AADSM is the leading national organization for dentists who treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy, an effective alternative treatment to the standard continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine
(PRWEB) May 27, 2015
Local dentist Abid Paghdiwala is now helping Philadelphia residents get a more restful night’s sleep. Dr. Paghdiwala of Pearl Dental Arts recently became an American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) member. AADSM is the leading national organization for dentists who treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy, an effective alternative treatment to the standard continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine.
“Sleeping with a CPAP machine, which includes a face mask, tubing and a constantly running motor, can be difficult, and many Philadelphia residents are unaware that an effective – and comfortable – alternative treatment is available,” said Dr. Paghdiwala. “I’m committed to using my knowledge of dental sleep medicine to help treat my patients’ snoring and sleep apnea, and provide Philadelphia residents with a better night’s rest.”
While CPAP is the standard treatment for sleep apnea, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine estimates up to 50 percent of sleep apnea patients do not comply with or tolerate CPAP. In contrast to a CPAP machine, oral appliances are a mouth guard-like device worn only during sleep to maintain an open, unobstructed airway. Patients like oral appliance therapy because it is comfortable, easy to wear, quiet, portable, and easy to care for.
“Oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment option that offers a higher rate of patient compliance than CPAP,” said Dr. Paghdiwala. “I work with my patients, and their sleep physicians, to identify the right oral appliance device, custom fit devices to each patient and make any needed adjustments to ensure an open airway and a more restful sleep.”
Dr. Paghdiwala of Pearl Dental Arts has offices in Philadelphia and the suburbs of Newtown and Levittown. Patients with loud snoring and diagnosed sleep apnea sufferers with difficulty tolerating CPAP should contact Dr. Paghdiwala at 215-504-4070 to schedule a consultation appointment. Dr. Paghdiwala works closely with sleep physicians to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
About Dr. Abid Paghdiwala
Dr. Paghdiwala is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry, NJ in 1981 and has been practicing in Philadelphia and the suburbs for almost 34 years. Dr. Paghdiwala was involved in developing lasers in dentistry and got an NIH grant and a US Patent for a dental laser. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and has a Mastership in Implant Dentistry from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
About The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) is the only non-profit national professional society dedicated exclusively to the practice of dental sleep medicine. The AADSM provides educational resources for dentists and promotes the use of oral appliance therapy for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing. Established in 1991, the AADSM has nearly 3,000 member dentists worldwide. Visit http://www.aadsm.org or call the national office at (630) 737-9705 for more information.