You need to locate a AADSM qualified Dentist Orange County if you or someone you know snores as it could be a sign of something more serious.
If your partners’ snoring is accompanied by short gasps for breath immediately followed by him or her waking up abruptly, it’s time to schedule an appointment with your doctor who may refer you to a sleep specialist.
According to Dr. Jack Ringer, a certified dental sleep medicine practitioner, Sleep Apnea is cause for concern and can only be diagnosed by a doctor.
The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, who certified Dr. Ringer, focuses on dental appliance therapy and is the only non-profit American society that is dedicated to dental sleep medicine. The AADSM promotes oral appliance therapy for sleep breathing disorders that include OSA, or Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and snoring.
The AADSM or American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine helps dentists such as Dr. Ringer control OSA and snoring using a custom-made oral appliance.
Before oral appliance therapy came along, patients who snored or suffered from obstructive sleep apnea had to deal with continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP therapy. Unfortunately, not all people can tolerate CPAP therapy as the mask that goes over the nose and mouth can be uncomfortable. Using a CPAP machine can also be troublesome if you travel a lot.
If your doctor or sleep specialist has determined that you have a problem with snoring, or suffer from OSA, he or she may refer you to an AADSM qualified Dentist Orange County, such as Dr. Jack Ringer, who can assess your situation to find the best oral appliance device for your particular needs.
Oral appliance therapy can help you and your sleep mate get a better night’s sleep, and can improve your health. People who have OSD are at higher risk when it comes to other problems such as cardio vascular disease and diabetes.
Dr. Ringer is an AADSM qualified Dentist Orange County who is qualified to get you the help you need. Dr. Ringer took and passed the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine examination before receiving his credential of Diplomate, ABSDM. The credential ensures that Dr. Ringer has the training, the education, experience, and competence to get you the oral sleep therapy you need to improve your quality of life.
If you would like more information regarding sleep disorders and oral appliance therapy, call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ringer today.