Restrictions of the airway are characterized by abnormalities in the quality or quantity of respiratory activity. These restrictions can interrupt a good night’s sleep and lead to medical conditions collectively referred to as Sleep Disordered Breathing. Sleep Disordered Breathing can include snoring, upper airway resistance or obstructive sleep apnea.
Many times, the successful treatment of upper airway resistance starts with a visit to the dentist. Dr. Sharona is extensively trained in the screening and management for sleep disordered breathing using her team of dental and medical specialists. If correcting the restriction involves using Invisalign (trademark) to create more space for the tongue, she will work with the orthodontist or dentist to provide a periodontal procedure that will reduce treatment time and enhance the regenerative capacity of the periodontal bone. The benefit to her patients is improved facial bone, better lip support and a more beautiful smile. And best of all, the patient can finally get a good night’s sleep.
If you feel tired when you wake up, toss and turn at night, breathe through your mouth when you are sleeping or experience chronic fatigue, call us at 310-205-0900 to schedule an exam with Dr. Sharona Dayan today.