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Dentistry of Arizona Introduces Cutting-Edge Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea Patients

By: Prodigy
03/11/2024, Surprise, AZ // PRODIGY: Feature Story //

Dentistry of Arizona, a leading modern dental practice in Surprise, AZ, is thrilled to announce the addition of a revolutionary treatment option for patients suffering from sleep apnea. The practice is now offering Oral Appliance Therapy, an innovative treatment for mild and moderate sleep apnea and for severe sleep apnea when a CPAP is not tolerated by the patient. Dentistry of Arizona is partnered with sleep medicine physicians to offer at-home sleep study tests and streamline the timeframe and process of obtaining treatment.

Dentistry of Arizona is a leading modern dental practice located in Surprise, AZ, dedicated to providing high-quality and personalized dental care.
Dentistry of Arizona

How Common Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?

Obstructive sleep apnea is a prevalent sleep disorder affecting millions of individuals worldwide. According to recent statistics from the American Sleep Apnea Association, approximately 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, with a significant number of cases remaining undiagnosed. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is one of the most common sleep disorders. Although OSA is found commonly in the population, less than 10% of OSA sufferers have been properly diagnosed.

What Is the Risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?

A patient with OSA’s breathing during sleep is impaired or completely stops due to an obstruction in the upper airway. A typical sufferer can experience hundreds of these events per night. Disrupted REM sleep can cause patients to feel physically tired, anxious, irritable, and increases risk for systemic disease. OSA increases the risk of stroke more than being overweight, hypertension, or smoking. In fact, more than 80% of nighttime strokes are caused by OSA.

How Is An Oral Sleep Appliance Different From a Snore Guard?

Snoring is just the tip of the iceberg when we consider sleep disorders. Snoring may be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea and should be properly treated with an oral sleep appliance that a snore guard cannot do. Only treating snoring is like removing the batteries from a smoke alarm when it is going off - the noise is gone, but what about the fire that caused the noise in the first place? The oral sleep apnea appliance resolves the source of the sleep apnea problem.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Solutions At Dentistry of Arizona

Dr. Allen Ewell, owner and dentist at Dentistry of Arizona, recognizes the importance of addressing sleep apnea as part of comprehensive dental care. "Sleep apnea not only impacts the quality of sleep but also poses serious health risks, including cardiovascular issues and daytime fatigue. We want to improve our patients’ quality of life and improve their overall health. With our new Oral Appliance Therapy, we aim to provide our patients with a comfortable and effective solution to improve their sleep and overall well-being," says Dr. Ewell.

Might I Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

If you find yourself saying ‘yes’ to two or more of the following, you should be screened for OSA.

Do you sometimes find yourself tired throughout the day?

Has anyone told you that you occasionally snore?

Do you sometimes wake up after a full night of sleep still feeling groggy?

Do you occasionally experience memory loss, have a hard time focusing, or live in a daze?

Do you often become out of breath after walking up a flight of stairs?

Do you have or are you being treated for high blood pressure?

Do you fall asleep reading a book or watching tv?

Oral Appliance Therapy offered at Dentistry of Arizona

Treatment involves the use of custom-fitted dental devices that are worn during sleep. These devices work by repositioning the lower jaw and tongue, helping to keep the airway open and reduce the incidence of breathing interruptions. Unlike traditional CPAP machines, Oral Appliance Therapy is discreet, portable, and more comfortable for patients.

Key Benefits of Oral Appliance Therapy at Dentistry of Arizona include:

Comfortable Alternative: OAT is a comfortable and non-intrusive option for patients who find CPAP machines cumbersome or claustrophobic.

Improved Compliance: The convenience and ease of use of oral appliances often result in higher patient compliance, ensuring consistent usage and effectiveness.

Reduced Risk of Systemic Disease: Increased oxygen flow during sleep reduces blood cortisol levels, improves blood pressure, and reduces risk of cardiovascular events.

Customized Solutions: Each oral appliance is custom-fitted to the patient's unique dental structure, maximizing comfort and treatment effectiveness.

Travel-Friendly: The compact size and portability of oral appliances make them an ideal solution for individuals who travel frequently.

Covered By Medical Insurance: Medical insurance may cover a portion of the cost of oral sleep appliance therapy.

Dentistry of Arizona remains committed to providing comprehensive and patient-centric care, addressing not only dental health but also contributing to overall well-being. Patients interested in exploring Oral Appliance Therapy for sleep apnea are encouraged to schedule a consultation with the experienced team at Dentistry of Arizona.

About Dentistry of Arizona

Dentistry of Arizona is a leading modern dental practice located in Surprise, AZ, dedicated to providing high-quality and personalized dental care. Led by Dr. Allen Ewell, the practice offers a range of services, including preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry, with a focus on enhancing the oral health and overall well-being of patients.


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Dr. Elizabeth Ewell

Dentistry of Arizona

13954 W Waddell Rd #112, Surprise, AZ 85379

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