Sleep apnea is a serious condition characterized by the interruption of breath while a person sleeps. At Spring Lake Dental Care, Dr. Peter Ciampi often recommends a popular oral appliance to reduce or eliminate the symptoms associated with sleep apnea. Using the TAP® 3 Elite, many of his patients have been able to find relief from symptoms of sleep apnea and reduce the risk of serious health conditions that sleep apnea can cause.
To remain up-to-date with the latest sleep apnea treatment methods the field has to offer, Dr. Ciampi recently attended a course called Dental Medicine: Disordered Breathing, Sleep Apnea, and Splint Therapy at The Dawson Academy. This continuing education course for dentists covered techniques for the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of sleep apnea, including the management of severe snoring. Oftentimes, loud snoring is the first sign of sleep apnea, as it is an indication of obstructed breathing.
If you or a loved one snores loudly during sleep, experiences pauses in breath, or periodically wakes up gasping for air, please contact our dentist today. Prompt treatment can lead to improved overall health and a better night’s sleep.