Sleep Apnea and Airway dentistry probably aren’t what you think of immediately when you think of a dentist. However, airway dentistry is becoming an important part of many dental practices. What is airway dentistry and how can it help you?
Healthy and proper functions of your airway system significantly contribute to improve quality of life and overall well being. Approx 67% of patients with sleep disorders have been diagnosed with airway issues.
Airway insufficiency causes breathing disorder which interrupts oxygen supply to nearly every cell of your body and is often pronounced during sleep. Nearly 42 million adults in the USA experience sleep-disordered-breathing (SDB) while nearly 75% of serious SDB cases go overlooked.
Airway insufficiencies during sleep can lead to SDB, Sleep apnea, and plenty of other problems that occur due to a structural abnormality in the airways, jaw joints, or the bite.
Airway Focused Dentistry addresses critical conditions of the airway that may affect multiple aspects of your health, especially the quality of sleep. There are many other benefits of airway-centered dentistry, but let’s check the common symptoms and health issues of SDB first.
At Tranzendental in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, we provide a personalized approach to airway dentistry. Usually, an oral device that people wear while sleeping can fix the problem by adjusting the mouth so the airway stays open. However, there are more advanced therapies and treatments if this doesn’t work for you. Our sleep dentistry expert will make sure we can get you the solution you need. Call us today or request an appointment online to get started!
With a combination of noninvasive Laser and oral appliances we can drastically reduce or even eliminate your loud snoring that inconvenient your partner.
If you are consistently tired and wonder if you have sleep apnea, we can help. Our home sleep test is convenient and very accurate. We have on our team an expert sleep doctor that will let you know what the results say.
Being a mouth breather can have dire consequences in our general health. We design individual program that turn you into a nose breather during the day and at night when sleeping.
You may be tongue tied, which can be the source of many issues from breathing to speech to posture, to sleep. We have a tongue therapist that will help reeducate your tongue and lips for better health.
We can immediately create more space in your airway by bringing your lower jaw forward while sleeping. We design an oral appliance specifically for your mouth.
Using the stem cells around your teeth and the sciences of epigenetics, we are able to make your upper and lower jaw bones grow to their full genetic potential. This has the potential to treat the cause, not the symptoms of sleep apnea and hence, cure it for good.