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We have missed seeing the smiling faces of our patients for what has felt like forever. The decision back in March to close Sherwood Dental due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as unprecedented as it was, was not taken lightly and was absolutely necessary for the safety of our team, our patients, and the community around us.

Our doctors, hygienists, assistants and administration team are very proud of how Sherwood Dental's preventative and minimally invasive philosophies of dental treatment and oral healthcare have kept so many of you free from emergency or urgent need while we have been unable to see patients in person.

Having gone above and beyond the most current guidelines for dental offices in Ontario (RCDSO) by implementing extra enhanced measures and aerosol management equipment, Sherwood Dental is open and ready to provide the complete level of care that our patients have been accustomed to for so many years.

Our focus at Sherwood Dental has always been one of striving to exceed our patients' expectations. As such, we have gone to great lengths and meticulous planning to assure that our patients and our team are in an environment that keeps everyone safe and healthy at all times. From the moment that you enter our office, during the time of your treatment, and until the moment that you leave, our enhanced protocols and specialized equipment will be in place for your added protection.

We are happy and excited again to be doing what we love to do...help everyone with their oral healthcare needs and enjoy the time that we get to spend with all of our wonderful patients.

Looking forward to seeing your smiles really soon.

Stay well and healthy,
Dr. Gaines and your Sherwood Dental Team

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Speak to Oakville, ON dentist about effective treatments for obstructive sleep apnea

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Effective Treatments for Sleep Apnea in Oakville Area

Snoring can be bothersome to bed partners and make it difficult for them to sleep. Not only can it be aggravating, but it may also be a sign of a more severe problem such as obstructive sleep apnea. Our dentists in Oakville, ON are pleased to offer a variety of solutions to help patients find an effective treatment option for their condition.

What is obstructive sleep apnea?

Drs. Stephen Gaines and Arti Patel of Sherwood Dental describe obstructive sleep apnea as a sleeping disorder that is a result of a blockage in the airways. This causes patients to stop breathing, awaken, and begin the sleep cycle all over again. For many patients, this cycle sometimes occurs hundreds of times in one night. Patients wake up and do not feel well-rested at all, and are struggling with common symptoms such as:

  • Daytime fatigue
  • Dry mouth / sore throat
  • Changes in mood
  • Reduced concentration
  • Poor memory

Also, bed partners may also notice particular activities of those with obstructive sleep apnea at night, including loud snoring, continued movement during sleep, and a consistent sound of choking or gasping. When combined with the daytime symptoms, many patients will be diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea.

Effective treatments for obstructive sleep apnea

Effective Treatments for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Oakville Area
Drs. Stephen Gaines and Arti Patel in Oakville, ON educate patients on the condition and help them understand the importance of getting treatment. Treatment options will vary depending on the type of sleep apnea, the cause of the sleep apnea, and the severity of the condition. During a sleep study, the doctors will be able to evaluate the problem and offer an effective solution. Below are just a few ways in which our team may treat patients with obstructive sleep apnea:

  • Lifestyle changes – leading a more active life during the day and limiting alcohol or medications can reduce obstructive sleep apnea. This is because obesity may contribute to obstructive sleep apnea, and weight loss may improve the condition.
  • Changing positions – for some, changing the position in which they sleep can have a dramatic impact on their condition. Patients who lay on their backs may be more susceptible to bouts of obstructive sleep apnea.
  • Over-the-counter options – patients with nasal blockages may consider the use of over-the-counter nasal sprays or nasal strips that can open the airways and offer more natural breathing.
  • Oral appliance therapy – when the above options fail to improve the condition, the dentists at Sherwood Dental may recommend the use of an oral appliance. This is a specialized mouth guard that is worn by the patient at night to keep the airways open. This is done by realigning the jaw and holding down the tongue. Oral appliance therapy is the most comfortable treatment option for patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.
  • CPAP machine – those who are unable to address their condition with lifestyle changes, changing sleeping positions, over-the-counter solutions, and oral appliance therapy may require the use of a CPAP machine. Also known as a “constant positive air pressure” machine, this device is worn over the nose and mouth while a patient sleeps to keep the airways open. While this device can be uncomfortable and cumbersome for patients, it may be the only way to treat individuals who have more severe obstructive sleep apnea.
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Which treatment is right for me?

There are a variety of options for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, but there is no “one size fits all” option. We encourage patients to consult with Drs. Stephen Gaines and Arti Patel regarding the best solution for their unique needs. This appointment is also a great way to learn more about the condition and how it is impacting one’s overall health. When patients have an effective treatment for their obstructive sleep apnea, they are often excited to enjoy a better quality of life, feeling well-rested and energized for each day. Many patients find that the treatment of their condition allows them to live their lives and feel their best!

Schedule a visit today

If you live in the area of Oakville, ON, and are seeking a solution for your obstructive sleep apnea, call Drs. Stephen Gaines and Arti Patel of Sherwood Dental to discuss your options. The practice is located at 2892 South Sheridan Way and can be reached at 844-951-8855 to request an appointment.

Dr. Stephen Gaines

Sherwood Dental

Dr. Stephen Gaines

Lead dentist Dr. Stephen Gaines is an authority on restorative, cosmetic, rehabilitative, and laser dentistry. Having graduated from the University of Toronto, he earned his dental degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry (1997). He follows continuing education courses to keep up with dentistry developments. He’s a lecturer, trainer and Fellow and Founding Member of the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry.

Dr. Arti Patel has extensive clinical experience in cosmetic/restorative dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery, and pediatric dentistry.

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