How Does A Dentist Treat Sleep Apnea?
Find out how a dental professional could be the ideal doctor to treat your sleep apnea.
Keeping up with those twice-a-year dental visits isn’t just important for your dental health. Our Jupiter, FL, sleep apnea dentist Dr. Burman may also discover that you have obstructive sleep apnea, a sleep disorder that can cause a host of serious health problems if left untreated. Luckily, Dr. Burman and his team provide trusted sleep apnea treatment options to those living in and around Jupiter, FL.
What is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?
This sleep disorder affects millions of Americans; however, many don’t realize that their excessive daytime fatigue, brain fog, and their morning headaches are being caused by sleep apnea. This condition causes shallow breathing or pauses in breath throughout the night. As a result, you wake up exhausted and feeling unrefreshed from a full night’s rest. The problem is that if left untreated sleep apnea can increase your risk for obesity, diabetes, hypertension, heart attack, and stroke.
How can Dr. Burman help me?
If you have mild to moderate OSA then you may not need to turn to CPAP therapy at all to get results. While CPAP is the “gold standard” when it comes to treating OSA, it’s not the only option. In fact, our team can provide you with oral appliance therapy; this oral device is custom-made by Dr. Burman and has been a lifesaver for many of our patients suffering from OSA and chronic snoring.
The dental device fits over your upper and lower teeth and shifts the jaws forward (and it can also suppress the tongue) to keep airways open throughout the night. While there are certainly other ways to manage symptoms, we’ve provided our patients with this more convenient, compact, and easy-to-use solution for managing their sleep apnea more effectively here in Jupiter, FL.
Dr. Burman, a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine has been providing oral appliance therapy to patients with sleep apnea living in and around Jupiter, FL, for more than five years. A diplomate is recognized as having extensive knowledge and skills to provide treatment to patients with sleep-related breathing disorders and primary snoring, so you know you are in capable hands when you turn to Dr. Burman and the team at Snoring and Sleep Apnea Therapy.
With his background in laser dentistry, Dr. Burman has also trained on the use of the Fotona laser for the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. A non-invasive laser treatment to the posterior soft tissues of the back of the mouth, tightens everything up thereby opening the airway. This procedure requires several visits, but has provided favorable results to many individuals suffering with primary snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
If you are ready to try an Alternative to CPAP, then call Snoring and Sleep Apnea Therapy in Jupiter FL at (561) 448-0026 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Burman.