Collaborative Sleep Apnea Solutions
Snoring and sleep apnea can generate a multitude of problems for you, your health, and even your relationship. Dr. Jennifer Buchanan and her San Rafael dental sleep team will work with your physician and local sleep medicine specialists to find the proper treatment for you. Dr. Buchanan’s focuses on your health and wants our patients to improve their night’s sleep and overall quality of life.
The Best Options
From oral appliances to physical therapy, our San Rafael dentist offers a number of sleep apnea and snoring solutions to help you get a good night’s sleep.
Our personalized approach to treatment is focused on how we can find the long-term solution that meets your specific needs. The goal is to improve your quality of life by helping you regain the sleep you deserve.
Improve Your Sleep with Oral Appliances
Finding the right treatment for sleep apnea is an important step in improving overall health and preventing major health risks. At Jennifer Buchanan, DDS, we use oral appliances as an effective treatment for patients who have tried CPAP but it hasn’t quite worked for them. Dr. Buchanan works with local health professionals and general physicians to restore breathing patterns and prevent potential damage to patient’s health.
Oral appliances are an innovative alternative to CPAP machines, smaller and custom-made to fit each individual and their distinct needs. Although they are generally prescribed to patients with mild-to-moderate sleep apnea, oral appliances have also helped relieve symptoms for severe sufferers and can also work simultaneously with CPAP if necessary. Our patients love these dental mouthguards because of their convenience, comfort, and easy use.
Note: Not every patient is a good candidate for all types of oral appliances and is why being evaluated by a TMJ specialist is important to preserving the health of your jaw.
“Spectacular!! What a gift of a doctor! Jennifer is caring, gentle, funny and highly knowledgeable. She is the first person to help my apnea– ever! I have never slept better in my life and I have more energy and do not feel so depressed. She is a specialist in fitting oral appliances and really knows her stuff. Thank you, Dr. Buchanan!”
Jennifer Buchanan, DDS
Dr. Jennifer Buchanan is committed to helping patients get the restorative sleep they need to feel re-energized and refreshed for the next day. As a TMJ sufferer since she was a kid, she has completed extensive coursework and training of the jaw and airway to help others with similar sleep complications. She also has experience with multiple appliance modalities which allows her to provide top-quality care to patients with sleep-disordered breathing problems.
Patients of San Rafael admire Dr. Buchanan for her passion at work and genuine care towards helping others improve their health and wellbeing with sleep apnea and snoring solutions. She believes in the importance of staying up to date with the latest technology and techniques in order to successfully provide her patients with remarkable results that show progressive improvements in their life.