We see patients who are referred to us from local physicians to treat their sleep apnea.

Some of these patients are missing all of their teeth and wear dentures. Fortunatelly for these patients we have a sleep devie that does not require teeth.  The device is called AVEO TSD and it works by suctioning out the tongue.  By doing this it moves the tongue out of the back of the throat, opening up the airway.  

Another option for patients who don't have any teeth is do get dental implants.  If they get at least 4 upper and 4 lower dental implants we can use them to support a dental sleep device that will snap into the implants and be absolutely secure in the patients mouth.  During the day the person would wear their incredibly comfortable snap on dentures. At night they would remove the dentures and insert the dental sleep device.

Implants help in keeping you chewing your favorite food, they help with smiling and now you know that they help with sleep apnea issues as well.

So give us a call to set up a consult for dental implants to get started.

We will make sure you have a pleasant experience and answer any questions you might have.

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On his famous novel:

The Posthumous papers of the Pickwick Club, Dickens provided one of the earliest descriptions of a person with severe sleep apnea.

He created a character named Joe:

The object that presented itself to the eyes of the astonished clerck was a boy-a wonderfully fat boy-habited as a serving lad,standing upright on the mat, with his eyes closed as if in sleep. He had never seen such a fat boy,in or out of a traveling caravan; and this, coupled with the calmness and repose of his appearance, so very different from what was reasonably to have been expected of the inflictor of such knocks, smote him with wonder.

"What's the matter ?" inquired the clerck.

The extraordinary boy replied nota word, but he nodded once, and seemed to the clercks imagination to snore feebly.

"Where do you come from?" inquired the clerk.

The Boy made no sign. He breathed heavily, but in all other respects was motionless.

The clerk repeated the question thrice, and receiving no answer, prepared to shut the door, when the boy suddently opened his eyes, winked several times, sneezed once, and raised his hand as if to repeat the knocking. Finding the door open, he stared about with astonishment, and at length fixed his eyes on Mr. Lowten's face.

"What the devil do you knock that way for? " inquired the clerk angrily.

"Which way?" said the boy, in a slow and sleepy voice.

"Why, like forty hackney-coachmen," replied the clerk.

"Because master said,I wasn't to leave off knocking till they opened the dorr,for fear I should go to sleep' said the boy.

Here at Dental Solutions of Winter Haven we have helped many patients who feel like Charles Dicken's character Joe. We have been able to help them with a dental sleep device get their energy back. Also in treating the sleep apnea we protect their teeth from grinding. Teeth grinding or bruxism is associated with sleep apnea and snoring.

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November 23, 2011
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