Millions of people suffer from snoring, and in serious cases, sleep apnea. In a patient with these conditions, the position of the structures of the mouth obstruct air flow during sleep, causing the patient to snore, and at times, to stop breathing for up to a minute or more at a time. The quality of sleep for both the patient and their partner suffers tremendously, and if left untreated, sleep apnea can be very dangerous. Dr. Santiago can help patients with sleep apnea overcome their condition. Treatment may include the use of a customized mouthpiece, which comfortably repositions the structures of the mouth, allowing for clear breathing and uninterrupted sleep. If you suffer from snoring or sleep apnea, ask Dr. Santiago about your treatment options today!
Dr. Santiago is now a qualified Sleep Dentist! This distinction, from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), recognizes and verifies dentists who have a valid state dental license, liability coverage and at least 25 hours of recognized continuing education in dental sleep medicine provided by a non-profit organization or university within the last two years.