1. Sleep-related breathing disorders is an umbrella term used to describe disorders related to abnormal breathing during sleep where breathing is repeatedly disrupted.

  2. 1. Snoring
  3. 2. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
  4. 3. Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS)
  5. 4. Bruxism

Benefits of Sleep Related Problem

  1. 1. SA has been associated with serious long term health consequences such as hypertension, metabolic dysfunction, cardiovascular disease (including heart failure and stroke), erectile dysfunction, neurocognitive deficits a
  2. 2. The symptoms of UARS patients although not as severe, include snoring, daytime fatigue, cognitive impairment, unrefreshing sleep.Treatment of UARS also has been shown to improve comorbid disorders like fibromyalgia, temporomandibular disorders, irritable bowel syndrome.
  3. 3. Sleep bruxism can lead to severe tooth wear, cracked teeth, broken porcelain veneers and other dental restorations, tooth hypersensitivity/mobility, temporomandibular joint damage, jaw muscle pain, temporal headaches as well as poor quality sleep.

Treatment Process

  1. 1. At Smile Experts, the patient's sleep disordered breathing (SDB) will be managed in close collaboration with a team of sleep professionals. Advances in ambulatory monitoring technology allow objective sleep studies (e.g. polysomnography or WatchPAT) to be performed in the convenience of your home.
  2. 2. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is generated from an automated bedside machine through a mask that covers the person's nose. The pressure of the air forces the person's airways to remain open during sleep.
  3. 3. Definitive gum treatment (Phase II)
  4. 4. Follow-up care
  5. 5. Is the gum treatment painful?...