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    • Sleep Apnea Treatment Greenville, SC 

       

      US statistics show there is an epidemic of sleep apnea(SA) and disordered breathing today. 100 million Americans snore. 30% of the US population demonstrates disordered breathing.

      It has been estimated that 20 million Americans suffer from moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea(OSA) and at least one person in five (65 million Americans) has mild OSA. The current medical healthcare system is failing to recognize and diagnose these problems. This paves the way for a new age of dentistry "Integrative Dental Sleep Medicine".

      The field of Dentistry is merging with medicine to help fight the epidemic of sleep disorders and SA. As dentists we are the physicians of the masticatory system and the gatekeepers of the entrance to the body. It is known that as a dentist we have the advantage of seeing our patients a minimum of 2 times per year for regular hygiene visits. This allows us the opportunity to observe and recognize the signs and symptoms associated with obstructive sleep apnea(OSA) in our patients as early as 3 years old. We as a dental profession must now communicate more than ever with the medical profession to insure that every patient is able to develop anatomically correct in order to promote nasodiaphragmatic breathing.

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      What is Sleep Apnea and Disordered Breathing?

       

      SA is only one example of various sleeping airway issues that are referred to as Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB).

      For instance, although snoring is a very important symptom that occurs in both children and adults, some individuals who have sleeping issues don't snore. Dr. Lindner has extensive experience in recognizing the problem referred to as Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS) which is frequently found in women. Individuals who just have a slight airway obstruction may be just as tired as somebody who has SA since their sleep still gets interrupted and the person doesn't end up getting enough refreshing, restful and deep shuteye.

      A majority of people who have these issues just think it is normal since they don't realize how good it would feel to have refreshing sleep. So if you wake up tired every day, and are tired throughout the day, then you might have SDB. Also no matter how old you are, if you snoring, then you most likely aren't getting enough of a siesta. Your sleep cycle can be disrupted by even light snoring and it stops you from getting the restful, deep slumber that you need. Anything that interrupts your napping on a regular basis will place stress on your body which will then lead to numerous other symptoms. A couple of the side effects resulting from SDB include night sweats, backaches, headaches, indigestion, depression, and high blood pressure. All of these side effects are associated with stress, so having stress during the day as well as at night adds up to double stress.

       

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      Types Of Sleep Apnea

       

       

      "Apnea" in Greek means "without breath." Apnea comes in three different forms:

      mixed, a combination of central SA and obstructive SA. The most common of the three is (OSA). Although the root cause for each type is different, with all three, individuals who have SA that is untreated stop breathing repeatedly throughout the night while they are sleeping, sometimes hundreds of times and frequently for longer than a minute.

       

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       Left Untreated, Sleep Apnea Complications

       

       

      SA is quite common. In fact, it is just as common as adult diabetes is,

      and the National Institutes of Health reports that it affects over twelve million Americans. Risk factors include being older than forty, overweight, or male. However, SA strikes people of all ages, including children. However, due to healthcare professionals, dentists, and the general public has a lack of awareness about this condition, most people remain undiagnosed and untreated, even though it is a very serious disorder that can have very serious consequences.

       

       

       

      When SA is left untreated it may cause high blood pressure as well as headaches, impotency, weight gain, memory problems, and various cardiovascular diseases. Untreated SA might also be responsible for motor vehicle crashes and job impairment. Fortunately, it is possible to treat and diagnose SA. Dr. Lindner provides the redesigned Thornton Adjustable Positioner (TAP) appliance for treating snoring and SA. We also have the best oral appliance for sleep apnea.

       

       

      When breathing stops for 10 seconds or more, oxygen levels in the blood might drop alarmingly low. Over eighteen million people have OSA whereby these episodes occur throughout the night. This can impact the heart and other organs, along with being connected with Type II Diabetes, Stomach Reflux, daytime drowsiness, anxiety, headaches, grinding of teeth, and increased danger of cardiovascular disease, strokes, and death.

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      Solutions and Treatments

      Dr.Lindner provides a range of treatments for snoring and SA. Starting with a comprehensive office examination. Dental Sleep Medicine partners with Board Qualified Sleep Physicians and local accredited sleep centers to deliver the most cost-effective and streamlined process of taking a patient from screening to treatment completion in the shortest amount of time. It is possible to assess the existence of sleep-disordered breathing. The process begins with a simple survey on our website "Take Our Life-Saving Survey"

    • Trusted Sleep Expert of the Upstate and Greenville, SC

      Dr. Leor Lindner, Dental Sleep Medicine of Greenville's' founding professional, has devoted more than thirty years to investigating, examining, and establishing his caring and precise technique to resolving sleep apnea, snoring, and their associated obstacles. Dr. Lindner is board licensed in dental sleep medicine. His treatment approach is guided by the most current medical research, innovation, and requirements of practice. Dr. Lindner is devoted to improving the lifestyle of his patients by enhancing their sleep and total health.

    • What Our Patients & Staff Say

    • I would like to share my experience with Dr. Lindner and staff at Dental Sleep Medicine of Greenville. I have never been treated nicer by any dr office in my life! The staff is friendly and helpful. Dr. Lindner listened to my concerns without rushing me and explained everything I needed to know about the procedure. Since I received my appliance I have been sleeping like a baby and actually stopped snoring too! My wife is ecstatic. I would highly recommend them to everyone.
      Bruce
    • I so enjoy working with Dr. Lindner and all our dear patients.
      The depth of wisdom I have gained about Sleep Apnea has put a new chapter in dental assisting.
      I never knew how Sleep Apnea and TMJ go hand in hand.
      It's made my day when we can help get each of them out of pain after so many years, that allows them to finally GET SOME SLEEP. 😷
      Elaine
    • The office was absolutely beautiful. The customer service was excellent from the start. I loved the time spent on helping me find the best appliance for me. I am grateful Dr.Lindner has helped me sleep and breathe better. I now wake up energized! I would recommend them to anyone who has sleep apnea.
      Pamela
    • UNABLE TO TOLERATE YOUR CPAP MASK?

      At Dental Sleep Medicine of Greenville we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care for our patients suffering from sleep disordered breathing problems including snoring, SA and CPAP intolerance. Uncomfortable and cumbersome CPAP is no longer the only option! Contact us today for a consultation to see if you are a candidate for a comfortable and easy to use SA dental appliance solution.Call us at (864) 485-6655

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