Dental Sleep Medicine in Michigan
Do you suffer from sleeping difficulties? Would you be surprised to learn that dental issues such as teeth grinding could be to blame? Did you know sleep medicine and oral appliances can help with many of those issues? Dentists highly trained in the treatment and management of snoring and sleep apnea can help with something called dental sleep medicine. This approach uses oral appliance therapy to address sleep-disordered breathing ranging from snoring to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM).
The Sleep Apnea Center of Michigan should be your first call when you suspect you suffer from sleep apnea or when you can’t tolerate treatments like continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. Instead, you can choose an alternative treatment for sleep apnea, which is where dental sleep medicine in Michigan comes in. Getting a good night’s sleep is critical for your quality of life and indeed your health.
Our sleep apnea clinic is led by Dr. Sadikoff, who is trained by internationally renowned experts in the field of craniofacial pain and sleep disorders. He can advise you on the best course of action when it comes to treating TMJ, sleep disorders, and craniofacial pain. Here at Sleep Apnea Center of Michigan, we emphasize patient communication — not only so patients can be involved in the treatment process, but also to ease any fears or anxieties they may have throughout the process.
Benefits of Oral Appliances vs. CPAP Machines
While the most common treatment for sleep apnea is CPAP therapy, this isn’t always feasible for many people. CPAP machines keep the airway open by puffing forced air through flexible tubing, requiring you to wear a mask while sleeping. Yes, CPAP therapy can be very effective, but some people find it invasive and intolerable at night.
In those cases, you can get a prescription for a sleep apnea appliance, which tends to be more comfortable, quiet, portable and easy to wear.
A custom oral appliance is a device worn in the mouth only during sleep, sort of like an orthodontic retainer or sports mouth guard. This is an effective treatment that doesn’t allow the airway to collapse in between breaths. It does this through supporting the jaw in a forward position to result in easier breathing.
Oral appliance therapy is often prescribed for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring. Learn more when you come in for a consultation with Dr. Sadikoff at Sleep Apnea Center of Michigan.
Contact the Sleep Apnea Center of Michigan
Book your consultation today for dental sleep medicine in Michigan by calling (586) 203-2150. Relief from sleep apnea is just a phone call away!