ATLANTA, GA - Snoring is such a common problem that many people tend to under-rate its seriousness. Disrupted sleep on an on-going basis can affect the physical well-being of both the snorer and partner alike. Dr. Mayoor Patel of Craniofacial Pain Center of Georgia strives to provide his patients in Atlanta suffering from obstructive sleep apnea with the best treatments possible. Dr. Patel understands that snoring and obstructive sleep apnea can negatively affect their day due to a lack in sleep, but strives to provide proper diagnosis and treatment so patients can sleep better at night.
"When a person is sleeping, the most embarrassing thought is to be told that you snore. If you snore in your sleep, it can mean that there is something wrong if your normal breathing periods are being obstructed, such as with sleep apnea. Instead of becoming embarrassed, it is important to seek treatment at Craniofacial Pain Center of Georgia. We will work with each individual case to provide the best treatment possible," stated Dr. Mayoor Patel.
Sleep apnea is a potentially life-threatening sleep disorder that is characterized by repeated pauses in breathing during sleep. Breathing pauses can last anywhere from several seconds to minutes, and happens as often as 30 times or more per hour. Ongoing disruptive breathing causes an imbalance between the carbon dioxide and oxygen levels in the bloodstream, as not enough carbon dioxide is exiting while not enough oxygen is entering the body.
By sensing this imbalance, the brain sends a message to the body, telling it to wake up to restart the breathing process. People with sleep apnea will partially wake up as they struggle to breathe, and loud snoring or choking sensations often accompanies this. Because people with sleep apnea do not always wake up completely during the episodes, they are often unaware they have a sleeping disorder, causing it to remain undiagnosed.
To treat sleep apnea in patients in Atlanta, Dr. Mayoor Patel offers oral appliance therapy. An oral appliance is a device that is inserted into the mouth when a person is sleeping to help stop snoring and reduce sleep apnea events. The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine has recently identified oral appliances as an effective treatment for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Oral appliances are offered by Dr. Mayoor Patel at Craniofacial Pain Center of Georgia and are fitted into a person's mouth to prevent snoring by preventing a person's jaw and tongue from dropping back into the throat while he or she is sleeping.
A durable device provided by Dr. Patel, oral appliances have multiple uses including snoring problems, bruxism (teeth grinding) and even for patients in Atlanta with TMJ complications. The unique inner lining is softened by heat during the fitting process and is custom fitted to an individual's needs. It fits snuggly over the top teeth while a person sleeps and is designed to prevent the tongue from dropping towards the back of the throat, which helps to keep a person's airway open, effectively relieving the main cause of snoring.
Patients who snore or know someone who snores are encouraged to visit Dr. Mayoor Patel at Craniofacial Pain Center of Georgia for further consultation. From sleep apnea treatment to treatment for patients in Atlanta with Migraines, Headache, Neck pain, Dr. Patel strives to provide his patients with superior care at each visit.
About Craniofacial Pain Center of Georgia: Dr. Mayoor Patel received his dental degree from the University of Tennessee in 1994 and completed a one year residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD). He also earned his Masters in Science from Tufts University in 2011 and accepted a position as an Adjunct Clinical Instructor at the Craniofacial Pain Center at Tufts Dental School. Dr. Patel also serves as Adjunct Clinical Instructor in the Department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences at the Georgia Regents University, College of Dental Medicine in Augusta Georgia. He is the only Dental Practitioner in Georgia to be triple-boarded in Craniofacial Pain, Orofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Mayoor Patel has taken well over 1500 hours of postgraduate education courses in the area of Sleep Medicine, Craniofacial Pain, Sleep Disorders and Orthodontics. Since 2003, Dr. Patel has limited his practice to the treatment of TMJ Disorders, Headaches, Facial Pain, Sleep Apnea and Snoring.
Dr. Mayoor Patel
1505 Mount Vernon Road
Atlanta, GA 30338
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