Rest Easy With Sleep Apnea Treatment in Lexington, KY
Many dentists offer sleep apnea treatment. For most dentists, though, it’s not a specialty. Dr. Trish Takacs not only has plenty of experience treating sleep apnea, she also has the professional credentials to back it up. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) and has done a mini residency on sleep medicine at Tufts University. In fact, she established the TMJ and Sleep Dentistry Center of Central Kentucky, a facility devoted solely to treatment of sleep apnea and TMJ disorders, right across the street from our Hamburg location.
In addition to our dedicated facility and Dr. Takacs’ expertise, your treatment may include:
- A questionnaire to assess you for sleep apnea symptoms.
- A thorough examination for signs of sleep apnea.
- A sleep test, either with our partner facility or possibly one that can be done in the privacy of your home.
- A custom-made oral appliance that keeps you breathing easily at night so you can rest.
- A CPAP machine for more severe cases of sleep apnea, if needed.
To make an appointment at the TMJ and Sleep Dentistry Center of Central Kentucky, call 859-251-5115 for new patients, or call 859-721-2072 for existing patients. You’ll find the center at 2408 Sir Barton Way, Suite 275, right across from Beaumont Family Dentistry’s Hamburg dental office.
Exchange Your CPAP For a Sleep Apnea Appliance
Until recently, a CPAP machine was the most commonly prescribed treatment for sleep apnea. It delivers a stream of pressurized air through a facial mask to keep your airway open while you sleep. In 2006, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine included oral appliances as a first line of therapy for mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. Since then, studies have repeatedly shown that they are effective.
Dr. Takacs can create a custom-made oral appliance that you wear much like a mouthguard while you sleep. It gently shifts your jaw into a position that keeps your airway open. Oral appliances are also used to control snoring. Many people find sleep appliances more convenient and comfortable than a CPAP.