Not only can snoring interrupt the sleep of loved ones, but it can be, and often is, a sign of a serious sleep disorder. Getting to the root of the problem could dramatically improve the quality of your sleep, your health, and your bed partner’s happiness!
If you are referred to our office for “snoring only” we will ensure you are screened for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) if this has not already been done. We don’t want to create a “silent problem” by potentially masking the symptoms of a severe medical condition.
Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) provides patients with a well-needed solution. The most non-invasive treatment option is a custom oral appliance. We hope to be a resource to people looking for answers to their snoring problems in Savannah and surrounding areas using our unique comprehensive approach to dental sleep medicine. Our goal is to help you achieve quiet restful sleep to improve your overall health and the quality of your life.
To begin your treatment, Dr. Smith will listen carefully to your concerns, thoroughly evaluate your situation and educate you about your problem and the possible solutions. We will then use a series of test, radiographs and an exam to make you a customized treatment plan. After taking intraoral scans of your mouth our lab will begin making your appliance.
When you get your appliance and treatment begins,
your treatment is completed in 4 stages.
If you are never comfortable in the appliance, and you cannot wear it, then it will never matter how effective it is.
We are here to listen to you and your condition is individual to you. Based off how you are feeling and communication we will begin to adjust your appliance to make it effective.
This is the point at which we will use medical testing to verify how well the appliance is working or if further titrations or adjustments are needed.
We want to follow up with you and ensure the appliances effectiveness and comfort continues over time.
Why See Us?
When researching information about which doctor is right for you, look to our website for what it is that we do because what we offer is different. Our primary focus is sleep medicine, so your appointment won’t be worked in between dental filling and crown appointments. This IS what we do. We are successful because Dr. Smith is constantly going to conferences to stay up to date on the latest research and treatment for sleep apnea. We take time to educate, treat, and care for our patients. Your success is our success! Let us help educate you about your sleep condition. Once we understand what’s happening when you sleep, we can truly help you on the path to a healthier future.
Dr. Smith is a Diplomate with the American Board of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines
Have you ever asked… “My child snores; Is that normal?” well, the answer is…
No! It is not normal for a child to snore. If you have a child who snores, please refer to