Welcome to Coastal Virginia Sleep Solutions in Poquoson, VA. Our office provides screening and oral appliance therapy for patients who have been diagnosed by a medical professional with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or sleep disordered breathing.
Dr. Harper works with your general physician or local specialists to help patients who are considered at risk for sleep apnea obtain the proper medical diagnosis and appropriate treatment. We offer oral appliance therapy to treat mild to moderate sleep apnea or as an alternative to the CPAP for intolerant patients. Dr. Harper takes an individual approach to your care for a sleep related disorder, working with you to determine the most suitable oral appliance for your needs. Follow up visits are recommended to monitor the changes in your sleep patterns and symptoms and ensure that your treatment is improving your overall health and well being.
Dental Sleep Medicine
Many patients ask “why visit the dentist for sleep apnea?” As a highly trained and experienced dentist, Dr. Harper has an in-depth understanding of the musculoskeletal structure and function of the entire occlusal system. Sleep apnea or sleep disordered breathing is typically caused by a collapse of soft tissues at the back of the throat, the signs of which can often be noticed during a physical exam. Dr. Harper will look for common risk factors among patients to alert them to the increased risk for the development of sleep apnea during routine dental care and consultations for a possible sleep disorder.
Schedule A Consultation
If you would like to learn more about your risk for sleep apnea or discuss the benefits of oral appliance therapy for your specific needs, schedule a consultation with Dr. Harper. We welcome new patients from Poquoson, Newport News, Hampton Roads and many local communities. Contact us at (757) 600-0861 or request an appointment online. Prompt attention to a possible sleep disorder could be life changing- or just might save your life.