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Visit Your Dentist for Help with Sleep Apnea

From the Show: Staying Well
Summary: Have you ever consulted a dentist about treatments for sleep apnea and snoring? It's time to start sleeping more soundly.
Air Date: 11/5/12
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. B. Gail Demko, DMD
Dr. Demko Headshot Dr. B. Gail Demko, DMD is president of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and is certified by the American Board of Dental Sleep Apnea. She serves as the expert advisor to the Food and Drug Administration in the field of oral appliance therapy for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. Her practice, Sleep Apnea Dentists of New England, is located in Weston, MA.
Visit Your Dentist for Help with Sleep Apnea
As many as 18 million people suffer from sleep apnea. Dr. B. Gail Demko, DMD, president of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine says that, "dental sleep medicine focuses on managing sleep-disordered breathing like snoring and obstructive sleep apnea using oral appliance therapy – a relatively unknown but very effective treatment option."

Dr. Demko explains the options for dental sleep medicine and the health effects if sleep apnea goes untreated.

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