Sleep Apnea Treatments in Washington, D.C.
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What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a condition marked by repeated pauses in breathing while you sleep. This chronic condition, which affects an estimated tens of millions of adults in the United States, is caused by the muscles around the airways relaxing, which allows gravity to pull the airways shut. This effect causes short-term suffocation, which puts excessive strain on the body, leading to cardiovascular complications and other health issues such as hypertension, memory loss, mood changes, weight gain, and fatigue. While there are many snoring or sleep apnea solutions for severe cases, including various surgeries and medical devices like CPAP, more patients are turning to dental treatments to help alleviate mild to moderate sleep apnea. At Presidential Dental Group in Washington, D.C., we concentrate on producing custom-fit night guards to offer relief to our sleep apnea patients. Dr. Kami'Lah Brown is proud to offer this easy, cozy, and reliable support to help you attain better health and a good night's sleep.
How Do Sleep Apnea Treatments Work?
At Presidential Dental Group, we often recommend a sleep apnea treatment known as oral appliance therapy (OAT), which is done with a custom-made device worn in the mouth while you sleep. One type of appliance is called a mandibular advancement device (MAD), which gently positions your lower jaw forward to keep your airways open while you sleep. The other is a tongue-retaining device (TRD), which holds your tongue in place to prevent any obstruction of your airways. There are over a hundred unique models on the market, so Dr. Brown will work with you to make certain you get the right one for you based on the structure of your mouth and jaw.
For certain sleep apnea patients, Dr. Brown may advise a procedure called rapid maxillary expansion. This treatment involves attaching a screw device to the upper jaw to relieve pressure on the nasal passages and allow for easier breathing.
Presidential Dental Group Reviews
Dr. Hancock comes as advertised, professional, always a warm and welcoming experience. This was my second visit and she provides great insight in regards to the task at hand. I’ll say I’m glad to have Dr. Hancock oversee my oral health.
Everyone at Presidential is amazing!
Someone please explain to me why I walked out feeling INCREDIBLY BLESSED after my first dental appointment with Dr. Brown & her amazing team?! 🙌🏼 10/10 recommend!🎖️ I am new to DC so finding a new dentist was very scary for me. I’ve had horrible dentist experiences when I was younger that has given me hardcore dental anxiety. Bc of this, I am SO THANKFUL for finding Dr. Brown & her team 🙌🏼 From the great vibes, awesome music, incredible staff, amazing service - I can’t believe this is the dental experience I’ve been missing out on for most of my life! 🤯 Does anyone know of any dental awards I can nominate this practice for bc they deserve to win all of them!!🏆
When I walked into this office I was in the midst of a true dental emergency. A crown had popped off in the front of my mouth. I had visited at least 3 other dentists for implant consultations, but not one helped me. They just said I needed dental care immediately. I had booked with Dr. Brown on Zoc Doc, but I went on a Saturday and was seen by Dr. Hancock. Dr. Hancock is an excellent dentist!!! Not only did she painlessly deal with my tooth (an extraction was needed), but she helped me calm down and didn't judge me. When she saw I was freaking out she told me to focus on one thing at a time so I didn't become overwhelmed. I grew up with my grandparents and both had a full set of dentures. Nonetheless, it's not their fault. I can say I didn't take care of my teeth. I didn't brush and floss. I ate lots of sugary foods and now here I am. I'm going back this weekend for a treatment plan. I know I have a journey in front of me, but I trust Dr. Hancock's skill and I know I can take it one thing at a time. I also love the receptionist and the dental hygienist who work on the Saturdays that I've visited. Both know a lot about dentistry as well, help with billing, and explain everything thoroughly in addition to reminding you of all appointments. This is an excellent practice!! I had several consultations in my home state of NJ and the prices here are much more affordable. I feel like this is the right place for me to begin my journey toward dental health.
Great work by my hygienist and the team!
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If you suffer from symptoms like fatigue, foggy brain, or recurring headaches in the morning, it's possible that you are living with sleep apnea. This very serious condition often goes unnoticed because it only arises when you're asleep. To learn more about sleep apnea and potential treatments, reach out to Presidential Dental Group to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brown. Our Washington, D.C. dental team will work to craft a therapy plan to help you sleep more soundly.