Sleep Apnea and Snoring

Many of us snore, but did you know that this could be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea? Not only can this affect your sleep, but it may be affecting your partner’s rest as well! In addition to being potentially noisy, this is a dangerous condition when we STOP breathing repeatedly during sleep. This not only puts us at higher risk for things such as heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and periodontal disease, but of course it can lead to chronic fatigue, memory loss, and a variety of other symptoms.

If you have ALREADY been diagnosed with sleep apnea but have had trouble with your CPAP, schedule a consultation with Dr. Geist to see if you may be a candidate for alternative therapy.  We work closely with your physician to find the best treatment so that you can sleep better and FEEL better!  If you are hoping to be screened to see if you may have a sleep-related breathing disorder, we can guide you and connect you with a physician if you do not already have one.  We cannot diagnose sleep related breathing disorders, but we can work with your medical team to provide a dental solution to this frustrating medical problem.

Oral appliances are an effective way to comfortably sleep while maintaining an open airway – you will sleep QUIETLY (which your bed partner may appreciate) and most importantly, you will breathe easy.

Dr. Geist is one of a small group of doctors that has undergone extensive training in dental sleep medicine, and is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.  We are here to help!