Dr. Donald. G. Walley is a qualified dentist who specialized in the treatment of sleep apnea with oral appliances. “Qualified dentist” is a designation given by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. The gold standard of treatment for sleep apnea patients is for those patients to receive care from a qualified dentist.
At Germantown Sleep Health Center, we are committed to providing the highest possible quality of care for those who suffer from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can be devastating to your overall health, and contributes to many serious medical conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure and liver problems. Sleep apnea also contributes to memory impairment, difficulty concentrating, insomnia, depression, anxiety and many other conditions.
Oral appliance therapy is recommended for mild to moderate sleep apnea and snoring disorders. Oral appliances are custom-made mouth guards, which work by advancing the lower jaw slightly forward. This forward movement tightens the soft tissues and muscles of the upper airway, preventing them from collapsing and blocking your airways, allowing you to breathe easily and get the rest you need.
If you have any questions about oral appliance therapy in Germantown, Tennessee, and surrounding areas, including East Memphis, Eads, Cordova, Bartlett and Covington, and to schedule a consultation with our qualified dentist, please contact our office today at 901-472-7474.