What is dental sleep medicine?
Dental sleep medicine focuses on helping patients treat sleep disorders, which includes snoring and obstructive sleep apnea with the use of oral appliance therapy. Oral appliance therapy is a custom fitting fabricated appliance which helps our patients get a better night’s sleep by helping keep the airway open.
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea is when your throat muscles intermittently relax and end up blocking your airway. This causes your breathing to repeatedly stop and start while you sleep. Snoring is usually linked to obstructive sleep apnea and can be a noticeable sign. If left untreated, obstructive sleep apnea can cause serious health problems.
Do you suffer from a sleep disorder?
Do you clench and grind your teeth at night? Do you snore? Do you wake up tired and suffer from heartburn, fatigue, and or a poor memory? If you answered yes, we recommend you schedule an appointment with Dr. Flamenco to find out more. Dr. Flamenco can help you get a diagnosis, treatment plan, and solutions that will get you relief.
Did you know that Dr. Flamenco is an expert in dental sleep medicine?
If you or someone you love has a sleep disorder contact our office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Flamenco. We are here to answer any dental questions and help you get the relief you seek. Call us today at (619) 493-2103
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People who have sleep apnea never get the rest that they deserve. They have trouble breathing which constantly wakes them up throughout the night. Many people who have sleep apnea have multiple health problems. They are always exhausted. Being tired can affect people at home and at work. They may be miserable and have trouble concentrating. Sleep apnea can also affect their blood pressure, making them more likely to have strokes. There is a big risk with anesthesia since they have trouble breathing.
We also provide care for Oral Sleep Apnea patients that are CPAP intolerant. Dr. Flamenco is an American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Diplomate.
ABDSM Diplomates have met the rigorous certification requirements of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and have extensive education that aligns with the AADSM’s evidence-based, unbiased standards for practice.