Advanced, trusted care that supports a great smile and the “whole you,” Sleep medicine at the dentist’s office
An experienced, kind dentist of over 40 years, Dr. Martin Orro, lives by the words: “Grin ‘n bare ’em!” However, he and the rest of our team in Lancaster, California, appreciate that today’s advanced dentistry is about more than maintaining and restoring a set of beautiful-looking teeth and gums.
Cutting-edge, trusted care that transcends the smile
In addition to a range of general, preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental services, the office of Martin Orro DDS provides sleep medicine. This treatment category at the dentist’s office refers to resolving snoring and a serious medical condition: Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
The rattling, characteristic “snore” is produced when the air vibrates against lax tissues as it flows through the airway during sleep. What happens is tissues in the throat relax during rest. Mostly everyone snores at some point; however, habitual and very loud snoring can be indicative of OSA. Furthermore, even snoring can interfere with your quality of life, as partners and other household members may not be able to get the uninterrupted, restful sleep they need due to your noisy breathing.
Both “primary” snorers and those with “secondary” snoring caused by conditions like apnea may be appropriate candidates for treatment with Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT).
The beauty and ease of oral appliances
Dr. Orro provides a range of oral appliances customized to fit your mouth’s unique contours and specifications. Such a device saves the tooth structure and dental restorations (like crowns) from chronic teeth grinding- and sports-related injuries. Likewise, oral splints, mandibular advancement devices, “snoreguards,” and other oral appliances can adjust the tissues responsible for snoring and OSA.
By moving the mandible or lower jaw forward, the tissues in the throat are repositioned. So, as patients relax, these formerly problematic structures no longer obstruct the airway. OSA sufferers can then breathe without interruption throughout the night. In turn, discreet, non-invasive, and easy-to-care-for oral appliances resolve many complications associated with apnea and prevent serious health consequences.
OAT restores and sustains overall health and well-being by:
- Resolving chronic fatigue
- Preventing the risk of accidents on the job or road (caused by fatigue)
- Relieving chronic headaches, irritability, and other problems symptomatic of OSA
- Preventing hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and other systemic health effects due to oxygen deprivation and the toll untreated sleep apnea takes on internal organs
We are privileged to support the systemic health of individuals of all ages from across our corner of Antelope Valley — Palmdale, Quartz Hill, Rosamond, Antelope Acres, Pearblossom, Leona Valley, and surrounding communities.
Call (661) 943-2938 to schedule an appointment at our office.