Comfortable, Effective Sleep Apnea Treatment from Weston’s First Dental Practice
Sleep apnea is much more serious than just losing sleep at night; it is linked to hypertension, stroke and heart attack. Weston dentist Stephen J. Pyle is one of the leading dentists in the Weston area trained and qualified to do preliminary diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OAS) and ongoing treatment using the dental appliance SomnoDent. If you have interrupted sleep on a regular basis, snore loudly, lack energy during the day and feel fatigued you should call Dr. Pyle’s Weston office for a sleep apnea evaluation.
Over 42 million Americans suffer from some form of sleep apnea and 1 in 15 have mild or severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea that can lead to serious, even fatal health conditions. If you are a male, overweight, smoke, drink excessively, have a thick neck, snore heavily or need to use the bathroom frequently at night you are a likely candidate for sleep apnea. This is a major health issue that is going mostly undiagnosed. Why not make an appointment at the Stephen J. Pyle dental practice for an initial diagnosis examination?
Forget the Horror Stories. Sleep Apnea Can Now be Treated Effectively and Comfortably
Until recently, the treatment for sleep apnea involved wearing a mask hooked up by a hose to an air pump when retiring for the night. It is uncomfortable, claustrophobic for some and makes travel exceptionally difficult. Not surprisingly, only 25% of patients continued the therapy for longer than 90 days.
Today there is a dental appliance that fits over your teeth and positions your lower jaw a little bit forward preventing the collapse of the airway. The device is comfortable, allows for normal speech and water sipping and most importantly, is effective.
Dr. Pyle uses the appliances from SomnoDent and custom fits them for the comfort of his patients. Sleeping with the appliance in place ensures that the airway is not obstructed and that oxygen and blood flow to the brain is optimized.
Just as important, you get a full night’s sleep and don’t wake up drowsy or fatigued.
Dr. Pyle and his staff have an excellent reputation for patient care. If you think you may have sleep apnea call our Weston office now for a preliminary examination.