Sleep Apnea and Related Breathing Disorders
Dr. Sorin treats Sleep Apnea and related breathing disorders, to give you the sleep of your dreams.
Sleep apnea refers to a disorder where a patient’s breathing repeatedly stops and starts throughout the sleep cycle.
If you experience lethargy after a full night’s sleep there’s a possibility you may have sleep apnea or other airway related disturbances.
We want to give you sweet dreams!
Important information about Sleep Apnea:
In October 2017, the American Dental Association (ADA) released a policy statement addressing dentistry’s role in sleep-related breathing disorders.
The policy encourages dental professionals to screen their patients for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS), and other breathing disorders. The ADA advocates working in collaboration with trained medical colleagues to address these issues. With the endorsement of the ADA, screening and treating sleep-related breathing disorders has become the newest focus of integrative dental medicine.
“Other than emergency care, the first procedure performed by every dentist, for every patient, of any age should be a proper airway examination and evaluation of breathing function.”
— Dr. Tom Colquitt, President Emeritus, American Academy of Restorative Dentistry
Signs and symptoms for OSA and UARS include:
- Observed episodes of stopped or abnormal breathing patterns during sleep
- Abrupt awakenings accompanied by shortness of breath
- Shortness of breath that’s relieved by sitting up
- Difficulty staying asleep (insomnia)
- Excessive daytime sleepiness (hypersomnia)
- Chest pains at night
- Difficulty concentrating
- Mood changes
- Morning headaches
- Lower tolerance for exercise
See Dr. Sorin and Get the Sleep of Your Dreams
Robert Sorin, DMD PC is a patient-centered, relationship-based dental practice dedicated to delivering optimum health, comfort, and beauty. We provide dental services including diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea and related disorders from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM Monday and Wednesday, and from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM on Tuesday and Thursday. We do not see patients on Friday.