Dental Sleep Medicine


 

Snoring Device

It’s estimated that about 25% of adults snore regularly. If you snore and it interferes with your ability to get a restful night’s sleep, consider a snoring device. At Dr. Beckford & Associates, experienced cosmetic dentist Yvonne E. Beckford, DDS, and the team regularly prescribe snoring devices. These custom-crafted appliances can help open your airways, allowing you to sleep soundly through the night. To make an appointment in Tucker, Georgia, call the office or book online today.

What is a snoring device?

A snoring device is a custom oral appliance that you wear during sleep. Some snoring devices push your lower jaw slightly forward; others attach to your tongue and prevent it from blocking your airways.

If you regularly wake up throughout the night, or your significant other complains about your snoring, don’t wait to make an appointment at Dr. Beckford & Associates.

When should I consider a snoring device?

Make an appointment at Dr. Beckford & Associates if you experience symptoms like:
⦁ Excessive daytime sleepiness
⦁ Morning headaches
⦁ A sore throat when you wake up
⦁ Gasping or choking at night
⦁ Restless sleep

You should also consider a snoring device if you regularly feel drowsy at work or have difficulty focusing or paying attention.


What are the types of snoring devices?


At Dr. Beckford & Associates, the team offers several types of snoring devices, including: Mandibular advancement devices


What is the process for getting a snoring device?


At Dr.Beckford & Associates, getting a snoring device takes minimal visits about a week apart.


First snoring device visit


During your first visit, your provider conducts an oral exam and reviews your medical and dental records. If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, they might also have your primary care physician send your records to the office.

Next, your provider conducts an oral exam and takes a series of highly accurate digital impressions with an intraoral scanner. Your provider sends the impressions to a dental laboratory that designs and manufactures a custom snoring device.


Second snoring device visit

 

When the dental laboratory finishes your snoring device, you return to Dr. Beckford & Associates. You try the snoring device on and your provider makes adjustments to ensure a perfect fit.

To see if you can benefit from a snoring device, make an appointment at Dr.Beckford & Associates by calling the office or booking online today.

 

Dental Sleep Medicine

What is dental sleep medicine?

If you snore loudly or have sleep apnea, dental sleep medicine can reduce uncomfortable symptoms, help you get better sleep, and prevent more serious medical issues.

What is dental sleep medicine?

Dental sleep medicine uses custom oral appliances, like mandibular advancement devices.

Who can benefit from dental sleep medicine?

You might benefit from dental sleep medicine if you regularly experience symptoms like

⦁ Excessive daytime sleepiness
⦁ Difficulty concentrating
⦁ Morning headaches
⦁ Restless sleep
⦁ Gasping or choking at night
⦁ High blood pressure

You should also make an appointment at Yvonne Beckford & Associates if you regularly feel tired at work or have difficulty focusing or paying attention.

What does dental sleep medicine involve?

Dentists, like those at Dr Beckford & Associates, don’t diagnose sleep apnea, but they can treat it. If your primary care physician or Sleep Medicine physician has you undergo a sleep study and it reveals that you have sleep apnea, they can refer you to Dr. Beckford & Associates.

During your initial consultation, your provider reviews your medical records and conducts an oral exam. After gathering the necessary information, they make recommendations for treatment.

What treatments does dental sleep medicine use?

The team at Dr. Beckford & Associates offers several types of dental sleep medicine, including: Aligner Sleep Appliance™If you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment with ClearCorrect, your provider might recommend The Aligner Sleep Appliance (ASA). The ASA is a custom snoring device that you wear over your ClearCorrect oral aligners. The sleep appliance pushes your lower jaw slightly forward, opening your airways and allowing you to breathe.
Mandibular advancement devices

A mandibular advancement device is a mouthpiece that fits snugly over your lower teeth. The device pushes your lower jaw forward, making it easier to breathe during sleep.

What are the benefits of dental sleep medicine?

Undergoing dental sleep medicine at Dr. Beckford & Associates offers various benefits, including:


⦁ Improved sleep
⦁ More energy
⦁ Increased focus
⦁ Improved quality of life

Dental sleep medicine can even lower your risk of acute and chronic medical conditions. When you get restful sleep each night, your immune system functions optimally.

To learn more about dental sleep medicine, make an appointment at Dr. Beckford & Associates by calling the office or booking online today.

Location
Yvonne Beckford, DDS
3983 Lavista Road, Suite 181
Tucker, GA 30084
Phone: 678-271-3509
Fax: 770-939-4716
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