Treating Sleep Apnea in Summerlin, NV
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Member, Dr.Pamela West, Treats Sleep Apnea, Snoring
Las Vegas, NV – Local dentist Dr. Pamela West is now helping Las Vegas residents get a more restful night’s sleep. Dr. Pamela West is an American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) member. AADSM is the leading national organization for dentists who treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy, an effective alternative treatment to the standard continue positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine.
"Sleeping with a CPAP machine, which includes a face mask, tubing and a constantly running motor, can be difficult, and many Las Vegas residents are unaware that an effective – and comfortable – alternative treatment is available,” said Dr.West. “I’m committed to using my knowledge of dental sleep medicine to help treat my patient’s snoring and sleep apnea, and provide Las Vegas residents with a better night’s rest."
Oral Appliance Therapy
While CPAP is the standard treatment for sleep apnea, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine estimates up to 50 percent of sleep apnea patients do not comply with or tolerate CPAP. In contrast to a CPAP machine, oral appliances are a mouth guard-like device worn only during sleep to maintain an open, unobstructed airway. Patients like oral appliance therapy because it is comfortable, easy to wear, quiet, portable, and easy to care for.
"Oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment option that offers a higher rate of patient compliance than CPAP,” said Dr.West. “I work with my patients, and their sleep physicians, to identify the right oral appliance device, custom fit devices to each patient and make any needed adjustments to ensure an open airway and a more restful sleep."
Dr. West is located at 2095 Village Center Circle, Las Vegas, Nevada. Patients with loud snoring and diagnosed sleep apnea sufferers with difficulty tolerating CPAP should contact Dr. West at (702) 240-0404 to schedule a consultation appointment. Dr. West works closely with sleep physicians to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
Dr. Pamela West is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. She graduated from University of Southern California (USC) Dental School and has lived and raised her family in Las Vegas since 1995.
About The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) is the only non-profit national professional society dedicated exclusively to the practice of dental sleep medicine. The AADSM provides educational resources for dentists and promotes the use of oral appliance therapy for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing. Established in 1991, the AADSM has nearly 3,000 member dentists worldwide. Visit www.aadsm.org or call the national office at (630) 737-9705 for more information.