Santa Barbara Dental Sleep Medicine

Experience Better Sleep

Do you snore loudly and wake up feeling tired, even after a full night’s sleep? Do you suffer from sleep apnea or snore but have found using the CPAP to be cumbersome and uncomfortable?

For patients suffering from snoring, sleep-disordered breathing, and Sleep Apnea, Dr. Walseth offers custom made appliances that can replace your CPAP to offer relief and a well deserved, uninterrupted, restful sleep. This appliance may improve your overall health and happiness as well as your quality of sleep.

Learn more about the oral sleep appliance here.

Why should you visit Dr. Walseth?

A dentist is often the earliest diagnostician for sleep apnea.

The first sign of sleep apnea is often tooth grinding. Dentists look for worn tooth surfaces, a sign that a patient grinds his or her teeth. Dentists also notice a spike in cavities, which can also be a sign of grinding. Grinding damages teeth, making them susceptible to cavity-causing bacteria.

At night while sleeping, the act of teeth grinding and tensing of the jaw sends a message to the brain to wake up so you can take a breath. Gasping for breath causes people to wake up repeatedly, which diminishes sleep quality and causes fatigue.

Dentists also look for signs of a tongue with scalloped edges and redness in the throat, both caused by excess snoring—a symptom of sleep apnea.

Dr. Walseth is a dentist who notices these signs. He will recommend a sleep exam and work will your physician to offer the best solution for you.

Learn more about sleep apnea here.

Take the online Sleep Exam here

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Call (805)963-0663 to make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Walseth

Phone:

805-963-0663

Hours:

Mon-Thu: 8am to 5pm
Fri: 8am to 12pm

Address:

23 West Micheltorena St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101