Sleep Apnea Treatment in Rockville, MD
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What Is Sleep Apnea Treatment?
Sleep apnea is recognized as recurrent pauses in breathing during sleep. This is caused by the muscles relaxing and gravity pulling your airway closed. The momentary suffocation that happens produces excessive stress on the body, which can cause cardiovascular conditions, such as memory loss, mood shifts, weight gain, fatigue, and hypertension. There are many sleep apnea alternatives to try, varying from airway surgeries like an adenoidectomy, maxillofacial surgery, tonsillectomy, or a CPAP machine. If none of these solutions have appealed to you, our team of dentists at Dlight Dental offers customized night guards as a form of sleep apnea treatment for children and adults. Schedule an appointment at our Rockville, MD or Washington, D.C. location today.
What Can I Expect from Sleep Apnea Treatment?
Sleep apnea treatment at Dlight Dental utilizes what's known as oral appliance therapy (OAT), which may be an extremely effective solution for sleep apnea. It is a custom-made device that fits in your mouth at night. It is often compared to a mouth guard for sporting events. The major difference is that instead of protecting your teeth from injury, it gently pulls the jaw into a forward position to keep your airway open. There are many different versions on the market so our team will work together with you to ensure to get the right one for you. This may be determined after we conduct an examination of your tongue, airway, teeth, and jaw. You will also have oral x-rays taken so that we are able to create detailed impressions of your teeth for your oral appliance.
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For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a ‘grinder;’ I grind my teeth during the day and also at night. While my teeth were straight and have healthy roots, my grinding had eroded and they were beginning to crack. My lower front teeth—the most visible in my smile—were nearly gone. I was ashamed of my teeth. Over an 8-month period, Dr. Valle-Cintron was a constant in a series of visits during which I had a full restoration of my teeth. He always took the time to listen to my concerns, answer my questions and explain what he was doing. The doctor and his assistants always made a high priority of maintaining my comfort—and the quality of their work and their professionalism are commendable. The friendly and efficient staff was always helpful and accommodating. The periodontist, who performed my bone graft and placed an implant where I’d had an extraction prior to my first visit, has her practice in the same office—truly convenient. After Dr. Valle-Cintron installed the permanent upper crowns, I realized I wanted the brightest white for my teeth and had made the wrong color choice. Dr. Valle replaced the crowns at no charge—a noble effort on his part for which I am most grateful. I’m very happy with my result. Dr. Valle-Cintron is intelligent and articulate. He’s a highly skilled cosmetic dentist who makes his patient feel comfortable and does a really good job of explaining the treatment process. His prices are fair and reasonable. He’s patient, pleasant and easy to be around. I have a new smile. I no longer feel like hiding my teeth while talking. It’s definitely given me more self-confidence.
The practice’s periodontist has magic in her hands. I have had so many procedures done (bone grafts, augmentation, implants, etc.) over the last two years, and I never needed to take a painkiller after the procedures. I was able to heal very quickly with very little pain. She’s very friendly, explains the procedure well and puts you at ease. She always has a sunny disposition, and she even provided me with her mobile number once so I could get in touch if needed during the weekend. Luckily, I never had to! Dr. Kwon was responsible for my crown. From my first experience with him, I loved how he explained the whole procedure and was extremely through and gentle during the procedure. He took the time to explain the aftercare and followed up, too. Great care overall! The staff is also extremely friendly and very responsive. Check-in and check-out are quick and easy. They work closely with your insurance, payment plan, etc., and they are quite upfront about the costs so you can plan better.
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If your breathing was interrupted numerous times during the day from your airway being obstructed, you would likely ask for help right away. However, if the exact same thing occurs during your sleep, it can be all too easy to ignore as you may not remember it when you wake up. If you think you might be suffering from sleep apnea or if you have a child who is, we urge you to set up an appointment with our team at Dlight Dental in Rockville, MD or Washington, D.C. at your first convenience.