We know that many whole body conditions are affected by what happens in the mouth. We strive to help our patients improve their overall health. With this in mind we offer treatment for Sleep Apnea.
Sleep Apnea is a life threatening condition in which a person briefly stops breathing or is unable to breath enough air while sleeping. This lack of air causes the person to wake slightly, generally not enough to be aware that they have woken but enough to disrupt their sleep pattern and lead to not being properly rested.
As dentists we are able to help treat this condition by making custom oral appliances that help open the airway.
We offer a variety of custom appliances to treat obstructive sleep apnea. While CPAP or continuous positive airway pressure machines are the first line of defense recommended by many sleep physicians, some patients have difficulty tolerating them. A custom oral appliance is a great alternative option for those people who cannot tolerate CPAP, or who have mild to moderate sleep apnea.
Many of our sleep apnea patients come to us referred by their primary care or sleep physician. We will perform a complete examination and determine how to help you with an oral appliance.
All of our new patients are screened for the possibility of a sleep condition. We work closely with your physician to help you receive the best care for you.
Contact us to learn more about Custom Oral Sleep Apnea Appliances!
Dr. Lau is a member and a designated qualified dentist of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), the only non-profit professional association dedicated exclusively to the practice of dental sleep medicine. Dr. Lau helps treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy, an effective treatment that is covered by most medical insurance plans. AADSM membership provides Dr. Lau with access to educational resources and practice management tools that help him better serve his patients by providing the highest quality of care in the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. For more information about AADSM, visit www.aadsm.org.