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Sleep Apnea/Snoring

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Snoring/Sleep Apnea

The dentists at Lake District Family Dental approach patients with a history of snoring or sleep apnea episodes with serious concern.  They evaluate the patients thoroughly and speak to the patients about the factors that contribute to the disorder such as age, obesity, alcohol consumption, or sedative medication use.  Patients are typically referred to a sleep study center for a medical diagnosis and then our dentists will consult with the medical professionals about the proper treatment for each patient.

Dr. Carlton has had advanced training in Sleep Breathing Disorders and approaches patients with a history of snoring or sleep apnea with serious concern. He and his team evaluate patients thoroughly and educatesthem about the factors that contribute to the disorder such as age, obesity, alcohol consumption or sedative medications. Patients are typically referred to a sleep center for a medical testing and diagnosis and then Dr. Carlton will consult with the sleep specialist about the proper treatment for each patient.

Mouth breathing at night

 

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Oral Sleep Appliances

Oral appliances are the most commonly accepted method for treating sleep apnea and are a great alternative tocontinuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or surgical treatment. Dr. Carlton can treat most patients that are diagnosed with mild to moderate sleep apnea with oral appliances, as well as, those patients who have attempted CPAP and were unsuccessful. These custom made, FDA approved appliances fit like a mouth guard or orthodontic retainer and work to advance the lower jaw and tongue creating an airway free of obstruction.

Please feel free to contact to our dental office if you or a loved one may be suffering from a sleep breathing disorder. Our team would love to help you snooze to a snore-free quality night sleep.