Dr. Ratti Handa is a leading local dentist in Acton, MA for the treatment of symptoms and the effects of sleep-related disorders. Our Acton dentist office treats children and adults and provides consultative dental care using an airway-centered approach. Dr. Handa has advanced training in Airway Dentistry and is a VIVOS® certified dentist in Acton, MA.
Airway Dentistry is an evolving area of both study and treatment that can provide solutions for a wide range of oral and overall health problems. Dr. Handa has dedicated her dental practice to the implementation of Airway Dentistry in an ongoing effort to help patients of all ages improve their quality of life.
How Can Airway Dentistry Help Patients?
Many patients ask this question when presented with a solution to a problem that they may not have known existed. Sleep disorders can often go undetected or undiagnosed, masking themselves as other problems. Symptoms can range from patient to patient and from child to adult, but key factors often include the effects of interrupted sleep:
- Snoring, waking in the night
- Night terrors in young children
- Daytime fatigue
- Irritability, moodiness
- Behavior changes or behavior issues in developing children
- Bedwetting in children
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, have been told that you routinely snore while sleeping or have undiagnosed headaches or chronic facial pain, Dr. Handa can work with you to explore a possible sleep problem.
Airway focused dentistry seeks to identify the underlying cause of a sleep problem, which is often something blocking or minimizing the airway. Dr. Handa uses digital technology and 3-D scans to evaluate the structure of a patient’s airway and to look for the oral signs of a sleep-related disorder. Left untreated, sleep disorders can lead to life-threatening health concerns, especially in adult patients. These can include high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, weight problems, diabetes and the increased risk for sudden stroke or heart attack.
The goal of your treatment is to restore normal function to the airway using advanced and minimally invasive treatment options. Dr. Handa takes an individualized approach and each patient’s case as unique as their smile. From changes in lifestyle to oral appliances and orthodontics, allowing the airway to be open while sleeping so that you can breathe normally is the key to restoring your health and well being.
The benefits of successful treatment through airway dentistry will offer an improved quality of life:
- Better sleep, quality sleep
- Improved daily energy levels
- Ability to concentrate better on tasks, less irritability
Ready to learn more about Airway Dentistry?
If you would like to discuss a recent diagnosis of sleep apnea, TMJ or have concerns about your dental health please schedule a visit with Dr. Handa. Our Acton dentist office welcomes new patients of all ages. Dr. Handa is committed to helping both children and adults restore their overall health, well-being and quality of life using an airway centered approach. Contact our office at 978.212.3783 to schedule an appointment and learn more about the benefits of Airway Dentistry.