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What you need to know about Snoring and Sleep Apnea

At Kaydental in North York, Dr. Stephen Kay is pleased to provide Oral Appliance Therapy for patients suffering from snoring and mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Snoring occurs when tissues obstructing your airway vibrate as you breath during sleep. Sometimes, due to excessive airway tissue and other anatomical problems, your airway completely closes while sleeping. When this happens, your nervous system urgently arouses you just enough so that you start to breath again. This cycle may continue throughout the night. We call this Obstructive Sleep Apnea. The result is a poor sleep pattern that robs your body of the rest it needs to function properly and puts great strain on many other systems and organs including your heart!

Oral appliances (Oral Appliance Therapy) work by moving your jaw and tongue forward thus opening your airway and eliminating snoring and obstructive sleep apnea symptoms.

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea include:

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Waking up feeling exhausted
  • Headache
  • Depression
  • Snoring, Gasps and Choking noises noticed by a bed partner
  • Bruxism
  • Reflux disease
  • Hypertension and cardiovascular disease
  • Memory problems

If you or someone you know suffers from some of these symptoms, it is essential that you consult your family doctor or a sleep physician. The medical doctor will determine the need for testing and a diagnosis. If you have been diagnosed with snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, by your doctor, and you are a candidate for treatment by an oral appliance, please contact Dr. Stephen Kay to discuss the various dental appliance treatment options. The appliances we may use include SomnoDent, ProSomnus, and Panthera.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a very serious medical disorder that can have serious health consequences. Treatments that can help manage these problems are effective and may include Lifestyle Changes, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machines (CPAP), Surgery, and Oral Appliances. There are advantages and disadvantages with each type of treatment.

We have a wealth of information at our office and we look forward to meeting with you!

Read more in this ODA article (PDF).

Dr. Stephen Kay is member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine where he holds Qualified Dentist designation.

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Fees and Financial Information

Our fees are based on the most current Ontario Dental Association fee guide for General Practitioners for general dental services and the most current Ontario Dental Association fee guide for Specialists for specialty dental services.

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We Follow the Ontario Fee Guide

At Kaydental, we believe that a fair fee is one of the key features in building a strong patient-doctor relationship. At our North York dental office, we follow the suggested fee guide for General Practitioners from the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) in order to maintain pricing stability and keep patients in the know about the price of every service and product they pay for.

If you have any questions about the costs of any of our dental services, please contact us so one of our staff members can clarify and guide you through the price determinations.

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