struggling to get a good night's sleep?
Our office is about total wellness, and doing what we can to make sure that you have a beautiful smile AND a healthy body. In recent years, there have been a lot of new studies on the affects of airway function on sleep, and overall health. If your airway is blocked, or too small, you’re not getting the oxygen that your body needs to function, and we see a number of issues arise in both adults and children, as a result.
But wait…what does this have to do with dentistry!? Well, your airway starts in your mouth! Dr. Macy has undergone extensive training to be able to diagnose and treat airway, breathing, and sleep issues in her patients, because she feels so passionately about the effects of sleep on her patient’s overall health.
Having trouble sleeping or breathing? Feeling tired, or experiencing other residual effects of poor sleep? Read on to find out about how we can help!
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How does sleep apnea affect my health?
Sleep is critical to your body’s functioning. If you’ve been struggling to get a good night’s sleep, then you know how difficult it can be to function and feel good without giving your body adequate time to recharge each night. Airway issues that cause you to wake constantly and never really fall in to “deep sleep” have a number of very concerning implications, including:
We can help you sleep again!
As a dentist with advanced training in treating sleep issues, Dr. Gerard Macy loves helping her patients (and their bed partners!) get a great night’s sleep again!
How can we help? Years ago, aleeping masks (CPAP machines) were traditionally used to keep the patient’s airways open while they slept, but nowadays there are some less intrusive options. Dental devices that gently tease the lower jaw forward are very effective in preventing the tongue from blocking the main air passage. These dental devices are gentle, easy to wear, and often help patients avoid unwanted surgeries.
Dr. Gerard Macy is passionate about helping patients resolve their sleep issues, and giving them back the energy they need to enjoy their waking hours. At Magnolia Dentistry, our team believes that a good night’s sleep can truly be life changing, which is why we offer complimentary consultations. Ready for a change? Click schedule now to call us and reserve your personalized sleep consultation with Dr. Gerard Macy!
Physical Signs of Sleep Apnea:
- Loud, frequent snoring
- Frequent night waking
- Mouth breathing
- Enlarged tonsils
- Excessive sweating at night
- Headache in the morning
Sleep Apnea in Children
Dr. Gerard Macy is one of the leading pediatric sleep apnea dentists in the area, with advanced training on identifying and treating airway restriction issues in children.
If your child is experiencing issues with snoring, frequent waking, bed wetting, behavioral issues, hyperactivity, or headaches, airway restriction issues (sleep apnea) may be playing a role. How can Magnolia Family Dentistry help? Dr. Gerard Macy starts with a consultation to address your concerns, and analysis of your child’s mouth and airway (looking for things like the size and shape of the dental arch, and even tongue tie).
For children with sleep apnea, we’re able to create dental appliances that are comfortable, and minimally invasive, and get your kiddo back to sleeping well again! Dr. Gerard Macy even works with a Myofunctional Therapist to address ongoing speech, tongue, lip functioning in your child. If you believe that you child may be suffering from sleep issues related to airway restriction, please give us a call and schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Gerard Macy.