Sleep Disorders

Sleep Apnea Doctor in Weston Florida

If your spouse is constantly elbowing you at night to stop your snoring, you should consider seeing a sleep apnea doctor and in Weston the leading doctor for treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea is Stephen J. Pyle DDS. Loud snoring is not just an annoyance for your spouse; it could be a symptom of a life threatening condition.

According to the AMA Obstructive Sleep Apnea goes largely undiagnosed in the United States. If you frequently wake up during the night, snore loudly or experience memory loss, headaches in the morning or even depression, then you need to seek help. Dr. Pyle can scan for sleep apnea and then refer you to a sleep disorder specialist for a diagnosis.

Sleep Disorder Treatments

For some sleep apnea sufferers surgery is the answer although for most a sleep apnea therapy is recommended. For years the standard treatment for sleep apnea was the CPAP system which entails wearing a mask to bed and having air pumped in via a hose and an electric pump. However, there is now an alternative to the intrusive CPAP system that is effective in treating 90% of cases and is a much more “natural” experience.

Oral Appliance Therapy uses a small, custom fitted dental appliance similar to a sports guard placed in the mouth at night to slightly reposition the lower jaw. The device keeps the airway open throughout the night eliminating the snoring and the frequent awakening. The device is effective, comfortable to wear, does not impair speech and is far more practical to use than the CPAP system.

If your sleep disorder specialist advises that you can benefit from Oral Appliance Therapy you will want to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pyle. Not every dentist is qualified to craft these appliances. Dr. Pyle is fully certified in the field by The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and has extensive experience in treating patients with sleep apnea.

Don’t risk your health. If you have experienced the symptoms of sleep apnea make an appointment with Dr. Pyle for a sleep apnea scan or contact a sleep order specialist direct for a diagnosis. If you can benefit from Oral Appliance Therapy then take the next step and call our Weston dental practice for a fitting examination today.

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