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Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep apnea is a serious disorder in which the upper airway becomes obstructed, reducing the flow of oxygen throughout the body.

Left untreated, this sleep disorder can lead to concerning health issues, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke.

Drs. Talmadge D. Wilkins IV and Leah B. Wilkins offer sleep apnea treatment at the Center for Dentistry in Aiken, SC.

Diagnosing Sleep Apnea

Dentists are often the first ones to detect sleep apnea, either during an exam or while discussing the patient's health history. As a qualified dentist recognized and approved by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), Dr. Wilkins has undergone more extensive training in this area than most practitioners.

If our team suspects that you could have sleep apnea, we may refer you for a sleep study. During a sleep study, the exact cause of the condition can be more clearly determined by monitoring your oxygen levels, your breathing patterns, and the number of events you experience during sleep. 

Once a diagnosis has been made, your healthcare team can determine the best course of action. While some individuals may require CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure), many patients can correct the problem with oral appliance therapy, a minimally invasive treatment.

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If you have obstructive sleep apnea and share a bed with someone else, your sleep partner has likely pointed out symptoms of the condition, like snoring and breathing disruptions while you're asleep.

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We like to keep our sleep apnea treatment fees as clear as possible at the Center for Dentistry. This service is priced at a flat fee of $3,500 at our Aiken, SC, practice.

Your treatment package includes comprehensive evaluations and exams to accurately diagnose your condition, a custom-made oral appliance to relieve your symptoms, and follow-up care to ensure you enjoy continued improvement to your quality of life.

We gladly accept insurance and CareCredit® financing for sleep apnea treatment. A member of our team can file a claim on your behalf or help you navigate your financing options in order to keep this life-changing care affordable for you.

Ready to get started? You can take the first step towards more restful sleep or receive more information on your treatment options during a consultation with our doctors. Contact us online or call:

"Friendly, informative, and personable." Our Patients Leave 5-Star Reviews

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Janet Wilhite

2022

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Wonderful people in that office, friendly, Informative and very personable. Have all the latest equipment and tell you what to expect and what is going on now. Really appreciate them!

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Jacqueline DeMinck

2022

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I have been a patient of Dr Wilkins for the past 15 plus years. I appreciate the professionalism and the family feel of the Center of Dentistry team. 

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Oral Appliance Therapy

Often the first line of defense against obstructive sleep apnea, oral appliance therapy repositions the lower jaw into a more favorable position. This opens the airway and allows for more oxygen to pass through.

"Dr. Wilkins is a qualified dentist recognized by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM)."
"Dr. Wilkins is a qualified dentist recognized by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM)."

Dental Impressions

In order to create your custom oral appliance, your dentist must take impressions of your teeth. Our Aiken dental team, serving greater Augusta, uses a digital handheld scanner to capture these images.

Oral Appliance Fabrication

Your impressions are then uploaded to our software and sent to a dental lab. There, a trained technician crafts your new device according to your dentist's recommendations.

Fitting Your Appliance

When your custom oral appliance has been made, the lab ships it back to our Aiken office. We will schedule you for a second appointment so your dentist can ensure a proper fit. Treating sleep apnea at our office consists of an evaluation, exam, an oral appliance, and follow-up appointments. 

How Does Oral Appliance Therapy Help?

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An oral appliance positions the jaw to open up the upper airway. When you treat sleep apnea, you reduce the risk for a number of other serious ailments, including heart problems and high blood pressure.

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Elle

2021

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This dental office is very patient-oriented. They listen to what you want/need and work with you to achieve results. Highly recommend Center for Dentistry for all of your dental needs!!

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Colleen Huet

2021

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I definitely love this office. I have never found a dentist office that makes me comfortable but this one definitely does. Such friendly and great staff.

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Dr. Talmadge D. Wilkins IV and Leah B. Wilkins

Center for Dentistry

At Center of Dentistry, our dentists favor a patient-friendly approach to cosmetic, implant, and comprehensive dentistry. Our highly trained staff will go the extra mile to make you feel at ease. Our dentists are affiliated with professional organizations including:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Pankey Institute for Florida

To schedule a visit at our Aiken, SC, dental office, contact us online, or call us at 803-648-9461 today!

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