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Are you always tired? There are many reasons for a lack of energy, but if you sleep eight hours a night, you should have energy during the day. It may be time to look at the quality of your sleep.
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
OSA is the most common form of the sleep disorder that affects millions of Americans. When the soft tissues at the back of the throat collapse, the airway is blocked for at least 10 seconds, resulting in OSA. Individuals may make choking noises or wake up shortly, gasping for air multiple times every hour. They may not remember waking up to breathe.
What Sleep Apnea Symptoms Should I Watch For?
If you or a loved one is experiencing the following symptoms, see you physician or a sleep doctor:
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Difficulty concentrating
- Loud snoring
- Pounding morning headaches
- Waking up with a sore throat
Ignoring OSA symptoms can lead to serious health problems. Even untreated moderate OSA gives you a three tines greater risk of having a stroke.
What Would Put Me at Risk for OSA?
Certain people are more at risk for developing OSA. Sleep apnea causes include:
- Excess weight
- Being over 40
- Having a large neck size
- Having a family history of OSA
- Excessive alcohol use
- Using sedatives
What is the Best Sleep Apnea Treatment?
You cannot start treatment without a diagnosis from a doctor and an overnight sleep test. The test determines whether you have mild, moderate or severe OSA.
There is no one best treatment for everyone. Individuals with mild OSA can diet and sleep on their side; this may be enough to alleviate the symptoms. Oral appliances can help individuals with mild and moderate OSA. A sleep physician may recommend a CPAP machine as an OSA treatment as well. You would have to get used to wearing a mask at night with a CPAP machine. Surgery is also an option for people with severe OSA who cannot find any other treatment that works. Surgery does not always provide a permanent solution though, the OSA can return. Call our office if you are looking for an oral appliance for sleep apnea in South Bend.
Dental Appliance for Sleep Apnea
What Does a Sleep Apnea Mouth Guard Do?
A sleep apnea mouthpiece will prevent your airway from becoming blocked by holding your tongue in place or pushing your mandible (lower jaw) forward. Some mouth guards do both. The custom mouth guard fits over your teeth, just like a retainer. Many patients say that it is easy to get used to after a few days. An OSA mouth guard will need adjustments to ensure that it is comfortable.
What Is the Price for an Oral Appliance for Sleep Apnea?
The prices for oral appliances vary; our dentist would have to look at your diagnosis and examine your mouth before quoting a price. Treating OSA with an oral appliance is typically less expensive than buying a CPAP machine and a mask. Additionally, you don’t use electricity with an oral appliance, so you will save money on your utility bill.
Will Oral Appliance Therapy Treatment Work for Me?
If you get a mouth guard for sleep apnea in South Bend, it will most likely improve your sleep quality. Our dentist can adjust the appliance as need. As part of OAT, you should schedule another sleep study to determine the extent of your improvement.
Will My Medical Insurance Pay for OSA Treatment?
You should always check your policy before beginning treatment for sleep apnea in South Bend. The majority of medical insurance companies do cover OSA treatment; however, you may need to visit your primary care provider before visiting a sleep specialist.
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Dr Lauren was the best with my special needs daughter. The team was great. Made all the accommodations she needed to get her teeth taken care of. Thank you so much and we will be back
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This convenient and clean facility is staffed with courteous and professional people, who seem genuinely concerned with the patients. Jessica in particular was very helpful.
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We have been with The Dental Center for about 6 years now and have never been let down with the quality of service and knowledge. Thank you!
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Great place! Love the employees!
Really nice staff and they did great work!! Dr Kaiser (not sure on spelling) extracted two of my son’s teeth without my son making a peep!!!
Great experience for our grandson. He goes back and has never complained about anything. We also took our 3 son’s there.
Love having my teeth cleaned by Deanna! She takes her time and is so personable!
The staff is very friendly. I always have a good experience when I go there.
Dr.Reed was so patient and caring while pulling my 3yr sons tooth along with her two assistants they talk to him and made sure he was relaxed and calmed him when he was anxious. I couldn’t have asked for a better staff
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After screening many other pediatric dentists, I found The Dental Center of Goshen. Their customer service was exceptional and they were thorough, kind and professional during my daughter’s visit.
Jan 2018. Great staff here at the Granger office. Cheryl is an excellent hygienist. My wife and I have been coming here for a few years. Beautiful reception area to relax before your appointment.
Every thing went smoothly and (my teeth) had improved from the last time I was there. Can’t ask for more…..
Prompt, courteous service. Everyone is personable.
The care and customer service here are top-notch. My hygienist, Heather, is careful, detailed, and thorough. She explains what she is doing every step of the way. I would recommend the Dental Center to anyone looking for a dental service center.
Great and friendly service.
EVERYONE was friendly and so kind. They made my family and I feel special and like we have been going there forever not just for the first time.
My family and I just recently moved to this area. We were pleasantly surprised to find such a wonderful and caring staff. EVERYONE from the receptionist to the dentist to everyone in between were friendly, kind and took the time to listen to our questions and fears. We left happy and thankful to be in such good hands!
The staff are VERY nice and there was a TV in the room.
Terry is very thorough and friendly and makes the experience very pleasant.
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Very good with children. Very thorough with exams and questions. Enjoyable experience.
Excellent customer service from the entire LaSalle Dental Center staff!!
Fast Service and friendly people…
Location, staff is nice and dentist is thorough.
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Dr. Cochran is so great at what he does and the staff are all friendly and knowledgeable. They made going in for fillings so much better than I could have thought possible. Nice to see people who enjoy what they do and genuinely care about making you as comfortable as possible. Also my fillings are exactly the same shape as my own teeth so my bite didn’t change! Thank you, thank you, thank y…
Great service from dental assistant & dentist
Professionalism manner of the staff, dentist was very knowledgable and have a good sense of humor.
Very professional staff.
I am terrified of the dentist and dread going and the entire staff were gentle and upbeat and kept me at ease. I have no nerves about returning for my next routine cleaning.
Ease of appt and staff are great!
I would recommend this office to anyone. From the girls in the front all the way back…they are professional, caring, and amazing.
Everyone we came into contact with were very pleasant and friendly. I was very relaxed in Your environment and felt welcomed from the start to finish
Freindly and caring staff and dentist. They explain everything they are doing. They make sure you like their work before you leave.
Great staff and very good with kids.
Everyone is very friendly and knowledgeable. My whole family now goes here.
The hygienist, Julie is very nice and made me feel very comfortable.
Two of my children had work done. The staff was AMAZING!! They were very kind, patient, professional and they answered every question I had and also kept my children informed about what they were doing to them. I would recommend this dental office for anyone, especially for kids.
Wonderful staff, got me in fast.
We love the staff at this dental clinic, always professional and kind.
Amazing, friendly, patient, funny, professional, informative staff. They were wonderful to my children.
Always a friendly staff
The staff is great at their job. I trust them and know my time, comfort and level of understanding is a priority. I have never waited more than a few minutes for my appointment. The work is high quality.
The staff was incredible. My whole experience was more than I could have ever expected. Amber is amazing at her job. Thanks for everything you guys do!
Very friendly staff. Efficient. Clean
I hadn’t been to the dentist in at least 3 years, and I was very self conscious of my teeth. I was scared going to the dentist because of what they would say, and make me feel bad for letting my teeth get so bad, but it was the exact opposite. Everyone was so kind and set up a treatment plan based on what I wanted to get done, I wasn’t pressured into anything I didn’t want done. The dental h…
Friendly, thorough, and competent service/treatment
The staff has always been curteous and professional. Also they explain everything so you have no surprises.
Doctor was very friendly,explained everything,staff was also very friendly!
The dental assistant and the dentist are both so great with my son. He’s 3 1/2 and has been going to them since he was 1 and he loves going to the dentist.
Service is great.
The gentle care given and the wonderful people that work there.
Love the dentist she is very personable and considerate. Great outgoing personality. (Female dentist not the male)
Cause i love the effectiveness that yall give every patient and nothing is rushed and everyone recieve the amount of attention needed
Friendly and thorough service.
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So polite & friendly !
Everyone was very nice. I liked how my options were explained to me and then received a statement that clearly indicates the financial responsibility of each procedure.
Friendly staff and they cared about my dental needs.
Because the office has taken care of me
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Today my son had unexpected extraction’s, due to infection. Dr. Jess, and another woman I can’t remember her name, dark hair, made a super traumatic event so much easier. My son was Waylon, and I was the mom crying in the corner and holding his feet. You guys were all so sweet and got a tough job done! I loved dr. Jess absolutely so patient and thorough! I was so relieved when it was d…
My experience was wonderful! Dr & staff were very friendly & put me right at ease
Today my son had unexpected extraction’s, due to infection. Dr. Jess, and another woman I can’t remember her name, dark hair, made a super traumatic event so much easier. My son was Waylon, and I was the mom crying in the corner and holding his feet. You guys were all so sweet and got a tough job done! I loved dr. Jess absolutely so patient and thorough!
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Dr was amazing
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Very friendly people! Fantastic service!
Very friendly and did excellent with my son.
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Everyone was so polite and so good with my kids.
Fast, friendly, affordable
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I’m pleased with the results of Miles braces
Great care this appointment
Organized and friendly..
I love the great treatment you get from everybody
Exceptional service by Cheryl
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I have been coming to The Dental Center for years. My visits have always left me feeling better than when I came in. The staff is so friendly and upbeat. I have always received the best of care.
I’ve always had great experiences with the hygienists and Very happy with the work dr metzler does…. They all seem to genuinely care about the patient.
I found the care to be of the highest quality, both in terms of dental care and attentiveness to patient care. Notably, Sam. who was my primary dental assistant, was especially outstanding in all respects, but all care was great.
Best service at affordable price
Very nice service
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Did very well at getting my daughter to get to know you better before you just took her to do her teeth
friendly and efficient attention
It was a great experience.
I love the employees always nice and pleasant.
Everyone is fantastic!
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Friendliness, thorough, and on time
always kind , care for my children as if there own great group of women .
Friendly employees and it’s clean atmosphere.
Your team is wonderful with Dr. Cochran, Amber, Stacy, Melody and everyone to make a great experience!
Everyone was so nice especially my Hygienist.
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Everyone is always so friendly. They always do a great job.
Very professional and time efficient. Boys were both comfortable.
This was my second visit to the dental center in Goshen they are wonderful. My first visit was a cleaning. My second was to put my crown back on after it came off. They are awesome thank you so much for the great and fast service.
The hygienist was very good. I had very little pain after my 6 month cleaning.
Friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable
Awesome people, I have had the best experience with my dental care.
My experience at the Granger Dental Center was amazing! Megan Yeager was my hygeinist and she was very knowledgeable, polite, professional, and helpful with how I can improve my dental health.
Excellent staff with personality plus.
The technician, Julie, did a really good job cleaning my teeth and taking a few x-rays. The dentist, Dr. Cochran, was very pleasant and reassuring. Good job all around. Thanks.
Everyone in the office is very personable!! Everyone smiled and talked with such ease and with a caring nature. The dentist was honest and gave me options for care. My appointment was at 9:15 and they took me back at that time. Very prompt with your appointments.
Your office staff was friendly and helpful. I was treated like a valued guest in your office.
They were great with my daughter
Friendly, on-time service.
Everyone was extremely friendly and professional, making the experience more than pleasant!
You treat your clients with the upmost respect and understanding to there needs.
Dr Carrol was the best oral surgeon i have ever seen. I asked him to be gentle when giving the numbing shot and was very gentle when extracting the tooth. I have had little to no pain afterwards. No swelling. He made having my tooth pulled a low key simple non traumatic experience.
My first visit was yesterday and my hygienist was great and even though the dentist only came to see me briefly, he was also very nice! I feel I was treated well and I will continue going back for all of my dental needs!
Deanna is very thorough and does an excellent job explaining the work being performed. The hygienist that shares work space with Deanna has cleaned my teeth in the past and is great as well.
Quality of care. Reasonable charges.
The hygienist and denist are always very nice and understanding. Great experience for my special needs daughter and me.
Great people. Everyone was so friendly. And great price. It was a good experience all around.
I had excellent service here. The staff was super nice and helpful. Also, they did an excellent job on my teeth!
I always have good service and it is very easy to make an appointment. There is always just a short wait and they are very efficient!
The dental assistant really cares about your dental health. She is excellent.
The hygienist was gentle and thorough
Very friendly went out of their way to help
So far the customer service is excellent. The dentist was professional. Scheduling an appointment was easy.
My dad and I love it here!! They were really good with him during his appointment to get an extraction and are all about saving teeth. Marci, the assistant and Dr. Keiser are amazing and we both have appointments to go back soon!
Dr Douglas is fantastic! He makes sure to take the time to get your dental work done precisely. Each time I go, I feel like I’m his only patient there. I feel comfortable in there care. They provide you with options instead of making decisions for you. He always makes sure you’re not in any pain. The office is clean and in a newly built building. I’ve moved my son and husband to…