We combine the best in technology, procedures and caring staff members to meet all of your dental sleep needs. Dr MacDonald, provides fantastic care for all our dental sleep patients. From initial assessment to final fitting procedures, our team will take excellent care of all your dental sleep needs.
So, what are the indicators of sleep apnea? Snoring is a obvious symptom, but not all symptoms are so “audible”. A DSM trained dentist can detect less evident symptoms of sleep apnea by discussing with a patient recent pains or discomforts.
A dentist may suspect during an exam, that you may suffer from sleep apnea if you report feelings of lethargy, morning headaches, or dry mouth (that may be caused by open mouth breathing during sleep).
Sleep bruxism (grinding your teeth) is considered a sleep-related movement disorder. People who clench or grind their teeth (brux) during sleep are more likely to have other sleep disorders, such as snoring and pauses in breathing (sleep apnea).
Oral appliance therapy includes the selection, fabrication, fitting and long-term follow-up care of custom-designed oral devices. These appliances are worn during sleep to move the lower jaw and tongue forward, opening the person’s airway. The devices appear similar to sports mouth guards.