4051 North Dean Road Orlando, FL 32817

DENTAL SLEEP MEDICINE

It's Time to Catch Your Breath

OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA

You may be suffering from a dangerous condition and not even know it.

Here at University Dental Group, we believe there’s more to patient care than just fixing teeth. Our goal for you is whole-body health. Ultimately, it’s our job to benefit your physical well-being in any way we can, and we believe that one of the first steps in the journey to whole-body health is an effective breathing wellness program.

More than 22 million Americans suffer from mild to moderate sleep apnea, a condition studies have shown to be directly correlated to anxiety and chronic fatigue. If left untreated, it can lead to numerous serious health conditions or even death. If you or someone you love is suffering from sleep apnea or sleep disordered breathing, we may be able to help.

THE CAUSE OF OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA

Failure of the upper and lower jaw to develop properly is a common cause of obstructive sleep apnea. This condition, called maxillary hypoplasia and/or mandibular retrognathia/retrusion, often results in a compromised upper airway.

THE SIGNS OF OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA

Obstructive sleep apnea has many signs and symptoms—some are so common we ignore them or even consider them normal. The following are a few of the most common signs that you or someone you love is suffering from sleep apnea:

–    Snoring
–    Frequent sleep interruptions
–    Chronic fatigue
–    Morning headaches
–    High blood pressure

VIVOS APPLIANCE THERAPY

The Vivos System is a multi-disciplinary treatment protocol that may treat your sleep apnea and sleep disordered breathing issues. The treatment, which averages 12-24 months in duration, is non-surgical and non-pharmaceutical.

These appliances use the science of Pneumopedics®, the physiologic enhancement of the upper airway via naturally-occurring and treatment-induced changes over time, in its treatment protocols for addressing maxillary hypoplasia and mandibular retrusion.

WE CAN HELP

Sleep apnea affects every aspect of our lives. You’ll be amazed at the difference an effective breathing wellness program can have on your life and the lives of your family. It may reduce fatigue and anxiety, increase productivity, lessen the frequency and severity of headaches—the list goes on and on. Not only does the quality of life improve, but an effective breathing wellness program can reduce the risk of dangerous conditions such as hypertension, stroke, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Breathe new life today. For more information, please call our office for a FREE CONSULT and Home Sleep Test TODAY!

BRUXISM TREATMENT

University Dental Group can help with bruxism or teeth grinding. Teeth grinding can come from stress, age, medication, or other disorders. During our evaluation we will look for signs and changes to your teeth to determine how much treatment you will need. If intervention is needed we will suggest ways to preserve and improve your teeth. Splints and mouth guards are designed to avoid grinding. If needed, for severe cases, we will need to do some dental correction. Please call us at (407) 679-5151 if you feel you are experiencing bruxism.

SNORING TREATMENT

Stop suffering through restless nights due to snoring. Here at University Dental Group we offer snoring guards for better sleep. A snoring guard is a type of oral appliance that has been approved by the FDA for treatment of snoring. They are highly recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the doctors at University Dental Group. Stop by our location for more information.

OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA SCREENING

Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition that causes breathing problems during sleep. Patients that suffer from obstructive sleep apnea can find that they stop breathing for short periods during sleep or are not receiving enough airflow due to blockage in the airway. There are many factors that can be associated with this blockage. University Dental Group will perform a screening to find out what is causing your obstructive sleep apnea. This screening is an early treatment that can help improve your breathing during sleep. Call us today at (407) 679-5151 to get your screening consultation scheduled and get a good night sleep.

OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA ORAL APPLIANCE THERAPY

An oral appliance therapy is the most effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. After you’ve had your screening complete the doctors at University Dental Group will provide you with a custom fit appliance. This appliance is worn while you sleep. It’s comfortable, easy to wear, fits like a sports mouth guard and it’s convenient for travel. The oral appliance supports the jaw in an upward and forward position to open the airway so you can breathe with ease. For more information call us directly or stop by our office in Orlando.

NIGHTLASE

Have you or your loved one been diagnosed with sleep apnea or suspect it might be the reason you never feel well-rested? Maybe it has been ruled out by a medical professional, but there is still difficulty sleeping (or letting your loved ones sleep) due to chronic, loud snoring. Either way, you and your loved ones could reclaim deep sleep with the assistance of Nightlase. Research has shown that Nightlase reduces and attenuates snoring and provides an effective, non-invasive way to lessen the effects of sleep apnea. Nightlase requires no device to be worn during sleep and involves no chemical treatment. It is so noninvasive anesthesia is not even used during the procedure and there is little to no post operative discomfort. In this quick and easy to perform procedure laser light gently heats the tissue, causing a contraction of collagen in your oral mucosa tissue, which opens your airway and prevents it from being blocked when your throat relaxes as you sleep. It’s a gentle and easy way to regain a good night’s rest.

NIGHTLASE STUDIES