Many people suffer from sleep disorders and may not be explicitly aware of it. People with sleep disorders
have one or more of these problems:
Heavy Snoring – unknown to sufferers but witnessed by family members, including spouses
Bruxism/clenching – sore jaw muscles and TMJ pain, and possibly heavily ground down teeth
Sleep Apnea – pauses in breathing and/or shallow breathing while sleeping.
Chronic suffers display evidence of:
- Daytime Sleepiness despite “adequate” time in bed
- Morning headaches due to oxygen deprivation and nocturnal clenching and/or grinding
- Unexplained irritableness and/or depressed feelings because of lack of quality sleep
- Inability to focus or concentrate on tasks which leads to loss of productivity
If you have been told that by a family member (or you have a family member) that you snore heavily, grind/clench your teeth, and /or stop breathing during the night only to awaken gasping for air, we can help.
Past solutions to this diagnosed problem include use of CPAP, but it is uncomfortable to wear, impractical to travel with and patients usually stop using it after a few months. As dentists, we can evaluate and prescribe many types of appliances while taking into account the source of the problem and your preference.
Please Contact our office for more details.
The Perfect Smile
501 S Garfield Ave. Alhambra, CA 91801