Salisbury, NC - Local dentist, Dr. Hetal Amin-Patel, is now helping Salisbury residents, and those in the surrounding area, get a more restful night’s sleep. Dr. Patel, of Beautiful Dentistry, recently became an American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) member. AADSM is the leading national organization for dentists who treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy, an effective alternative treatment to the standard continue positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine.
“Sleeping with a CPAP machine, which includes a face mask, tubing and a constantly running motor, can be difficult, and many patients are unaware that an effective – and comfortable – alternative treatment is available,” said Dr. Patel. “I’m committed to using my knowledge of dental sleep medicine to help treat my patient’s snoring and sleep apnea, and provide them with a better night’s rest.”
While CPAP is the standard treatment for sleep apnea, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine estimates up to 50 percent of sleep apnea patients do not comply with or tolerate CPAP. In contrast to a CPAP machine, oral appliances are a mouth guard-like device worn only during sleep to maintain an open, unobstructed airway. Patients like oral appliance therapy because it is comfortable, easy to wear, quiet, portable, and easy to care for.
“Oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment option that offers a higher rate of patient compliance than CPAP,” said Dr. Patel. “I work with my patients, and their sleep physicians, to identify the right oral appliance device, custom fit devices to each patient and make any needed adjustments to ensure an open airway and a more restful sleep.”
Patients with loud snoring and diagnosed sleep apnea sufferers with difficulty tolerating CPAP are encouraged to contact Dr. Patel at 704.633.2612 to schedule a consultation appointment. Dr. Patel works closely with sleep physicians to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Beautiful Dentistry is located at 1401 W. Innes Street in Salisbury.
About Dr. Patel/Beautiful Dentistry
Dr. Hetal Amin-Patel received her Doctorate of Dental and Oral Surgery (D.D.S.) from New York’s Columbia University, School of Dental and Oral Surgery, in 1996. Dr. Patel is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.
Beautiful Dentistry has been in practice since 2001. The vision of Beautiful Dentistry is to provide each patient with individualized quality dental care while remaining at the cusp of technology. The state of the art office features the latest in Dental Technology, which allows Beautiful Dentistry to provide patients with the best care available in North Carolina.
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