Research Boulevard office's Dr. Purvi Pandya offers a special type of sleep dentistry aimed at tackling the effects of sleep apnea through the use of specialized appliances. "Sleep is such an important part of a person's life," says Dr. Pandya, "and I feel like it's our duty as dentists to approach the subject with our patients as part of their healthcare treatment! Dialogue about sleep apnea is amazing and really blowing up right now - we are seeing conversations revolving around the topic more than ever. The more people know about their own health in a variety of ways, the more educated their healthcare decisions become."
What is Sleep Dentistry?
A sleep dentist is a regular dentist who is also an expert in the area of Dental Sleep Medicine. They focus on the use of oral appliance therapy to treat sleep-disordered breathing, including snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).