Severna Park, MD Sleep Dentists
Drs Amanda McPherson and Yeremi Canizales have a special interest in Dental Sleep Medicine and we have several services to help our sleep patients receive the appropriate treatment. Many Americans suffer from sleep disordered breathing which not only causes snoring and sleep apnea, but has been show to exacerbate the effects of other co-factors such as high blood pressure and COPD. Recent studies have linked patients with sleep apnea to higher risk of cancer and stroke. Patients with a mild form of the disease and/or have a problem complying with other treatments, such as CPAP, can be candidates for dental sleep appliances. These comfortable devices resemble an upper and lower night guard and work by bringing the lower jaw forward so that the airway is widened. For more information regarding Dental Sleep Medicine, contact our office!