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Snoring & Sleep Apnea Solutions | Infinite Smiles

Is snoring keeping you or your partner up at night? If this sounds familiar, it’s time to visit Infinite Smiles for snoring solutions. There’s no need to travel elsewhere — our dentists in the Delaware, Powell, and Dublin area can see you right here in our office! Our skilled doctor, Dr. Patel, has been trained in state-of-the-art sleep disorder treatments so that you can start getting uninterrupted, peaceful sleep.

Do You Have Signs of Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is characterized by one or more of the following:

  • chronic and/or loud snoring
  • gasping, choking sounds during sleep
  • daytime fatigue, no matter how much sleep you’ve gotten
  • falling asleep easily during daily activities
  • excess weight, especially those with a large neck circumference
  • large tongue, tonsils, or adenoids that can block the air passage
  • sinus and allergy problems
Two Types of Sleep Apnea
  • Obstructive sleep apnea: This is the most common type of sleep apnea, caused by your throat muscles relaxing so much that they block your airway.
  • Central sleep apnea: This is the rarer form of sleep apnea, in which your brain doesn’t send the correct signals to your throat muscle...
  • Obstructive sleep apnea: This is the most common type of sleep apnea, caused by your throat muscles relaxing so much that they block your airway.
  • Central sleep apnea: This is the rarer form of sleep apnea, in which your brain doesn’t send the correct signals to your throat muscles.

Both forms of sleep apnea are potentially life-threatening and have been linked to heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, liver disorders, and other dangerous conditions, so it’s important to receive a proper diagnosis as soon as possible.

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Our Sleep Apnea Exams

When you come for your snoring consultation, we will provide an exam, find out what symptoms you are experiencing, and determine any health issues that may indicate you have sleep apnea. Based on this information, we’ll send you to a sleep center, where a sleep physician will monitor your sleep...

When you come for your snoring consultation, we will provide an exam, find out what symptoms you are experiencing, and determine any health issues that may indicate you have sleep apnea. Based on this information, we’ll send you to a sleep center, where a sleep physician will monitor your sleep patterns overnight. If you aren’t able to go a sleep center or aren’t comfortable with the idea, we can provide you with a home sleep monitor instead.

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How We Treat Sleep Apnea

A common go-to therapy for chronic snoring and sleep apnea is a sleep apnea machine known as CPAP. This device pumps air to a mask that you wear during sleep. Though effective, a CPAP is bulky, noisy, and can be difficult to sleep with due to the mask.

An oral appliance is a great alternat...

A common go-to therapy for chronic snoring and sleep apnea is a sleep apnea machine known as CPAP. This device pumps air to a mask that you wear during sleep. Though effective, a CPAP is bulky, noisy, and can be difficult to sleep with due to the mask.

An oral appliance is a great alternative to a CPAP, especially for mild to moderate snorers and sleep apnea sufferers. A sleep apnea appliance is designed to open your airway while you sleep. It does this by either stabilizing your tongue so that it doesn’t block your airway, or by moving your lower jaw forward to keep your airway open. One type of innovative anti-snoring guard we offer is a digital snore guard. This appliance, created in Germany, allows us to use 3D CAD/CAM technology to digitally design your snore guard. This means we can tweak your guard on the computer until we have an exact, superior fit. Other advantages include material that’s less likely to cause sensitivity, as well as faster production time.

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