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All that is good begins with a Good Night Sleep!

Millions of Americans suffer daily from fatigue due to Obstructive Sleep Apnea and other sleep-related breathing disorders.  Obstructive Sleep Apnea causes normal breathing to be disrupted during sleep which results in serious concerns such as poor sleep quality, cardiovascular disorders, cognitive problems, and excessive daytime sleepiness.

Our practice is dedicated to facilitating treatment with oral appliance therapy for those patients suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  In collaborating with local board certified sleep physicians, we can aid in sleep apnea therapy by offering additional treatment options to the traditional CPAP machine and surgeries.  Dentists can play a significant role in both diagnosed and undiagnosed sleep apnea patients as we regularly examine the oral structures and tissues of the upper airway.

We are proud to announce Dr. Erik has recently become an American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) Diplomate. He attended a training at Tufts University for Dental Sleep Medicine and annually attends the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) meeting. He has vastly increased his knowledge in the field of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and oral appliance therapy (OAT) to better treat his patients. Click here for more information. 

 

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We genuinely hope this site is helpful to you in learning more about obstructive sleep apnea and the role dentistry plays for diagnosed patients.

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Appliance Therapy is covered by most medical insurances as well as Medicare.  We are now a certified and participating Medicare provider.  

  


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Sleep apnea is a potentially life-threatening sleep disorder characterized by repeated pauses in breathing during sleep.  The term sleep apnea is derived from the Greek etymology meaning “without breath”.  Breathing pauses can last anywhere from several seconds to minutes, and happen as often as 30 times or more per hour.  Ongoing disrupted breathing causes an imbalance between the carbon dioxide and oxygen levels in the bloodstream, as not enough carbon dioxide is exiting and not enough oxygen is entering the body. Sensing this imbalance,...

Are you excessively tired during your day?  Do you wake up often gasping for breath or with a choking feeling?  Does your bed partner compain that you snore loudly or stop breathing in your sleep?  If so, you may have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).  Prevalance of OSA is very high at about 18 million Americans with the diagnosed condition.  Many of these individuals are untreated and even more are undiagnosed.  Sleep apnea is noted to be more common in men than women and progressively worsens with age and increasing weight.Sleep apnea is a...

Sleep apnea is a serious, sometimes fatal medical disorder that affects around 10% of American men over the age of 40, and 6% of American women of the same age.  Sleep apnea sufferers completely stop breathing during sleep, sometimes hundreds of times in a single night.  Normal breathing ceases because the airway becomes obstructed, causing a serious reduction of airflow to the lungs. There are a number of dental devices that can be used to alleviate this condition. The goal of most of these devices is to separate the jaws and push them...

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Sleep Well Dentistry

Santa Barbara Sleep Apnea Dentist, Dr. Erik Wipf is dedicated to Sleep Apnea Dentistry providing Sleep Apnea Appliances, treatments for snoring, sleep deprivation and more.


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