Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Are you struggling with insufficient sleep? Dr. Green checks for sleep issues like Sleep Apnea and disturbed sleep patterns. Many Springfield patients say oral appliance therapy helps them feel refreshed and ready for the day!

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Dental appliance for sleep apnea

Is poor sleep holding you back? Our doctor screens for common sleep disorders like Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS), and disturbed sleep.

  • Is poor sleep holding you back?
  • Do you want to wake up refreshed and recharged?
  • Are you having trouble with brain fog or headaches when you first wake in the morning?
  • Could you use more energy from a restful sleep?  
  • Are you having trouble with brain fog or headaches when you first wake in the morning?
  • Could you use more energy from a restful sleep?

If you answered yes to the above questions, you might be a candidate for sleep dentistry and oral appliance for sleep apnea. These warning signs could be more serious indicators that stem from a lack of healthy sleep.

OSA can cause unwanted health complications such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and can even shorten your life span.

More people have trouble sleeping than you might think. Sleep disorders and obstructive sleep apnea affect millions of Americans.

11 Myths and Facts About Obstructive Sleep Apnea

  • 25 million U.S. adults have obstructive sleep apnea
  • 9-21% of women have obstructive sleep apnea
  • 24-31% of men have obstructive sleep apnea
  • 50-70 million US adults have a sleep disorder
  • 48.0% report snoring
  • 37.9% reported unintentionally falling asleep during the day at least once in the preceding month

Symptoms of sleep apnea in adults can range from mild to severe.

  • Loud snoring
  • Choking for air
  • Restless sleep
  • Severe anxiety
  • Fatigue upon waking
  • Teeth grinding
  • Your brain begins to die after six minutes without oxygen. Irreversible brain damage or death follows.

    What Oral Appliance Does Dr. Green Use for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients?

    Dr. Randi Green screens for obstructive sleep apnea and upper airway resistance syndrome. She helps her patients understand all sleep apnea treatment options and dental appliances for sleep apnea near you.

    Other sleep apnea symptoms to screen include interrupted breathing during sleep, falling asleep during the workday, irritability, forgetfulness, anxiety, depression, morning headaches, and mood or behavioral changes.

    Oral appliance treatment (OAT) can be successful for those seeking to avoid CPAP with a dental sleep appliance to treat obstructive sleep apnea.

    Screen for Sleep Apnea in the Comfort of Your Own Bed

    Take-Home Sleep Test Screens for Sleep Disordered Breathing

    Get answers with a sleep test in a few days, not months. Dr. Green can help you determine if you’re a candidate for an oral night appliance with a simple one-night, take-home sleep screening.

    *Sleep screening results are verified and scored by board-certified sleep physicians and reports will look similar to images below.

    Cured snoring and sleep apnea with a mouth piece when the primary care physician wanted to put me on a CPAP. I highly recommend Dr. Green.
    —Rob Y. via Google ★★★★★
    Obstructive Sleep Apnea Restricted Airflow

    What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

    Why do I snore at night and how do I stop snoring?

    During sleep, your tongue and throat tissue may relax enough to narrow your airway. Snoring is the sound that is produced when air passes through this partially blocked area causing tissues to vibrate.

    Obstructive Sleep Apnea syndrome or OSA is a medical condition where your tongue and soft tissues close off your airway and stop air from entering your lungs. When this occurs during sleep, the oxygen in your blood decreases, your heart races, and your brain panics causing you to startle awake.

    Getting the right amount of sleep is vital to your health. Unfortunately, nearly 40 percent of American adults are getting less than seven hours of sleep a night.

    Sleep Apnea Treatment Options

    Custom-fitted sleep apnea devices can successfully treat obstructive sleep apnea and chronic snoring.

    A customized dental appliance for sleep apnea can help to keep your airway open without obstruction from tubing, loud sleep machinery, or forced air through a CPAP.

    Many cases of sleep apnea benefit from using a CPAP. This device forces air in through the nose or mouth through tubes or a face mask. Many people struggling with OSA find that the CPAP interferes with sleep even more than the condition alone.

    In severe cases, a combination of the oral appliance with a CPAP may prove to be the most effective solution.

    Dr. Green can address these concerns and talk about lifestyle changes in addition to other sleep treatments and therapies to help you understand what may be required to restore restful and complete sleep.

    How Does a Sleep Appliance Work?

    Physiologic oral sleep appliances hold your lower jaw in a slightly forward position during sleep. Throat tissues are moved away from the back of the throat providing are larger opening for airflow that helps reduce or eliminate snoring and can lower the occurrence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

    Can a Dental Sleep Apnea appliance help sleep disordered breathing?

    Only a dentist with advanced training, like LVI fellow Dr. Randi Green can provide you with a custom-fitted sleep appliance. Dentists near you, like Dr. Green, have special training that can help play a key role in screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea with 3D X-Ray imagery among other screenings.

    Dr. Green partners with local Springfield medical doctors and sleep physicians to properly diagnose any sleep disorders.

    Once the diagnosis is verified by a sleep physician, Dr. Green can custom-fit a sleep appliance to help treat patients suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

    An oral sleeping device could be an alternative treatment for existing CPAP users or those who are non-compliant or have problems with regular usage of a CPAP.

    Patients that have tried and failed with other oral sleep mouthpieces but found them too difficult also could be prime candidates to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) with custom-measured dental devices for sleep apnea.

    • FDA-cleared for the treatment of sleep apnea
    • Only worn while you sleep
    • Small and easy to transport
    • Discreet and noise-free
    • Easy to maintain and clean
    • Comfortable and custom-fit

    Finally, a lifestyle-friendly snoring and sleep apnea treatment

    Our oral appliance therapy, a proven effective treatment for mild, moderate, or severe sleep apnea and snoring, offers hope for better sleep. Dr. Randi Green in Springfield utilizes this small, easy-to-use oral sleep appliance that is custom-fit for each patient, ensuring maximum effectiveness.

    Our Approach to Sleep Apnea Treatment

    Tailored Protocols: We follow sleep expert guidelines in managing obstructive sleep apnea, ensuring each treatment perfectly suits the individual’s needs.

    Transparent Journey: Expect regular updates on your sleep apnea treatment progress, as we believe in keeping you informed every step of the way.

    Quality First: Our commitment to excellence means we only use the finest custom-fitted appliances to address your unique sleep apnea needs.

    Knowledge is Power: We are dedicated to continuous learning in sleep apnea and oral appliance therapy, staying updated with the latest research and educational courses.

    Honesty Policy: If our findings suggest that oral appliance therapy might not be the best option for you, we'll be upfront and discuss alternative treatments.

    Beyond the Basics: We explore additional aids like bed wedges, nasal strips, sleep masks, dietary adjustments, and sleep hygiene tips to enhance your sleep apnea treatment experience.

    Proven Sleep Success: Our experience shows that oral appliances have significantly improved sleep quality for many patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

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    Expertise in Physiologic and Sleep Dentistry


    Dr. Randi Green's extensive training in physiologic dentistry ensures a comprehensive understanding of the interrelation between dental structures and overall health. This specialized knowledge provides a holistic and proactive approach to sleep disorders, focusing on the symptoms and root causes.

    Custom Sleep Appliance Therapy


    Tailored to each patient's individual needs, Dr. Green offers custom sleep appliances designed to enhance comfort and effectiveness. These devices are an alternative to traditional CPAP machines, often preferred for convenience and non-invasiveness.

    Emphasis on Conservative Sleep Treatment


    Dr. Green prioritizes conservative treatments, ensuring that patients receive minimally invasive yet highly effective. If a candidate, this approach leads to quicker recovery, fewer side effects, and a more natural progression towards better sleep.

    Incorporation of Myofunctional Therapy


    Recognizing the importance of orofacial muscles in sleep disorders, Dr. Green integrates myofunctional therapy into her treatment plans. This therapy addresses and corrects improper muscle function and habits, playing a pivotal role in treating sleep apnea and other sleep-related issues.

    State-of-the-Art Sleep Study Screening


    In Springfield, Dr. Green's practice offers cutting-edge tools and technology for sleep study screening, including the Itamar WatchPat 300 and WatchPat ONE. These accurate take-home screenings ensure precise diagnosis with a board-certified sleep physician, crucial for devising an effective treatment plan.

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    I'm dedicated to empowering every patient with the confidence they deserve by demystifying the dental journey—providing complete transparency about treatment options, costs, and details upfront. No matter your dental concerns, my team and I are here to serve and guide you toward the best solution when you enter my practice. —Dr. Randi Green

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