Southern Arizona Sleep Solutions
We have the solutions for your sleeping, snoring, and CPAP problems
Tired of Being Tired?
Obstructive sleep apnea, the most common type, is caused by a blockage of the airway, usually when the soft tissue in the back of the throat collapses. … Because you partially wake up when your breathing pauses, your sleep is interrupted, and you often feel tired and irritable the next day.
Hate Your CPAP?
Sleep apnea is a common condition that occurs when a person stops breathing during sleep. Most people are instructed by their physicians to use a CPAP to help them breathe. However, about half the people who are supposed to use a CPAP are unable to tolerate the device and stop using it within just one week.
In most cases, patients can instead use a comfortable and affordable oral appliance. This appliance looks like a retainer and is only worn while sleeping. Most patients who use the appliance report sleeping better, feeling more rested, no longer snoring and getting up less frequently at night. Oral appliance therapy has been recognized and recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine as a successful method for treatment of sleep apnea since 2006.
Sick of Your Partner Snoring?
An oral appliance supports the jaw in a forward position to help maintain an open upper airway. Research shows that oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment because they reduce airway turbulence and stop snoring.
It is estimated that 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, with 80 percent of the cases of moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnea undiagnosed. When left untreated can lead to high blood pressure, chronic heart failure, atrial fibrillation, stroke, and other cardiovascular problems
You are not alone and we have the solutions!
3 Ways Sleep Apnea Can Hurt Your Health
How can a dentist help me sleep better?
1. A Qualified Dentist can make oral appliances, called Mandibular Advancement Splints.
2. A Qualified Dentist can help mitigate atherosclerosis by treating periodontal pathogens.
3. A Qualified Dentist can help in the role of Periodontitis and COPD
4. A Qualified Dentist can help turn the clock back for patients who have ground their teeth down (which incidentally is a symptom of a
patient with sleep apnea trying to open their airway during sleep).
Meet Dawnie L. Kildoo, DDS, MAGD
Dr. Kildoo, a dentist in Green Valley for over 16 years, is well known for her caring touch and advanced dental technology. Her family-owned dental practice is recognized for their monthly charity drives that help our local Green Valley and Sahuarita communities.
With over 26 years of experience in family dentistry, as well as restorative and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Kildoo strongly believes in keeping up to date with the latest dental practices. She and her team practice “Complete Dentistry,” which concentrates on educating patients on the connection between oral health and overall health, helping them to keep their teeth for a lifetime—no matter what the age!
Awarded the prestigious Master of General Dentistry (MAGD) from the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Kildoo joins the 1% of dentists in the United States who have been awarded this distinction, which is the culmination of over 1100 credit hours in continuing education in 17 different dental disciplines.
This Mastership award demonstrates Dr. Kildoo’s extraordinary commitment to being one of the best well-rounded dentists in her field, one who deeply cares about the long-term dental health of you and your family.