Rest Better with Dental Sleep Medicine

At Clínica Ferreira Borges, we are dedicated to improving your nights of sleep. Through accurate diagnoses and innovative treatments, we combat sleep apnea and other disorders, providing solutions that significantly improve your quality of life. Sleep better and feel revitalized with us.

Dental Sleep Medicine: An Innovative Solution for Sleep Apnea.

Dental Sleep Medicine emerges as a revolutionary field dedicated to combating sleep disorders, including sleep apnea. This specialty, focused on the intersection between dentistry and sleep, promises to transform the lives of those who suffer from sleepless nights, offering accurate diagnoses and personalized treatments. Sleep apnea isn't just a nighttime nuisance; it's a serious condition that affects quality of life and overall health. For this reason, it is essential to seek effective and innovative solutions.

Understand Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is characterized by interruptions in breathing during sleep, which can lead to a series of health complications if not treated properly. Sleep Dentistry presents itself as a powerful ally in this fight, using personalized oral devices that guarantee the opening of the airways, promoting restorative and continuous sleep. These devices are tailored to the patient, ensuring not only effective treatment, but also maximum comfort during use.

The Importance of Personalized Treatment

Each individual is unique, and treating sleep apnea requires a personalized approach. At Clínica Ferreira Borges, we are dedicated to deeply understanding the specific needs of each patient, developing treatment plans that reflect that individuality. The use of cutting-edge technology and advanced techniques allows us to offer solutions that not only treat the symptoms of sleep apnea, but also significantly improve the quality of life of our patients. Embark on this journey with us and discover a path to quieter nights and more productive days.

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Dental Sleep Medicine and Sleep Apnea

Clínica Ferreira Borges specializes in innovative treatments for sleep disorders, such as apnea, significantly improving patients' health and well-being.

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A Commitment to Excellence

At Clinica Ferreira Borges in Lisbon, we pride ourselves on our commitment to excellence, which is evident in every dental service we provide. By leveraging advanced technology and modern techniques, we aim for the best possible outcomes, customizing our approach to meet each patient's individual needs. Our team of skilled professionals is dedicated to guiding you through your dental journey, ensuring a seamless and positive experience. Opting for our dental services means choosing a path to confidence, health, and happiness. Allow us to assist you in not just enhancing your smile, but also improving your overall quality of life.

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What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is characterized by breathing pauses during sleep, leading to symptoms such as loud snoring, feeling tired after a night's sleep, morning headaches, difficulty concentrating, irritability, depression, nighttime awakenings with a feeling of choking or shortness of breath, and hypertension. It may increase the risk of serious health problems, including heart disease and diabetes. It is important to seek medical evaluation if you suspect sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea treatment

Treatment for sleep apnea varies depending on the severity of symptoms and may include lifestyle changes, such as weight loss, avoiding alcohol and sedatives, sleeping on your side, and quitting smoking. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices are commonly used, keeping the airway open during sleep. Oral devices that adjust the position of the jaw or tongue may also be recommended. In severe cases, surgery may be needed to remove obstructive tissue or correct structural abnormalities. Treatment is crucial to prevent health complications related to sleep apnea.

Obstructive sleep apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (ASO) occurs when the airway is blocked during sleep, usually due to the relaxation of the throat muscles, resulting in breathing pauses. Symptoms include severe snoring, awakenings with a feeling of suffocation, unrestorative sleep, and excessive daytime sleepiness. Risk factors involve obesity, airway structure, alcohol and tobacco use. Treatment may include the use of CPAP devices, oral devices, lifestyle changes, and in severe cases, surgery. It is important to prevent complications such as high blood pressure and heart disease.

Does sleep apnea have the potential to be fatal?

While sleep apnea alone rarely causes direct death, its complications can significantly increase the risk of potentially fatal conditions. Untreated sleep apnea is associated with a greater likelihood of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and cardiac arrhythmias, which can lead to fatal cardiac events. In addition, excessive daytime sleepiness increases the risk of traffic and work accidents. So while sleep apnea itself rarely causes death, its long-term health consequences can be severe, stressing the importance of early diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

Where to get tested for sleep apnea?

To perform a sleep apnea exam, it is necessary to first undergo a sleep screening, which primarily undergoes a clinical evaluation. If a sleep test (polysomnography) is necessary, this can be done in a hospital setting or in a sleep laboratory or sleep study center, where it is possible to perform polysomnography, the gold standard test for the diagnosis of apnea. This test monitors various body functions during sleep, such as breathing patterns, brain activity, eye movements, heartbeat, and blood oxygen levels. In some cases, a sleep apnea test may be performed at home, providing a less invasive option for initial diagnosis. Search for accredited sleep study centers or check with your health plan to find options available in your area.

How does the sleep apnea device work?

The most common device for treating sleep apnea is the DAM (Mandibular Advancement Device), which consists of a removable bimaxillary device that aims to advance the mandible to allow an increase in airway area. Depending on the severity of the apnea, it may have to be used in combination with CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure), which works by providing a constant, continuous flow of pressurized air through a mask that fits over the nose and/or mouth. Sleep apnea therapy involves a multidisciplinary approach between the dentist, pneumonologist, otorhinolaryngologist, maxillofacial specialist and other specialties. Regular use of DAM can significantly reduce symptoms of sleep apnea, improving overall health and quality of life.

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Clinica Dentária Ferreira Borges
Rua Ferreira Borges 173C, Campo de Ourique, 1350-130 Lisboa