Sleep Apnea and Snoring Relief

Snoring and sleep apnea are not the same condition

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What Is Snoring?

Snoring is simply the sound that occurs when soft tissues in the mouth and throat vibrate as a person breathes.

Sleep apnea involves complete airway blockage for periods of 10 seconds or longer repeatedly during a sleep session. While snoring is not dangerous, sleep apnea increases a person’s risk of stroke, heart attack, daytime fatigue, irritability, and other issues.

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How we can help

Our trained sleep apnea dentists can assess your nighttime breathing through a home sleep study. You can have the sleep test in your own bed by wearing a small device that fits comfortably over your head, held in place with a headband. This is considered a more accurate assessment of sleep quality than if testing is done in a sleep lab because most people are more comfortable sleeping at home.

Traditionally, a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) appliance is the gold standard for severe sleep apnea treatment. However, many patients do not respond well to CPAP because of a poor fit, claustrophobia or discomfort.

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Non-invasive solution

For these patients and others, a sleeping guard may be recommended. Your dentist can create a custom sleep guard to hold your lower jaw slightly forward, which prevents soft tissues from blocking airflow. Many patients find relief from this non-invasive solution. Your bed partner will thank you!

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About Us

Since 1984, University Dental Professionals has been providing exceptional dental care here in Chicago. Located in Hyde Park, directly across from the Museum of Science and Industry, our location has made it convenient for our patients from throughout Chicagoland and Northern Indiana. Focused on our mission to provide the best dental services possible, our doctors utilize the most advanced state-of-the-art technologies to customize their approach, one patient at a time. As a team, we are committed to collaborating with each other to ensure the best treatment options.

Our very own in office UDP dental plan reflects our philosophical approach to prevention and oral health. With more and more studies showing the systemic effects of poor oral health, our dental plan is 100% based on prevention and maintaining your oral health. The core of our plan is our hygiene recall system and our ongoing educational pursuits keep our hygiene team at the forefront of oral health. Each and every provider participates in our UDP plan, to offer our patients the best in services and reasonable fees without any limitations.

Our experienced doctors are leaders and innovators in dentistry. They are educators, authors and well-respected clinicians highly skilled in Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry, Implant Dentistry, All on 4 ProceduresBotox, Dental Sleep Appliances, Invisalign, and far more. Implementing digital and laser dentistry allows our patients the latest in comfortable and high-quality dentistry.

Value and Trust based…. come see what sets our team apart.

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