative solutions to the traditional methods of treatment, such as continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines. Through the use of oral appliances, dentists trained in dental sleep medicine can help alleviate snoring, improve sleep quality, and reduce the risks associated with sleep apnea, jaw pain, and temporomandibular join disorders.
Pediatric dental sleep medicine takes a comprehensive approach to address sleep-related disorders, upper airway obstruction, mouth breathing, tongue ties which in turn, can affect teeth, jaw development (narrow mouth, crowded teeth, small jaw) and development of ADHD symptoms in children. These conditions can affect a child's growth, development, and overall well-being. We work closely with parents, pediatricians, ENT doctors and other healthcare professionals to diagnose and treat sleep-related disorders ensuring that children receive the best possible care and support for their specific needs.
In both adult and pediatric dental sleep medicine, the goal is to provide personalized and effective treatment options that improve sleep quality, enhance overall health, and restore quality of life.