Great Plains Dental - Sioux Falls dentist
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  • "They are very friendly and very professional. I have been going to them since they were at the original location and the service just keeps getting better. Great job by all!"
    Anonymous • Sioux Falls
  • "This is only my second time going to this dentist but I absolutely love them! I have been trying to find a dental clinic that I love in Sioux Falls-it took me almost 4 years, but I finally found my hidden gem! The people are always so nice and always willing to explain to you exactly what is going on. "
    Janelle R
  • "I have yet to encounter a member of your staff that isn't smiling, helpful and friendly. I feel my exam and cleaning is very thorough and the dentists all seem very easy to talk to and take time to answer questions. I always have a great experience..for a dental visit anyway :)"
    Nicole W
  • "The best as always!"
    Joan R
  • "I don't like going to the dentist but going to Great Plains Dental has changed my mind. The hygienist have been amazing and very gentle with cleaning my teeth. Everyone has been very welcoming and kind. They also did amazing with my twin 2 year old daughters. I was so nervous taking them, but they kept the girls entertained and comfortable during the exams. "
    Jody J

Snoring and Sleep Dentistry

If you struggle with snoring or sleep apnea, Great Plains Dental offers an evaluation and screening opportunity to see if sleep dentistry can offer you help with Oral Appliance Therapy.

What is Oral Appliance Therapy?

Oral Appliance Therapy includes the selection, fitting and use of a specially designed oral appliance that helps to maintain an open airway during sleep. Our dental office may be able to help you with your sleep-related breathing issues by creating an oral appliance that is custom-made specifically for your mouth. This  small plastic device fits into your mouth while you sleep helping to  keep your airway open for improved sleep. 

Advantages of Oral Appliance Therapy

  • Comfortable and easy to wear
  • Small and convenient – making them easy to take with you when traveling 
  • Improves snoring and other sleep-related breathing issues resulting in less daytime sleepiness
  • Higher compliance rates than CPAP
  • It is a non-invasive treatment option 
  • Approved by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine 

To complete the evaluation, we send you home with a Sleep Monitoring Device that will help us determine the best possible solution for your sleep breathing disorder. If the results indicate that Great Plains Dental cannot help you, we will still refer you to a qualified sleep physician in the Sioux Falls Area. 

How Can Oral Appliance Therapy Help Me?

Snoring Problems – Snoring can cause disrupted sleep for both you and your sleeping partner. Snoring happens when tissues at the back of the roof of the mouth vibrates against the back of the throat. The Oral Appliance works to prevent your airway from collapsing. It does this by either holding the tongue or supporting the jaw and decreasing snoring. 

Obstructive Sleep Apnea – is a common sleeping disorder that occurs when a person pauses breathing or has shallow breathing that interrupts their  sleep. Oral Appliances are only recommended for mild to moderate sleep apnea. The Oral Appliance is designed specifically for your mouth and works to improve the upper airway opening. 

The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine states that Oral Appliances are a “front-line treatment for patients with mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea”. For many patients with primary snoring or obstructive sleep apnea prefer the Oral Appliance to a CPAP. If you have one of the following, the Oral Appliance might be right for you: 

  • Primary/Heavy Snorer 
  •  diagnosed with mild or moderate sleep apnea
  • person who has a difficult time with a nasal CPAP
  • Someone who has failure of surgery 
  • Persons who travels a lot
  • Person who wants additional relief with use of a CPAP 

If you have any questions about how an Oral Appliance can help you with  snoring or sleep apnea, Contact Us at  605-339-2955. 

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