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Oral Appliance Therapy

Sleep apnea and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) can decrease your quality of life and cause serious oral health problems.

Oral appliance therapy can protect your teeth and hold your jaws in a position that helps prevent damage and harmful symptoms.

See how Dental Group South, Inc. can create a custom oral appliance to solve a variety of problems.

What Is an Oral Appliance?

An oral appliance is any device that repositions your lower jaw, tongue, and soft palate to keep the airways open as you sleep. At our practice in Stockbridge, GA, we prefer oral appliance therapy over other treatment options due to their comfort and ease of use.

Oral appliances can alleviate the symptoms of different disorders, like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and TMD.

Achieve Improved Sleep Quality THROUGH ORAL APPLIANCE THERAPY

From snoring to sleep apnea, our custom-made appliances can solve a myriad of problems and allow you and your bed partner to sleep better and improve your quality of life. Our dentists can create a custom appliance for you to protect your teeth and have a good night's sleep.

If you're in the greater Atlanta area, and you think you could benefit from oral appliance therapy, we invite you to request an appointment with us by calling our Stockbridge, GA, office:

(770) 474-1431

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2020

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The staff is very friendly and caring. I referred them to my girlfriend and we made an appointment for the same day. She was very happy with the work and the way she was treated. Thank you!

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2021

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Dr.Greene is the best dentist ever. I have been going to him for 25 years. He is more than experienced. He is very kind and understands the patient needs very well. I give him 5 stars.

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The Benefits of Oral Appliance Therapy

Comfortable

The custom oral appliances our GA practice provides are custom-fitted to each patient to ensure their comfort. Many patients get used to wearing the oral appliance within a few weeks and have no trouble sleeping.

Protect Oral Health

Grinding and clenching can lead to serious dental concerns like worn teeth, receding gums, tooth loss, and bone atrophy. Wearing an oral appliance each night is an efficient way to protect your teeth and prevent this widespread damage that can be expensive to fix.

Improved Overall Health

Poor sleep quality can lead to serious health concerns like heart disease, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes. When you're not waking up repeatedly because of your sleep apnea or excessive snoring, your body is able to get the rest it needs to function properly.

Better Quality of Life

Using oral appliance therapy to treat sleep apnea can improve your sleep quality, which contributes to improving your mood and focus during the day. When you're not tired, you can fully enjoy spending time with your loved ones and practicing your hobbies.

The Timeline for Receiving an Oral Appliance FOR OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA

Consultation

During a consultation with Dr. Greene in Stockbridge, GA, you can discuss your symptoms. Dr. Greene may check you for signs of sleep apnea like worn tooth surfaces.

Sleep Test

You can then take a comfortable at-home sleep test that will determine if you have obstructive sleep apnea. The OSA test will monitor your breathing patterns and oxygen levels.

Impressions

If the sleep test determines that you have OSA, one of our dental professionals will take impressions of your teeth.

Send to Lab

Our team will then send your impressions to ProSomnus, a company that provides oral appliance therapy for patients who prefer an alternative to CPAP. ProSomnus will use advanced materials and technology to create your custom appliance.

Follow-up Appointment

During your follow-up appointment in Stockbridge, GA, Dr. Greene will make any necessary adjustments to your appliance, ensuring optimal function and comfort.

We Provide Herbst Oral Appliances to Medicare Patients

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Medicare covers oral appliance therapy for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. If you're on Medicare, our Stockbridge, GA, dental practice can provide you with a Herbst-style oral appliance from ProSomnus. This FDA-cleared option is durable, comfortable, and easy to use.

What Else Can an Oral Appliance Treat?

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Bruxism

Bruxism, or grinding and clenching, can wear down your tooth enamel and cause cracks and fractures. Though it can be difficult to correct these actions while you sleep, our dentists can create an appliance that acts as a shield to protect your teeth from friction.

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Snoring

Snoring can be a symptom of OSA, but not everyone who snores has sleep apnea. Snoring occurs when the throat muscles relax too much, causing them to vibrate when air moves through the. Snoring can disturb your family, your bed partner, and yourself. An oral appliance created with the help of our dentists in Stockbridge, GA, can hold your jaws in a position that keeps the airways open, reducing the muscle vibrations.

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TMJ Disorder

If you have a TMJ disorder, you may notice symptoms such as lockjaw, earaches, and difficulty opening your mouth. Fortunately, an oral appliance can alleviate the pain and symptoms associated with this disorder by bringing your jaws into alignment as you sleep and reducing the pressure on your TMJ.

Preventing Cosmetic Concerns WITH ORAL APPLIANCE THERAPY

Grinding and clenching teeth can wear down your enamel over time. Not only can this result in pain and sensitivity, but it can also have a negative effect on the appearance of your smile. Patients who have bruxism may have short teeth and, in severe cases, tooth loss. If you've noticed any of the warning signs of bruxism, we recommend wearing an oral appliance to prevent these cosmetic and functional concerns from developing.

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2020

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I've moved to the are a few years ago and kept my dentist in north ATL as I couldn't find any good dentist here. But now after giving it a shot with Dr. Green - best experience ever!! Love the professionalism and personal approach. Lori did a great job with such a gentle yet thorough cleaning. We'll be sure to be back

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Edward Schuppe

2019

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Dr. Greene is awesome. He is much more than a dentist. He is a trusted friend. He sat and talked with me about my upcoming retirement. He assessed my mouth sore and gave me what I needed to get a good night's sleep again. Great visit. Great people. Thank you to Allison for her help over the phone and getting me in within 24 hours.

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Dental Group South

Dr. Vernon Greene and the team at Dental Group South have been serving Stockbridge and the greater Atlanta area for over 40 years. We can provide personalized dental treatment for your entire family. Our services include:

For more information about our practice or to schedule an appointment, reach out to us online or call (770) 474-1431.

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