We have so many different areas in our life that affect our health. One that we're able to treat here at Galleria of Smiles is actually our sleep. So we have a lot of patients that come to us with issues whenever they're sleeping.
Sometimes it's their spouse. Sometimes it's their bed partner who says, “Hey, honey, you're snoring. Go get it fixed.“ The patient comes in, they're snoring. They don't know what's going on.
Here at Galleria of Smiles, we're actually able to diagnose and see what exactly is going on with your sleep. We're able to setup a plan whether you're snoring or whether you're holding your breath at night, which can dramatically affect not just your sleep, not just being tired during the day, but overall it can affect your health. It can cause so much damage to your body if you are holding your breath at night whenever you are sleeping.
Of course snoring is a symptom of sleep apnea, and it's one that we take very, very seriously here. Pretty much every one of my family members has been diagnosed with some form of sleep apnea or snoring. I even have the personal experience, even with myself having some minor sleep apnea, have put myself through the treatments that we have available here.
We use a small device, that's actually worn over the teeth. We also have patients who do have denture appliances that we can use as well. But we've been able to customize a plan that we're able to look and see exactly what's going on and then take it step by step through our therapy that we customize for every single individual to make it that we're able to get you from A to Z.
Making sure whatever that your concern is, whether it just be your snoring, we're able to take care of that and we are actually able to look and see if we are being successful. I've always been a doctor who I like to see the data. I like to make sure that our results are working and are achievable. I plan exactly what we need to do in order to make sure that you're sleeping well at night.
To make sure that you're not holding your breath at night. To make sure that you're not falling asleep whenever you're driving, that can affect the safety of not just yourself, but the other people around you. That is so, so important.
So A to Z, we don't just make an appliance. We don't just make an appliance and send you home and say, “Good luck.“ That's not what we do. I want to make sure as a sleep dentist that every single person, every single procedure that we do here is successful, and that we are able to achieve it together.
With whatever is going on with your sleep, we're ale to get you to the right avenues that you need to make sure that you're staying healthy. Because it's not just about your teeth here at Galleria of Smiles. It's about your whole health. Your whole wellbeing is very important to us.
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. Tulsa, OK dentist Dr. Justin Emami is at the ready to care for our 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 trusted Tulsa, OK dentist at 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 provide sleep apnea treatment 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 sleep apnea treatment, 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)
Sleep is important. Call Galleria of Smiles today to get better sleep tomorrow with sleep apnea treatment. Reach our Sand Springs, OK dental office at 918-245-5976 or our Tulsa, OK dentist office at 918-496-8010.