Sleep Dentistry Specialist

K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group -  - Cosmetic Dentistry

K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group

Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics located in Washington, DC & Gaithersburg, MD

Nearly 70 million Americans have ongoing sleep disorders. That includes about 18 million with sleep apnea. Luckily, the team at K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group specializes in sleep dentistry, the practice of diagnosing and treating oral health-related sleeping disorders. Located in Washington, D.C., and Gaithersburg, Maryland, the expert dental team assesses your symptoms and offers effective, individualized treatments. If you have trouble sleeping, don’t hesitate to call or set up an appointment online today.

Sleep Dentistry Q & A

What is sleep dentistry? 

You may not think about dentists as being the first line of defense when it comes to sleep problems, but you should. The team at K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group excels in the field of sleep dentistry, the branch of oral health care focused on combating sleep-related issues such as snoring and sleep apnea. You shouldn’t have to wait for weeks to have dental restorations such as crowns and bridges produced in a laboratory. At K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group in Washington, D.C., and Gaithersburg, Maryland, there’s no waiting. The team uses CEREC® technology to create beautiful, custom-made restorations practically on the spot. So why wait to come in and see for yourself? Call K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group or book an appointment online today. 

Certain oral health care problems, such as the relaxing of muscles and soft tissues in the throat and mouth, are the root cause of sleeping problems. Without a good night’s rest, being productive at school or work is nearly impossible. 

If you have trouble sleeping, it’s time to turn to the experts in the field of sleep dentistry. 

How does sleep dentistry work? 

First, you come into the office and meet with the team at K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group. They’ll provide you with a thorough, detailed evaluation to better understand the problem. This evaluation includes questions about your sleeping habits, a discussion about your symptoms, and an assessment of your lifestyle habits. 

Based on this evaluation, the team may recommend further testing or meeting with a sleep specialist. In most cases, they can use this information to help determine the root cause of your sleeping problem. 

What types of sleep treatments are available? 

The type of treatment you need to help improve your sleeping depends on your symptoms and diagnosis. In many cases, an oral appliance worn at night is the best course of action.

At K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group, the team often prescribes the use of a mandibular advancement device (MAD) to help you get a better night's sleep. The MAD is specially designed to keep your lower jaw, or mandible, in a forward position. This widens your airway passage, helps you breathe better at night, and limits loud snoring that wakes you up. 

Other custom-made oral devices the team provides stop your tongue from falling back over your windpipe. Your dentist fits these special appliances to treat your individual condition. 

In addition to targeted treatments, such as oral appliances, the team may also recommend certain lifestyle modifications to improve your condition. These include more exercise, better nutrition, and quitting smoking. 

To learn more about sleep dentistry, call the office or book an appointment online today and meet with one of K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group’s skilled team members.