Exercise, nutrition, and sleep are the three pillars of a healthy lifestyle. While you can have control of your activity level and what you eat, getting sufficient sleep can be challenging, especially if you have obstructed sleep apnea (OSA). Luckily, the team at Greg G. Pitts DDS in American Fork, Utah, is ready to help you overcome OSA to achieve a restful night’s sleep. Dr. Greg Pitts uses the revolutionary Vivos system for a lifetime of quality sleep.
OSA is a sleep disorder where the soft tissues of the throat relax, resulting in brief periods of paused breathing when sleeping. Patients with OSA may experience up to a hundred of these apneic episodes throughout the night. Cessation in breathing denies your body the much-needed oxygen and sleep, causing numerous unpleasant symptoms.
Moreover, untreated sleep apnea strains your major organs, increasing the risk of stroke, depression, heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and other health complications. Sleep apnea isn’t a laughing matter. If you suspect sleep apnea, please seek immediate treatment.
CPAP therapy is one of the most common methods used to treat OSA. This treatment uses a mask to force pressured air through the airway to keep it open as you sleep. While the CPAP therapy works, many patients find the treatment noisy, cumbersome, and uncomfortable. Furthermore, the CPAP treatment addresses OSA symptoms and not the root cause of the problem.
Our office uses one of the most innovative methods to treat OSA. Our Vivos method is a non-surgical treatment that corrects the anatomical abnormalities that cause OSA.
The Vivos oral appliance applies gentle pressure to reshape the oral structures. It expands the palate to correct jaw underdevelopment and repositions the lower jaw to help it rest in the proper position. After using the Vivos appliance for 12-24 months, you should be able to sleep and breathe properly at night.
Following are the many reasons you should opt for the Vivos method to treat OSA:
Our team will help you awaken a world of healthier sleep with the Vivos method.
For Dr. Greg Pitts, dentistry is not just a profession; he is passionate about providing the best possible care for patients. He earned his BS from Brigham Young University (BYU), Utah and his DDS from Creighton Dental School, Nebraska. He has been practicing dentistry in American Fork since 1999.
A member of the ADA, AGD, UDA, and American Academy of Sports Dentistry, Dr. Pitts is actively involved with Utah Valley athletics and works to raise awareness of the need for tooth protection in organized sports and recreational activities. He is the official dentist for the BYU and UVU athletic departments.