Dentists are known for everything having to do with teeth. So, what does a dentist have to do with a sleep disorder? Sleep apnea causes you stop breathing for 10 to 30 seconds, several times a night while you sleep. And there are dental devices available which can help you to breathe easier.
The most common form is obstructive sleep apnea, which occurs when your windpipe is blocked while sleeping. The blockage can be from your uvula, tonsils, tongue, throat tissue, or even by the muscles in your throat.
A more rare form of sleep apnea is caused by a disruption of your central nervous system – the signals from your brain that control your breathing don't reach the appropriate places.
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I had been with another dental office, but saw Dr. Barsoum's office for a specialty (Endo). My first interaction was with Dr. Barsoum; let me tell you.. this man is very kind, caring, and so professional! I really like how he goes over and beyond for the patient experience. Dr. Edalat is also a class act. He is so gentle with his hands. He performed a root canal on me.. I promise you, I felt nothing, and I even went to work that same night for 12 hours with no pain meds or issues. I also liked how Dr. Barsoum PERSONALLY calls you, the patient, the evening of your visit to see how every thing went, to see if you have any concerns or are in pain. That says a lot! Most doctors don't care what happens to you after you leave their office, but Dr. Barsoum does, and I highly respect him for that. I recommend Dr. Barsoum and Dr. Edalat for all of your dental needs. These doctors are amazing!
"The staff are wonderful and friendly. Dr. Barsoum is the most caring Dentist I have ever met. I went in for two fillings and a root canal. I was expecting it to be very painful, but to my surprise it was not. Dr. Barsoum took really good care of me when I was there, and he even makes "checkup" call to make sure I'm doing fine. Overall, my experience there was just WONDERFUL!"
I had to have a root canal re-done that another dentist did incorrectly. Dr. Edalat made sure I was comfortable at all times. He was done before I knew it and didn't feel any pain at all. The entire staff are wonderful.
Your doctor can diagnosis sleep apnea, and refer you for treatment. At Barsoum Dental Care, we proudly treat patients from all walks of life. We work with most PPO insurance plans for our services and happily accept cash, checks and credit cards from patients without dental insurance. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do to help you overcome your sleep apnea.