The clinic is now able to identify and treat snoring problems caused by obstructed airways, which disturbs people’s sleep patterns and typically bothers that individual’s partner. Snoring occurs when the muscles in a person’s soft palate relax, blocking the nasal and throat airways. When the condition is severe enough – sleep apnea – the individual may stop breathing temporarily and be forced awake.
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Millennium Smiles, a full-service dental and implant clinic, now provides oral appliance therapy for all patients suffering from OSA and snoring-related difficulties. This new form of treatment adjusts the patient’s lower jaw and keeps his or her tongue in a fixed position that allows for a free airway, reducing the risks of snoring.
Snoring, which is more common among men, may be caused or exacerbated by genetic and anatomical factors, obesity, alcohol, and an individual’s overall health. It can also complicate or give rise to other health issues, such as hypertension. There are about ninety million regular snorers in the United States and obstructed sleep apnea (OSA) affects up to half of them.
Millennium Smiles, led by Dr. Dunia Korous, employs state-of-the-art cone-beam computed tomography systems (CBCT) to identify standard dental and periodontal problems as well as airway blockages. Diagnostic results can show the patient’s average airway area, volume, and width – and the resulting risk for OSA-related problems. These analyses may encourage patients to undergo a full sleep study before commencing oral appliance therapy to alleviate the symptoms and allow for improved, more restful sleep.
By fitting over their teeth like an orthodontic retainer, the clinic’s oral appliances support the patient’s jaw and keep the airway open for regular breathing. In order to ensure a comfortable and snug fit for more effective results, Millennium Smiles will first take a mold of the patient’s teeth.
The family-friendly clinic offers a comprehensive range of orthodontic and cosmetic dental services, including implants and veneers, clear aligner braces, periodontal therapy, teeth whitening, and ozone therapy. While the team at Millennium Smiles makes a concerted effort to put patients at ease in a soothing environment complete with entertainment options, sedation dentistry is also available for patients with heightened anxiety.
One patient commented: “One of the best dentist clinics, I love coming here, they have the best team and will be down to help you no matter what your case is. Thank you, Dr. Korous.”
Interested parties can learn more at https://millenniumsmiles.com/service/sleep-apnea-appliance
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