Sleep Apnea is a respiratory disorder in which breathing is continuously disrupted during sleep.
Several options are available to correct the syndrome and allow Desert Smiles patients to breathe properly while achieving more restful sleep.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is most common, and it should be taken seriously as it can lead to suffocation should soft tissue inside the mouth collapse and prevent proper air inhalation. Click here to read about some common symptoms of this serious disorder.
Desert Smiles is a Phoenix, Arizona-area sleep apnea dental practice that specializes in treating this disorder by providing therapeutic appliances specifically designed for each patient. As the illness can be potentially lethal, it is important to follow the dentist’s instructions and use all provided devices as advised.
Dr. Donald Wilcox is a sleep apnea dentist who can evaluate the severity of this issue during an initial evaluation and then create a treatment plan. The process begins with collecting all pertinent information about the patient’s medical history, their oral health habits, and medication intake. A full series of X-rays also is taken during the time of first appointment.
Sleep Apnea can affect people at any age, but it is most common in males over 40 who suffer from deviated septum, allergies or sinus problems. Genetic predisposition also can play a major role with Sleep Apnea.
If you suffer from sleep apnea, please contact Desert Smiles online today or call 602-978-1790 to schedule an appointment. Desert Smiles proudly serves patients in Glendale, Arizona as well as greater Phoenix, Scottsdale and Peoria.