Providing Better Smiles to Calgary & nearby areas of Alberta
Snoring. It rarely troubles the snorer, but the rest of the household. Now that’s a different matter.
Before we treat our patients in Calgary with dental snoring devices we send them home with a easy to use snoring/sleep apnea testing device called an ARES. Would you believe many of our patients record sustained snoring levels equivalent to someone singing loudly( opera level) in their bedroom. No wonder some partners sleep in separate rooms or on separate floors.
On a serious note though snoring can be associated in many cases with sleep apnea which is deadly. Apnea is when the snorer stops snoring and begin to gasp for air. This is associated with and can cause diabetes, coronary disease, impotence, weight gain , insomnia and sleepiness in the daytime.
If you or someone you know is snoring or gasping for air contact us for a consultation and a simple take home sleep test. After the testing information is analysed we can help you with possible treatment or referral as needed.
Dr. Jennifer Silver is a highly accomplished dental surgeon with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her educational accomplishments include deans honours list, an oral surgery award and best research project. Prior to this degree, she graduated with honors from Dalhousie University’s Dental Hygiene Program and worked in this field for 10 years.
The areas of dentistry that holds special interest for Dr. Silver include oral medicine and whole-body dentistry. She currently devotes time and resources toward helping patients with TMJ pain and sleep apnea, while continuing to provide general dentistry as well. Future interests include devoting time to additional oral surgery training. Jen strives to treat her patients as if they were family. She strongly believes in a multi-disciplinary approach for patient care. She is part of a large network of specialists that she trusts and collaborates with when helping patients.