Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is not just snoring or feeling tired during the day – it’s a serious sleep disorder that occurs when you stop breathing or your breathing is interrupted during sleep, decreasing your oxygen levels and alerting the brain to wake you up. If you snore loudly and feel tired even after a full night’s sleep, you might have sleep apnea.

Although sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder, it is treatable and very common — it affects more than 5.4 million Canadian adults. If you think you might have sleep apnea, see your doctor. Treatment can ease your symptoms and might help prevent heart problems and other complications. If you aren’t sure about what services you need please contact us and we will work together to determine a treatment plan unique to your needs.

How we can help?

At Vic West Dentistry we are able to provide one of the smallest, lightest and most durable sleep appliances on the market. The Panthera D-SAD (Digital Sleep Apnea Device) is a dental appliance that provides effective treatment for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.

When worn at night, the D-SAD positions the lower jaw in a forward position, relieving snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea conditions.

Who is it for?

Anyone diagnosed with Sleep Apnea for the treatment of snoring, mild to moderate sleep apnea, and for patients with severe sleep apnea who cannot tolerate the CPAP treatment.

How it’s Made

The D-SAD is custom designed on a computer from optically scanned information, then 3D printed using the latest technology and materials. This means your device is designed specifically for you! You will receive a perfectly adapted device, unlike hand-crafted appliances. Our procedure provides more predictability for a completely customized device.

It is made from biocompatible polyamide medical grade nylon and does not contain BPA, phthalate, or resin.

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