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Having Trouble With Snoring?

Sleep Apnea
Ninety percent of Sleep Apnea patients are unaware they have a problem. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) usually starts out as snoring, where the air going to the lungs is blocked. If the air going to your lungs becomes completely blocked for 10 seconds or more, that an Apnea event. If you have more than five events in an hour, that is Sleep Apnea. Some people stop breathing up to 100 times per hour. This leads to a lack of adequate sleep which in turns leads to other serious health issues including:

Weight Gain, Lack of Concentration, Depression, Teeth Grinding & Clenching, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Heart Disease.

In the past you would have to have a hospital sleep study that required an overnight stay and could be rather expensive. If you were diagnosed with sleep apnea, then you would more than likely be prescribed a CPAP machine to use. This machine basically forces air into your throat and requires wearing a bulky headpiece and you are tethered to a machine. Medicare studies showed that 50% of the patients returned the machines in 90 days and of those who kept them, only about 50% used them successfully.

New developments have lead to portable instruments that will allow you to do an at home sleep study in two nights for about 10% the cost of the hospital study. These tests are administered by a sleep specialist physician, who then interprets the results and makes recommendations to us for treatment. As dentists we can make oral appliances that hold the jaw open and in a slightly forward position which opens the airway and allows for better breathing. If a CPAP machine is indicated the service can provide one.

Even if your problem is only severe snoring which drives your spouse out of the room, these appliances may help you. Most of these procedures are covered under your medical insurance plans to make it more affordable to you.

Craig C. Callen, D.D.S. & Associates

Welcome! We would love to have you join our practice and look forward to meeting you and your family.

The services we provide are based on the philosophy that dental health is an essential part of your overall health and well-being. Helping you to achieve the best possible dental health, along with giving you the opportunity to improve your smile if you wish is our goal.

Our caring staff and comfortable facility will help to make your visit as pleasant of an experience as possible. Help yourself to a cold drink or a cup of coffee at our refreshment center. Drs. Callen, Snipes believe strongly in continuing education and take countless hours of study every year to stay current with the latest in technologies, materials and techniques.

The New Patient Examination appointment is designed to gather information to better serve your dental health needs. You will have the opportunity to discuss your dental concerns with our staff and doctor(s). We will review your dental and medical history, perform a thorough examination, including an oral cancer examination. We will use the latest technology to assist us in this examination process including the intra-oral TV camera that will enlarge things 30 times to help us detect small problems early. All doctors also wear specially designed magnification lenses that enlarge their view of the teeth for a better diagnosis. We use a computerized digital X-ray system that will allow us to take X-rays with the computer at a 90% reduction in radiation over traditional X-Ray films. Our computerized patient education system will further help you to understand any treatment recommendations we may make.

We offer all phases of dental treatment from Esthetic Dentures, Beautiful Smile Makeovers, to the treatment and prevention of gum disease. Most adults lose their teeth from gum disease and gum disease has been linked to medical conditions such as heart disease and stroke. If you have trouble sleeping and are a heavy snorer, we offer a variety of treatments to help. Should you have sleep apnea and have tried to wear a CPAP machine unsuccessfully, we have treatments to help you.

Our knowledgeable staff will assist you with various financial options for treatment including interest free financing plans. Ask about our limited warranty program for your restorations. We accept Care Credit, Visa, Discover, American Express and MasterCard.

We thank you for choosing our office and look forward to your first visit!

Sincerely,

Dr's. Callen, Snipes, and Nichols (retired)

 

 

 

We are convenient to Ashland, Bucyrus, Crestline, Fredricktown,Galion, Lexington, Loudenville,Lucas, Marion, Mount Vernon,Ontario, Plymouth, Willard Perrysville,Shiloh,and Shelby. We treat sleep apnea, snoring, sleep dentistry, implants, implant restorations, mini implants