What is Snoring and Sleep Apnea?

Snoring is a sign of an obstructed airway, typically caused by poor muscle tone in the throat & tongue, bulky throat tissue (due to excess weight, large tonsils and/or adenoids), a long soft palate and/or uvula, or blocked nasal airway. The snoring noise is caused by the vibration of the obstructing tissue.

Sleep apnea is a common chronic disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. This often moves you out of deep sleep into light sleep.

45% of the population snore and up to 75% of habitual snorers have obstructive sleep apnea.

Signs of Sleep Apnea

  • Heavy Snoring
  • Fatigue + Daytime Sleepiness
  • Morning Headaches
  • Allergy: Nasal Obstructions
  • Excessive Weight
  • Narrow Dental Arches
  • Large Tonsil & Adenoids

(common in children)

Dentistry’s Role

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a life-threatening medical disorder. Dentists are not medically qualified nor legally permitted to diagnose sleep disorders. Diagnosis must be made by a physician. Dentists can screen and provide a physician referral as well as provide and monitor oral appliance therapy as part of treatment team with physician.

How can we help!

Here at Impression Dental Care, our teams of experts are able to formulate a personalized option to treat sleep apnea and snoring. Our treatments include:

  • Advanced Home Sleep Studies
  • Orthodontic Treatment
  • Intraoral Appliances

– Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD)

– Anti-Snoring Device

  • Work with Sleep Physicians and other health care professionals in providing comprehensive personalized care

Our process is as follows:

  1. Complete a sleep questionnaire on line
  2. Dr. Ahn reviews your questionnaire
  3. Schedule a sleep apnea screening appointment
  4. Take an at home sleep study
  5. Your results are reviewed by a physician and sleep technician to determine
    your diagnosis
  6. Schedule a Review of Findings appointment with Dr. Ahn
  7. Proceed to recommended treatment

Click here to download Sleep Screening Questionnaire Form >>

Please email or fax the completed form to:
andrew@imagecenter.info or send via fax # 714 Р230 Р2411