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