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A New Approach to Treating Sleep Apnea

An estimated 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Ellis Dental now proudly offers an easy and convenient solution for both diagnosing and treating sleep apnea. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care for our patients suffering from sleep related breathing problems including snoring and sleep apnea. Uncomfortable and cumbersome continuous positive airway pressure machines (CPAP) are no longer the only option. Contact us today for a consultation to see if you are a candidate for a comfortable and easy to use oral device.

Dr. Holly Ellis, owner of Ellis Dental, is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

Dr. Holly Ellis, owner of Ellis Dental, is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

Treating Patients with Mild to Moderate Sleep Apnea

Sleep patterns are an important aspect to general overall health and wellbeing. There are many indications that sleep apnea may be present. At Ellis Dental, we look for these symptoms during regular exams as well as during our sleep screening process. Typical symptoms may include:

  • Loud, frequent snoring

  • Breathing pauses (a bed partner may hear a person gasp for breath in their sleep)

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness (the ability to fall asleep anywhere, at any time)

  • Memory problems

  • Irritability or moodiness

  • Decreased sex drive or impotence

  • Morning headaches

  • Acid reflux, indigestion or heartburn

 

Take Our Online Sleep Risk Assessment Today

Over 40 million Americans suffer from a sleep disorder, and 20 million suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Despite the high prevalence, 93% of women and 82% of men with moderate to severe OSA remain undiagnosed. Please take this short questionnaire to determine your risk of OSA. 

Request a Sleep Consultation with Ellis Dental Today

If you would like to learn more about our approach to treating sleep disorders, your insurance options under your existing healthcare plan or other questions related to your oral health, please complete this form and someone from Ellis Dental will contact you to schedule a counsultation. 

Ellis Dental is a Proud Member of AADSM

Ellis Dental is a Proud Member of AADSM

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The Ellis Dental Sleep Apnea Therapy

Sleep Apneas can cause repeated episodes of partial or complete suffocation sometimes lasting a minute or more. These choking and suffocating episodes repeat constantly throughout the night causing a myriad of health complications including increased risk of stroke, heart attack and even death. 

Check out this brief video to see sleep apnea explained and how it can be treated with a dental sleep appliance.

Our Sleep News

Below are links to recent articles and coverage exploring the links between sleep and healthy wellbeing.