Over the years, the number of people seeking treatment for a sleep disorder has grown tremendously as awareness of sleep disorders has become mainstream. The fact that people are seeking to get a good night’s sleep, the population is getting older, and television commercials tout drugs for insomnia and restless leg syndrome, has led to more referrals to medical and dental facilities who have the ability to treat sleep disorders and, at the same time, those treatments have improved tremendously.
The problem is, and has been, that sleep disorders come in many forms. The physical and mental impact that a sleep disorder has on an individual is all-consuming. Furthermore, a sleep disorder doesn’t only affect the person who has it. Sleep disorders affect his or her family as well. A sleep disorder has a negative impact on a person’s well-being, their relationships, as well as their physical health. When children suffer from a sleep disorder, they can have a hard time learning in school. They can suffer from bed wetting and ear infections. Sometimes, these children are diagnosed wrongly as suffering from ADHD. The good news is that there are sleep disorder treatments for children, including possible removal of tonsils and adenoids, allergy treatments or being fitted by a dentist for palatal expansion that can improve airway space or orthopedic appliances for directing proper jaw growth.
The cost of untreated sleep apnea and other sleep disorders can be staggering to individuals, insurance companies, government and private disability insurers, and the health care system. For example, employees with sleep disorders are 6 times more likely to have absenteeism from work, not to mention the cost of the healthcare they need. It is estimated that the cost to society is nearly 150 billion dollars per year. The way to lower the cost is to treat the sleep disorder itself rather than wait for the negative consequences of having a sleep disorder develop. This is the reason why our doctors, Roberto and Enrico DiVito, their staff, and their dental sleep center at the Arizona Center for Laser Dentistry have become involved in delivering effective sleep disorder treatments, including non-painful laser treatments of the throat and soft palate, to relieve breathing restrictions.
At the Arizona Center for Laser Dentistry and their Scottsdale Sleep Solutions, we know how to focus on our patients with love and attention. From our sleep testing to sleep disorder treatments, our staff knows how to make you feel right at home. We recognize that each patient is unique, so we get to know your individual needs in order to provide you with the one-on- one attention you deserve. Our staff has many years of experience in dental sleep medicine, so we know that offering a safe and comfortable environment for you is our number one concern.
Our philosophy is grounded in the belief that all patients deserve to be treated with caring knowledge and respect. Additionally, we understand that for some people, it is hard to admit and possibly embarrassing to tell others they have a snoring problem or sleep disorder and to seek treatment for it. It may be so serious that you spouse has moved out of your bedroom. This is why we try to make your experience with us as personable as possible. We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver state of the art care. Our dedicated doctors and staff continually participate in continuing education to keep up to date on the latest advances in sleep disorders science and care. It is our aim to remain the premier provider of sleep disorder dental solutions for the Scottsdale area.
With our sleep disorder treatments, our goal is to transform your sleepless nights or sleepy days into nights where you can have the “sleep of your dreams.” If you have a bed partner, we know how important it is for them to get a good night’s sleep as well. While we cannot guarantee that you will not snore, many of our patients have told us that their bed partner is reporting better rest and also dreaming again for the first time in many years. This is why we make sure the sleep disorder solutions we provide you is the most effective for your situation.
If you have a question about your sleep issues or have a CPAP that is not working, give us a call for a professional consultation. Call 480-990-1905