Scottsdale Phoenix AZ Sleep Apnea Disorder Treatment

Sleep Disorders

Dr. Enrico Divito uses some of the newest technology in home sleep monitoring equipment and diagnostic testing. He can diagnose and treat sleep disorders such as:

  • Daytime Sleepiness
  • Snoring
  • Sleep Apnea

At the Arizona Center for Laser Dentistry we administer at home sleep tests so our patients can undergo the sleep testing in the comfort of their own home.

Using the results of the in-home sleep test and with your examination, Dr Enrico can determine the presence of a sleep disorder and the best treatment options for you.

He will carefully monitor and track your progress and review your response and progress during treatment. His unique approach allows us to quickly diagnose and treat patients with such disorders. He can also fabricate an oral sleep appliance for you as an alternative to CPAP.

More about Sleep Apnea

Dr Divito is a leading provider of sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment. Sleep apnea is a disorder where a person’s breathing is impaired or compromised and as a result they are subject to restless sleep and can remain tired all the time.

 

Once you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, Dr Divito can treat it through the use of a CPAP alternative device, the oral sleep appliance or refer the patient to a sleep specialist who can treat and monitor with the CPAP, as needed.

CPAP Alternative — Oral Sleep Appliance

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has designated dental sleep appliances as the number one treatment alternative for obstructive sleep apnea.

  • Alternative to CPAP
  • Pulls the Lower Jaw Forward, Opening the Airway
  • Higher Compliance Rate
  • Easy to Travel With

When an individual’s teeth are separated (the bite is opened up), the airway in the back of the throat expands. A bite position that establishes maximum air intake can be determined. Using this information, a dental mouthpiece can be constructed that will hold the mouth in the proper position.

 

New dental technology has enabled the dental field to play a great role in combating sleep apnea for a large number of patients. The procedures and techniques used are recognized by the American Medical Association, the American Dental Association, and the rank and file of medical sleep practitioners.

The type of appliance used and the skill of the practitioner fabricating, fitting and adjusting the appliance ultimately determine its success.

CPAP

CPAP is typically 100% effective. However, it is not tolerated by 50-80% of the patients for whom it is recommended to. These patients have a serious problem if they cannot tolerate CPAP. They face potential life threatening health problems.

Do You Suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea and/or Snoring?

  • Do you have excessive daytime sleepiness?
  • Do you awake feeling un-refreshed?
  • Do you awake in the morning or during the night with a headache?
  • Do you have heartburn or a sour taste in the mouth at night?
  • Do you have episodes of not breathing (apnea)?
  • Are you aware that you snore loudly?
  • Do you find yourself tossing and turning during sleep?
  • Have you ever had nighttime choking or gasping spells?
  • Have you been diagnosed with having high blood pressure or obesity?
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