IF YOU CAN’T WEAR A CPAP – WE CAN HELP!

Dentistry is not just limited to the cleaning and care of teeth. Dr. Spink practices what is known as “complete dentistry”, considering the patient as a whole to treat underlying problems and conditions associated with the mouth, teeth, and TMJ. Dental sleep medicine is concentration of Dr. Spink, who is a member of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM).

Using oral appliances, we are able to treat sleep related breathing disorders in our Vestavia Hills, AL dentist office including snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

While snoring alone is not a major medical concern, it may be an indication of a more serious condition called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Snoring occurs when the soft tissue structures of the upper airway collapse and vibrate during sleep, producing the sound known as snoring. The prevalence of sleep apnea increases with age and it is estimated that as many as 50% of elderly men and women suffer from the disorder.

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