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June 20, 2017

Why We’re Your Premier Dentist Near Wesley Chapel

Looking for the premier dentist near Wesley Chapel? Nelson Dentistry & Dental Sleep Medicine is worth the 5 minute drive.

You love living in Florida – you moved to the area to take the promotion of your dreams and finally live the beachside life you dreamed of your entire life. You and your family are settling in well – you’re enjoying the sunny weather, the great restaurants, and – of course – the sand between your toes. But there’s one aspect of your new life you haven’t quite figured out yet: your dentist. You want someone who’s qualified, who offers a full range of services for your entire family, and who’s close to your home, too. Who should you see? The team at Nelson Dentistry & Dental Sleep Medicine is your choice for a premier dentist near Wesley Chapel – their office in Lutz is just five minutes away from downtown.
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January 12, 2017

Sleep Doctor in 33559 for Sleep Appliances

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Your sleep doctor in 33559 for sleep apnea.Your quality of life depends on your ability to sleep restfully. For approximately 18 million Americans, their sleep quality is compromised due to sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that results from frequent pauses in breathing numerous times per night. An obstruction in the airway is most commonly the cause for the interruptions in breathing. When the disorder is left untreated, it can cause potentially deadly complications. As a result, it is vital to seek treatment from your sleep doctor in 33559.
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November 8, 2016

Sleep Doctor in 33559 for Sleep Apnea Test

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Your sleep doctor in 33559.Do you suffer from chronic snoring? Maybe you have morning headaches? If so, you could be one of the 20 million Americans suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes pauses in breathing while sleeping from an obstruction in the airway. The lack of adequate oxygen and poor sleep causes significant complications when left untreated. If you experience any of the symptoms of sleep apnea or have risk factors for the condition, you need to visit your sleep doctor in 33559 for a sleep test. A sleep test is a simple, yet effective means to determine if you are suffering from sleep apnea.
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May 31, 2016

Our New Sleep Website is Live!

sleep apnea Lutz, FlWe’ve been busy over the last couple of months, and you can probably guess why. We, the team at Nelson Dentistry, are so excited to unveil our new sleep website! For sufferers of sleep apnea in Lutz, FL, receiving the information you need about your condition (and finding the excellent care you require) just got easier than ever. Dr. Nelson and the team are still offering the same great care, but now with a focus on making things easier on everyone by incorporating our sleep apnea services with a focused, efficient website. Please read through this blog post to learn about what’s new around here, then contact us with any questions related to your sleep health today!

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April 26, 2016

For Sleep Apnea, Lutz, FL, Residents Call Dr. Nelson

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Sleep apnea LutzOccasional daytime sleepiness happens to all of us. Something on your mind keeps you awake or a late night out on the town reduces your hours of sleep. However, if you find yourself feeling tired day after day, then the reason may be more serious than you think. Sleep apnea is a medical condition that stops breathing while you sleep. You may not realize this is happening, but the effects are taking a toll on your health. If you suspect that you or a loved one has sleep apnea, Lutz, FL, comes to Nelson Dentistry for diagnosis and treatment.

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August 24, 2015

Common Health Risks of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea disturbing partnersA recent study conducted on a closed course revealed that people who drive while sleep deprived commit as many as 3 times more driving mistakes than drunk drivers. Of those driving errors, more of them were potentially fatal (running stop signs/lights, swerving off the road/into other lanes, etc.). Sleep deprivation has been linked to memory loss, lack of concentration, and other impaired cognitive functions, as well as being linked to numerous systemic and chronic illnesses. If that isn’t scary enough, sleep deprivation is only 1 symptom of sleep apnea. Patients who suffer from sleep apnea are at greater risk for numerous diseases, and sleep deprivation is merely the tip of the iceberg. To find out more about sleep apnea, associated health risks, and treatment options, call Dr. Jay A. Nelson and his team at Nelson Dentistry and Dental Sleep Medicine of Lutz, FL to schedule a sleep apnea consultation today.
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April 23, 2015

Receive Sleep Apnea Therapy in Lutz, FL

Sleep apnea can affect you and your partner's sleep routine.Sleep apnea is a disease that affects many people around this country – 20 million to be exact. It’s almost always associated with people who have excessively loud snoring. Though this is usually a precursor to sleep apnea, that’s not always true. A loud snorer may just be that, a loud snorer. To know whether or not a patient is suffering from sleep apnea will require us to review the entire system. It can bring your overall health into question and cause problems throughout your body. It’s true. Your oral health is closely linked to your overall health and when one or both are in trouble, it can have bad effects on the body as a whole. Our Office in Lutz, FL wants you to know that there is therapy for patients who suffer from sleepless nights caused by sleep apnea. If you’re one of these people, we invite you to visit our office and get the treatment you need.
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November 27, 2014

Sleep Apnea Relief in Lutz, FL

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Sleep Apnea Relief in Lutz, FL

sleep apnea treatmentIt is estimated that more than 18 million Americans have untreated sleep apnea. Sleep Apnea is a medical condition where your airflow becomes periodically obstructed during sleep. This obstruction causes sleep apnea patients to snore loudly and awaken, only to fall back asleep continually throughout the night. Men are more likely to have sleep apnea than women. The risk for sleep apnea also increases with age, obesity, and family history. Sleep apnea symptoms can worsen when a patient is lying on their back and during REM sleep. Sleep apnea patients are also at an increased risk of developing heart problems. If you are suffering from sleep apnea, Dr. Nelson can help. Dr. Nelson treats patients throughout New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Land O’Lakes and surrounding areas. You can make an appointment with Dr. Nelson at his Lutz, FL dentist office today to end the sleep apnea cycle and finally get a restful night’s sleep.

Do you have sleep apnea?

In addition to snoring at night and fatigue during the day, sleep apnea patients can suffer from:

  • Headaches
  • Memory loss
  • Depression
  • Impaired concentration
  • Decreased sex drive

Treatment with Oral Appliances in Lutz, FL

The most common treatment is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy (CPAP). CPAP machines are used while a patient is sleeping to increase air pressure in the throat and prevent the airway from collapsing during sleep. Although CPAP can be an effective treatment option, side effects can include nightmares, sore throat, nasal congestion, sneezing, eye irritation, skin irritation, and bloating.

Oral appliances are a less invasive treatment option for many patients. The small, custom fitted devices can treat this condition by preventing the tongue and fatty tissues at the back of the throat from collapsing during sleep. Patients can be fitted for a custom appliance to be worn every night to prevent your symptoms from reoccurring. You can contact Dr. Nelson today to see if Oral Appliance therapy is right for you. Dr. Nelson provides ongoing follow up care to ensure that your sleep apnea is properly treated. Dr. Nelson helps relive sleep apnea symptoms for patients throughout Lutz, FL, New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Land O’Lakes, and surrounding Florida communities.

April 11, 2013

Treatment for Sleep Apnea and Snoring with an Oral Appliance

Do you struggle with feelings of drowsiness during the day? Is it difficult to concentrate or remember things at work? Has your partner complained about your loud snoring at night? Combined, all of these are indications of sleep apnea.

Patients who struggle with sleep apnea experience regular cycles of breathing cessation every night. To combat the problem, the brain sends out a signal telling the patient to wake up and breathe. As a result of this ongoing tug-of-war, the patient can be left feeling exhausted and moody during the day. If left untreated, one’s risk for health issues like high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke can go up dramatically.

The traditional treatment for sleep apnea has been a CPAP machine and it still remains the gold standard for severe sleep apnea. It works by pumping a continuous stream of air into the patient’s nose or mouth during the night. However, many people find this device uncomfortable and they stop wearing the mask.

Thankfully, treatment is also possible with oral appliance therapy from Dr. Jay Nelson. Through our hard work and commitment to treating sleep apnea, our office has been accredited by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. In fact, we were the first office accredited by the AADSM in the state of Florida.

Using a specially-made oral appliance, Dr. Nelson’s Lutz dental office can treat your sleep apnea, as well as your snoring. In many cases, the underlying cause for both is the same—obstruction from the tongue or lower jaw. An oral appliance works by repositioning both, ensuring that airways stay open and clear. As a result, patients can sleep peacefully throughout the night without needing to wake up and breathe.

Do you struggle with interrupted sleep or snoring? Have you recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea? Are you intolerant or frustrated with your CPAP? Talk to Dr. Nelson and his team at Nelson Dentistry and Dental Sleep Medicine about treatment with an oral appliance. Through oral appliance therapy, reclaim the rest you and your partner deserve.

Our Lutz office serves patients from Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Land O’Lakes, and surrounding area.