Sleep Apnea Screening and Treatment Specialist Brentwood, TN
Kellye N. Rice, DMD, ABDSM of Middle Tennessee Dental Sleep Specialists, PLLC
Sleep apnea is a serious but often undiagnosed condition that affects millions of Americans more and more every year. Patients often find that they power through the symptoms because they are just used to being tired during the day. While many of our patients say they don’t sleep well, they can’t believe that they could possibly have sleep apnea.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common type of sleep apnea and is caused by a complete or partial obstruction of the upper airway. When your airway is repeatedly blocked throughout the night, it can leave you feeling exhausted and discouraged. Explore our guide to see how our sleep apnea screening and treatment can help you on your road to a quality night’s rest. If you'd like to learn more, schedule an appointment with Dr. Rice today.
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea can have a major impact on your health, personal relationships, and career. There are various symptoms that indicate associated with sleep apnea, including:
- Choking or gasping for air upon wakening
- Lack of energy
- Excessive fatigue
- Impaired memory
- Loud snoring
- Reduced libido
- Observed episodes where breathing suddenly stops or starts
- Frequent urination at night
You may not realize you have sleep apnea, but your partner might be the one who notices the symptoms. It’s important not to ignore the warning signs so you can start treatment right away.
Our Sleep Apnea Solutions
Dr. Rice has recently received the Qualified Dentist designation with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the only non-profit association dedicated to the education and treatment of sleep-disordered breathing by dentists. If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, Dr. Rice can help you determine the best treatment option for your unique condition. There are various effective methods for treating sleep apnea, including:
Oral Appliance Therapy
Oral appliance therapy is effective for mild to moderate sleep apnea. It resembles a mouthguard and works by gently shifting the jaw forward and placing the tongue in a neutral position, thereby preventing the airway from becoming obstructed. It’s quiet, comfortable, and convenient.
NightLase Laser Therapy
Using the patented Fotona NightLase system, Dr. Rice applies Er-YAG laser energy in concentrated pulses to safely apply heat to the oral mucosa tissue. The heat causes this tissue to tighten, which reduces obstruction and creates more space in the patient’s airway.
A CPAP machine prevents your airway from collapsing by delivering air through a tube and mask. While the CPAP machine is effective for treating severe sleep apnea, many patients find that it’s too bulky, loud, and uncomfortable. It can be used in combination with an oral appliance to improve its comfort.
Your Solution to a Better Night’s Sleep
Sleep apnea is a dangerous disorder that can impact every aspect of your life. Contact Dr. Rice to schedule a consultation by calling (615) 373-4488. and we’ll start you on a journey to quality sleep by finding a solution that meets your needs.
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Get A Good Night's Rest
Dr. Rice has recently received the Qualified Dentist designation with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the only non-profit association dedicated to the education and treatment of sleep-disordered breathing by dentists. If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, Dr. Rice can provide sleep apnea screening in Cool Springs TN and determine the best treatment option for your unique condition.
Cool Springs Laser Dentistry 1800 Mallory Ln, Brentwood, TN 37027, United States
Phone Number: (615) 649-0556
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Cool Springs is a major commercial center located primarily within the county seat of Franklin, Tennessee. The northern part of Cool Springs falls within the city limits of Brentwood, both of which are within Williamson County.
Driving Directions to Brentwood, TN from Cool Springs, TN:
Get on I-40 E in Henderson County from TN-105 E, US-45W S, TN-104 E/TN-77 E, TN-220 S and TN-104 E
1 hr 11 min (56.4 mi)
Follow I-40 E and I-840 E to Cool Springs Blvd in Franklin. Take exit 68B from I-65 N
1 hr 40 min (116 mi)
Take Mallory Ln to your destination
See why Cool Springs Laser Dentistry has the best sleep apnea screening in Cool Springs.
"I would absolutely recommend Dr. Rice and her staff. I had a dreaded gum procedure today, and they made it so calming. I was stress-free once I got there and they answered ALL my questions before we started and gave me very detailed recovery instructions verbally and in writing!!” - Emily Church
“I love Elaine my hygienist!! She is the best, always does a thorough cleaning and has a great bedside manner.” - Lisa Torrens
“This was a new dentist for me. I was nervous and scared. It didn’t take but a few minutes to settle in. Elaine, the hygienist, was so gentle and I had a pleasant experience. Dr Rice was very reassuring and took all the time needed to explain everything to me. WONDERFUL DENTIST AND STAFF!!!” - Beatrice Witt
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Other cities near Cool Springs TN:
Brentwood, Spring Hill, La Vergne, Nashville, Smyrna, Columbia, Mount Juliet, Murfreesboro, Dickson, Lewisburg
Zip Codes near Cool Springs TN:
370201, 370202, 37203, 37024, 37027, 37064, 37065, 37067, 37068, 37069
Neighborhoods in Cool Springs TN:
Abington Ridge, Franklin / Barclay Place, Franklin / Carlisle, Franklin / Deerfield, Franklin / Echo Estate, Franklin / Franklin Green, Franklin / Garden Club, Franklin / Henley, Franklin / Ivan Creek, Franklin / Jackson Lake, Franklin