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Sleep Apnea Dentist Bethesda
Do you or your partner snore? We have treatment options available!
Have you noticed changes in oral health or are having problems sleeping or notices? Or do you always wake up tired and need a cup of coffee to get through the day? If yes, you may have obstructive sleep apnea. If left untreated, sleep apnea can affect your health, worth ethic, relationships, and quality of life.
Dr. Jeremy J. Abbot, DDS in Bethesda, believes everyone deserves a good night’s sleep. He works with adults and children to create a treatment plan like oral appliance therapy that allows you to breathe and experience restful sleep.
How We Treat Sleep Apnea in Bethesda
Oral appliance therapy is our preferred treatment for people with mild or moderate sleep apnea. Oral appliances including mouthguards fit snugly and comfortably in the mouth. They work by repositioning the jaw and increasing the airway’s size which allows you to breathe better through the night.
Although Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) potentially produces the best results, patience don’t like it since it’s uncomfortable to wear when they sleep.
To boost the effectiveness of oral appliance therapy, we recommend a combination of behavioral measures, including weight loss or changing your sleep position.
Can a dentist diagnose obstructive sleep apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea is a common type of sleep apnea. However, dentists cannot diagnose people with sleep apnea. Instead, patients must see their primary healthcare provider to be referred to a sleep center. However, this doesn’t mean a dentist cannot conduct screening tests and offer treatment.
In light of this, Dr. Abbott and his team in North Bethesda follow an elaborate sleep apnea treatment process that includes:
- Screening – we conduct a quick and painless airway screening and help you determine the best treatment to achieve a quality night’s sleep.
- Diagnosis – Dr. Jeremy Abbott will help you determine the cause of your sleep disruptions with the help of a certified sleep physician.
- Treatment – we create custom dental appliances for sleep apnea as a non-invasive method of solving problems with breathing during sleep.
Why Choose Jeremy J. Abbott, DDS?
Dr. Jeremy J. Abbott has trained in dental sleep medicine, a practice that focuses on sleep apnea and loud snoring. Moreover, he is certified by the American Board of Orofacial Pain and an official Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. This designation requires in-depth knowledge, technical skill, and professional judgment to offer effective oral appliance therapy. With your sleep and smile on the line, you cannot afford to settle for anything less than the best.
In addition to technical skills, the Sleep TMJ team is armed with an arsenal of new technology medical and dental tools to ensure the best experience.
Aside from this, Sleep TMJ go out of their way to ensure your comfort during the process in Bethesda. The entire team is focused on your peace of mind and comfort at all times.
Meet Bethesda’s Professional Sleep Apnea Dentist
If you’ve just noticed symptoms of sleep apnea, you should seek professional help. And instead of visiting different establishments, visit Dr. Jeremy Abbott in Bethesda, MD, for diagnosis and treatment. We work with sleep specialists to diagnose sleep apnea and then develop customized treatments based on its severity.
Call Dr. Jeremy Abbott, DDS, today for a consult and specialized care to improve your sleep and quality of life.