Dr. Greg Pyle is not only an expert in cosmetic dentistry; he is also one of 13 dentists in the country to be a certified partner of SomnoMed to treat sleep apnea. In fact, Dr. Pyle was on Randy Alvarez’s The Wellness Hour as the medical expert on sleep apnea. Throughout the episode, Dr. Pyle discussed common symptoms of sleep apnea and treatments.
What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a potentially life-threatening sleeping disorder, in which breathing is briefly and repeatedly interrupted during sleep, most commonly caused by an obstruction of the airway passage. These breathing pauses last a few seconds, and result in an inadequate intake of oxygen. This leads to the frequent choking, gasping, and loud snoring associated with sleep apnea.
What makes sleep apnea dangerous? Sleep apnea can lead to fragmented sleep and lower than normal blood oxygen levels. Left untreated, sleep apnea can have serious and life-shortening consequences including high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and mood disorders.
How can Dr. Pyle help? Utilizing specialized training and a custom-made dental appliance, your dentist is able to treat obstructive sleep apnea. Your oral device will help reposition your lower jaw and tongue, resolving the obstruction, and promoting unimpeded breathing while you sleep.
Dr. Pyle has received extensive training to effectively treat sleep apnea, changing many of our patients’ lives who have sleep apnea in Muncie. One of our patients was kind enough to leave a review about his experience with Dr. Pyle:
“Back in July, 2012, I did the testing at Dr. Pyle’s office to establish my sleep parameters. The results were of quite a concern and indicated a need for immediate action. While I was aware of the need to find a solution, I was very uncomfortable wearing the c-PAP apparatus. Fortunately, Dr. Pyle helped me understand the advantages of wearing the SomnoMed mouthguard, instead. After the custom fitting, we went through several progressive adjustments to find the maximum setting that still allowed for comfortable and continual use. Upon retesting, my sleep parameters, which were previously much too high, had reduced by over 50% across the board. Wearing the mouthguard is comfortable, easy to use and care for, and I enjoy a much deeper and more restful sleep. I have more energy during and find myself less exhausted at the end of the day. I recommend the SomnoMed Mouthguard to anyone having trouble with sleep apnea.” Bob M.
Contact us today to learn more about our professional sleep apnea services, and how to start reaping the benefits of a good night’s sleep right away. In the meantime, let us know what do you do when your significant other starts snoring?