Dentist in Asheville NC

Sleep Apnea Treatment

The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which is caused by the muscles of the airway blocking airflow. Sleep Apnea disrupts restful sleep, causing symptoms that include:

  • Daytime sleepiness & fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Depression and/or moodiness
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Lack of libido

and it can increase your risk of:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease (heart disease)
  • Cardiac arrhythmia
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Stroke
  • Obesity
  • Acid reflux
  • Other serious health problems

Harvard University has done extensive studies on the topic of sleep apnea. Please check out the Harvard Medical School Sleep Medicine Website for more educational information.

Our Asheville dentist, Dr. Douglas Phillips, is a dental sleep specialist who can help restore you to restful, sound sleep. Serving adults throughout Western North Carolina, he works closely with sleep medicine physicians and primary care doctors. As a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, Dr. Phillips is experienced in treating patients, who have heavy snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, with comfortable dental appliances worn at night.

His custom-made oral appliances gently reposition the lower jaw for a more open airway for breathing. Many people find these oral appliances to be more comfortable and just as effective as bulky, loud CPAP machines.

Serving as the dentist in Asheville and all of Western North Carolina and beyond; new patients are always welcome.

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“I was diagnosed with sleep apnea. My doctor suggested either a CPAP machine or a mouthpiece. I was referred to Dr. Phillips by my regular dentist for a consultation regarding the mouthpiece device. What a wonderful experience it has been as Dr. Phillips and staff are so professional and caring. Since wearing my mouthpiece I have quit snoring and wake up feeling much more refreshed.” – H.C.