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How A Dentist Can Help You Sleep Better? Gainesville, GA
Gainesville GA Dentist That Treats Sleep Apnea

Have you been told that you snore? Do you have a bed partner that wakes up gasping for air several times a night? While these occurrences can be frustrating and certainly disrupt a good night’s sleep, they are also warning signs of sleep apnea. An estimated 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea. It is a serious sleep disorder that needs to be treated. If left alone, sleep apnea can lead to threats to your overall health such as high blood pressure, chronic heart failure, atrial fibrillation and stroke. On a daily basis, patients may suffer from the following:

  • Severe morning headaches
  • Difficulties focusing
  • Memory issues
  • Daytime Fatigue

What Is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea, or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), is a condition that impacts your airway while you sleep. The disorder is characterized by several episodes of brief pauses in breathing throughout the night. This results in lack of oxygen to the brain, which causes many sleep apnea sufferers to suddenly wake up gasping for air. Patients often snore loudly and may even sound like they are choking during these sleep apnea episodes – it is the body’s way of trying to regain a normal breathing pattern again.

How Can a Dentist Help?

As previously mentioned, sleep apnea is strongly linked to the airway. By having the patient wear a special mouth guard while they sleep, we can gently adjust their jaw position in a way that prevents snoring and air obstruction. Oral appliances for sleep apnea can be perfect for traveling or for patients who are unable to tolerate a CPAP machine.

At Gainesville Dental Group, we have three experienced and highly trained dentists who can provide effective treatment for sleep apnea and snoring. In fact, this is one of our specialties. If you or your partner is not getting a good night’s sleep due to snoring or sleep apnea symptoms, please call. There’s more at risk than your quality of sleep!

Posted on behalf of Gainesville Dental Group

Our Patient Reviews

Bev M.

Very happy with the staff at Gainesville Dental Group. The doctors are caring and experienced. I never am left in the waiting room. The hygienist always ask thorough questions and report to the doctor before the exam, saving me from having to repeat everything. Highly recommend.

Dennis C.

I came to Gainesville Dental Group with a crown that was in bad shape and painful. Dr. Vetter was very knowledgeable about what needed to be done and went to great lengths to ensure the treatment to resolve the problem was in my best interest. He and assistant Sarah Riley were very professional yet personable. They worked together seamlessly in a manner that put me at ease and were very focused on fixing the tooth. Any physical discomfort was minimal and both Dr. Vetter and Sarah were encouraging and positive. A very good experience.

Sarah R.

I come to Gainesville Dental Group for my routine cleanings and absolutely love it! It’s very clean and I love how up to date they are with digital X-rays and photos of the teeth. I had to have a filling and they were able to point out on the screen where my cavity was on the X-ray. It’s much easier getting the work done when you have an understanding of what the doctor is doing! Dr. Vetter did my filling and the whole procedure was pain free! I can’t say enough good things about this group!

Linda H.

Dr. Gannon and Hannah were great. They talked me thru my procedure and made sure I was comfortable and pain free. The office was friendly and pleasant. My hubby and son have used them and liked them. I've found a new dentist! Thank You GDG.

Candace C.

Since I started my orthodontic treatment fifteen months ago, the staff at Gainesville Dental Group have been exceptional. Dr. Vetter is so kind and energetic and Kim puts you at ease while she works miracles! I am thrilled at my results and that they worked within my timeframe. I gladly recommend The Gainesville Dental Group for a personalized experience. Thank you!

Kayla B.

The whole office staff is amazing! Super friendly and helpful. Dr. Gannon has always been very nice and does great work! My husband sees Dr. Vetter and has only good things to say as well. I highly recommend this office!

Lorrie M.

This is by far the best dental group I have been to in a long time. The staff is wonderful and caring. From the front office to the Dentists are a class act. Very kind and explain step by step. High quality work. Don't plan on going anywhere else. My husband has had the same experience. Do yourself a favor and check them out. Tell them Lorrie sent you

Bruce Y.

Great dental visit! Went in for annual cleaning and x-rays. Donna did an awesome job and pointed out a potential issue which she brought up to the doctor who concurred. It was an excellent visit. Thank you to the "team" @ Gainesville Dental Group.

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Contact Us

1026 Thompson Bridge Road
Gainesville GA, 30501

Tel: (770) 297-0401

Opening Hours

Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Our office is open for normal business hours and we are following all ADA/CDC guidelines to ensure staff and patient safety.