The Julian Center for Comprehensive Dentistry
5012 Dorsey Hall Drive, Suite #205
Ellicott City, Maryland 21042
(410) 964-3118
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What is Sleep Dentistry?

Sleep Dentistry refers to dental practices with experience in treating snoring and sleep apnea using custom-made Mandibular Repositioning Appliances (MRAs). Wearing an MRA at night increases airflow and reduces snoring by re-positioning the lower jaw, tongue and soft palate. They are FDA-approved, custom made devices and accepted by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine as a first line treatment for mild to moderate sleep apnea.

 

Proper evaluation and diagnostic tests are performed to determine your risk factors, a prescription for a Home Sleep Study (one that tests for bruxism) may be recommended; then working in conjunction with a Board Certified Sleep Physician, further recommendations will be determined.



Two of the tests you can expect during this process are Pharngometer and Rhinometer.

 

To read more about our Prescription for Home Sleep Study click here.

 

If you suffer from sleep apnea and would like to find out more about using a custom-made MRA, contact the specialists at The Julian Center and schedule a consultation to learn more about sleep medicine and sleep dentistry in Ellicott City.