Do you have trouble sleeping? If so, you’re not alone. An estimated 22 million Americans suffer from a lack of sleep—and even exhaustion—caused by sleep apnea. Chronic snoring problems and interrupted sleep aren’t just an inconvenience. Untreated sleep apnea can lead to more serious health risks. Sleep apnea is a common but serious sleep disorder that causes interruptions in breathing during sleep. These pauses in breathing are called apneas and they can happen hundreds of times each night. Sleep apnea can have a negative impact on your health and prevent you from getting the restful night’s sleep your body needs.
Continuously interrupted sleep can result in serious health-related problems.
Potential health issues that may result from untreated sleep apnea include:
Use this brief questionnaire and checklist to determine if you might be at risk for sleep apnea.
Our doctors feel so strongly that knowledge and action can improve and save lives that they are offering a no-cost individual 30 minute consultation on sleep breathing disorders. Whether it’s loud snoring or other sleep apnea symptoms, make sure you are not at risk for this very treatable, potentially life threatening condition. Learn more about sleep apnea and get all of your questions answered. We have a limited number of consultation times available, so schedule yours as soon as possible.
If during your consultation it is suspected that you may suffer from sleep apnea, we will assist you in ordering a convenient and accurate home sleep test designed to assist in the diagnosis of sleep-disordered breathing. In the comfort of your own bed, you’ll wear the testing device while sleeping. A Board Certified Sleep Physician will interpret the data and we will contact you to discuss your results.
There are various methods of treating sleep apnea. One of the following options may be the right solution for you.
These devices are custom fitted by dentists with special expertise and training in treating sleep apnea. They fit in the mouth, similar to a retainer or mouth guard. They open your airway by moving your lower jaw and tongue forward while you sleep. They are small, comfortable and effective.
With Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), patients wear a specialized mask over the nose and face during sleep. The CPAP device delivers a steady supply of air, keeping the airway open. CPAP treatment can be very effective, however the patient must be willing to use it correctly and consistently.
There are several surgical options. Nasal surgery can correct a deviated septum or remove bones in your nose to improve air flow. Surgery may also be performed to remove and/or reduce the size of the soft palate, uvula and back of the tongue. These surgeries are not typically recommended as first line treatments for obstructive sleep apnea.
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Darin Bach, DDS, FAGD, Diplomate, ABDSM, earned his dental degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry after attending Augustana College. His postgraduate education includes completion of the program at the Kois Center as well as the rigorous requirements to achieve Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Darin has achieved Diplomate status with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and is the only Diplomate in the State of South Dakota. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, South Dakota Dental Association, and American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Darin has additional training in IV sedation, snoring and sleep apnea treatment, orthodontics, and dental implant surgery and restoration.
Dr. Darin volunteers in the community with Give Kids a Smile and Dentistry from the Heart as well as various church activities. He and his wife, Dr. Hally, have three beautiful children, and in his free time, he enjoys playing/coaching basketball, traveling, exercising, and being active with his family.
Everyone here is so kind and assure your comfort every time! I can't thank them enough for the outstanding care I have received! Thank you.
From day one they welcome you and make you feel awesome. Very happy i came here. Great staff all around!
Top notch care and state of the art equipment! My visit was thorough and efficient! Dr. Bach was easy going, friendly and thorough as well.