Yes, Galleria of Smiles does more than just smiles! You can find sleep apnea treatment in the same beautiful dental office that caters to all your dental health care needs.
Call Galleria of Smiles today so you can sleep better tonight knowing you’re making the right choices for your health. We have two dentists and two locations for your convenience. Dr. M. Emami is happy to help our patients and their families in Sand Springs, OK. Call 918-999-0145. Dr. Justin Emami is at the ready to care for our Tulsa, OK patients. Call 918-999-0142.
What Is Sleep Apnea And How Do I Know I Have It?
Sleep apnea is when you repeatedly stop breathing for a few seconds while sleeping. This can happen dozens and dozens of times throughout the night, making it impossible for you to get restful sleep. Sleep apnea increases your risks for:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
If you start each day tired – no matter what time you go to bed – and your snoring is keeping you and your partner awake at night, it’s time to call Galleria of Smiles for relief.
We’ll send you home with an ARESTM sleep device for testing – no need for a sleep study that requires you to spend the night in a cold lab and an unfamiliar bed. A sleep doctor will take a look at the results and let us know if you have sleep apnea, and if so, whether you have central sleep apnea or obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive is more common.
If I Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea, How Can Galleria Of Smiles Help Me?
Galleria of Smiles can treat your obstructive sleep apnea with an oral appliance that allows for an open airway, so you can breathe easily while you sleep. An oral appliance is the quieter, more comfortable alternative to a CPAP machine. We have four types:
- DynaFlex – Adjustable for your changing dental health needs
- Narval – Incredibly light for your assured comfort
- Herbst – Allows for talking without removal
- SomnoDent – Super durable to extend the life of the appliance
Come in for a visit, and we can find the sleep appliance that’s the best fit for you.
What’s Causing My Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea happens when your airway becomes blocked during the night. This could be caused by your tongue, tonsils, or the tissue in the back of your mouth and throat relaxing while you sleep. It’s not uncommon to develop obstructive sleep apnea as you age. Men are more likely than women to suffer from obstructive sleep apnea.
Some causing factors are:
- Significant weight gain
- A deviated septum
- Alcohol consumption
- Swollen tonsils
- Genetics (large neck or tongue, small airways)