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Sleep Apnea Treatment

If you snore loudly or wake up feeling fatigued, you may suffer from a serious condition called sleep apnea. 

Drs. Charles and Patrick Casey at Smile Montreal, QC, provide experienced sleep apnea treatment, allowing you to sleep soundly once again. 

Find out how our highly trained team can address your sleep disorder and improve your quality of life...

About Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a condition in which breathing patterns are interrupted during sleep. This cessation of breath can occur hundreds of times a night. Unfortunately, this is sometimes the catalyst for more serious health conditions, including chronic daytime sleepiness, headaches, and even a higher risk for cardiovascular disease.

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Sue Winslow-Spragge

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A family run office that has been in business for over 50 years. Both Father and Son Dentists, as well as their Hygienists are professional and remain on the cutting edge of technology. Everyone is caring and friendly. Highly recommended.

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Leigh Kenney

2019

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I always have a pleasant experience at Smile Montreal. I know the staff works extremely hard yet they always take the time to create a welcoming atmosphere for their patients. Well done Dr. Casey Sr. & Dr. Casey Jr. and all the wonderful staff!!

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What to Expect during Treatment

When you schedule a consultation at Smile Montreal, QC, we can screen you for the condition and begin to discuss ways to treat your sleep disorder. 

Sleep Study

In order to screen for sleep apnea, you may need to participate in an overnight sleep study. At Smile Montreal,  we utilize Watch-PAT™ technology so patients can perform the sleep study in the comfort of their own home. The Watch-PAT device attaches to your fingers to measure the body's physiological reactions overnight. With this data, we are able to verify whether your symptoms are the result of a sleep disorder.

Diagnosis 

After reviewing the results of your screening, Dr. Casey will be able to diagnose your condition and pinpoint your type of sleep apnea. There are three common variations of this sleep disorder. Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common and occurs when throat muscles or other soft tissue relaxes, blocking the upper airway. Central sleep apnea occurs when the brain doesn't send the muscles proper signals to control breathing. This requires the attention of a specialist. On rare occasions, we find patients suffer from complex sleep apnea syndrome, which occurs when someone has both obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea.

Oral Appliances

Treatment at our Montreal practice focuses on freeing the obstructed airway to facilitate healthy breathing. For moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea, we usually recommend a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device. A continuous positive airway pressure device increases air pressure in your throat through a mask you wear overnight. For patients who are unable to tolerate CPAPs, we recommend custom oral appliances. The SomnoMed oral appliance is worn during sleep and resembles an orthodontic retainer. The appliance repositions the lower jaw and pushes it forward, preventing the tongue from blocking the airway to facilitate normal breathing. Sometimes, the treatment options are combined for the best results.

Treating Sleep Apnea  Can Improve Your Overall Wellbeing 

Still Not Sure You Need a Screening? Use the Epworth Sleepiness Scale

To determine your level of daytime sleepiness, fill out the Epworth Sleepiness Scale below using the following:

0 = would never doze or sleep
1 = slight chance of dozing or sleeping
2 = moderate chance of dozing or sleeping
3 = high chance of dozing or sleeping

If you score a 10 or higher, we recommend consulting our doctors. It may be that you have an underlying sleep disorder, require more adequate sleep, or need to improve your sleep hygiene.

Situation Chance of Dozing or Sleeping
Sitting and reading ____
Watching TV ____
Sitting inactive in a public place ____
Being a passenger in a motor vehicle for an hour or more ____
Lying down in the afternoon ____
Sitting and talking to someone ____
Sitting quietly after lunch (no alcohol) ____
Stopped for a few minutes in traffic 
while driving
____
Total score (add the scores up)
(This is your Epworth score)
____

Dr. Charles Casey & Dr. Patrick Casey

Smile Montreal

Our team of dental professionals is focused on patient care and comfort. Our dentists use the latest techniques and innovative technologies to provide fast and efficient treatment. Dr. Patrick Casey is a member of a number of international associations including:
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • International Academy of Orthodontics
Contact us online or call (514) 937-6558 today to schedule an appointment.

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