Sleep Problems

Welcome to the website of the only full time sleep dentist in northern New Mexico, who is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.

We hope you find what you need on our site. Our goal is to help you find the information necessary for you to make the correct decisions about your sleep apnea or snoring problem.

If you, or those within hearing distance while you sleep, have been suffering with your snoring, or you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and cannot use CPAP, you will probably find the information and the help you need right here. Use the links to learn more.
Sleep Breathing Topics:
Sleep Breathing Problems

Welcome to the website of the only full time sleep dentist in northern New Mexico, who is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.

The sleep breathing problems that are treated by dentists are snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. The treatment is known as Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) and uses dental splints to open the upper airway.

If you, or those within hearing distance while you sleep, have been suffering with your snoring, or you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and cannot use CPAP, use the links on this page to learn more.

  Sleep Breathing Links:
  
  Snoring
       What is snoring?
       How is snoring treated?
       Can we help everyone?
       Is snoring insured?

  Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
       What is OSA?
       How is OSA Treated?
       Can we help everyone?
       MATRx Plus Testing
       Insurance for OSA
What is Sleep Disordered Breathing?

It is a spectrum of breathing problems that only happen while we are asleep. The sprectrum ranges from mild snoring to severe obstructive sleep apnea, which are caused by collapse of the breathing tube behind the tongue. This tube is known as the pharyngeal airway, and remains open while awake. It remains open while sleeping in most people, and collapses when sleeping in some people. The pharyngeal airway can collapse differently in different people, and to different degrees at different times in any individual.

There are also sleep breathing disorders which are not caused by airway collapse. They are less common, and are not discussed here.
If you are not sure you want to make an appointment, we will be delighted to help you decide by answering any questions you may have.

Call or Text us: 505-474-4644

Jaw Pain & Sleep Apnea Center
2019 Galisteo St., Bldg. J2
Santa Fe, NM 87505
fax 877-748-9620
office@jawpainandsleepapnea.com