Sleep Apnea Treatment

Wake Refreshed with Custom Sleep Apnea Treatments

Dr. Moss, a diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, has been treating patients for sleep apnea and snoring for over ten years and has helped hundreds of patients with individualized care.


Call Us Today: (865) 983-4642

Call Us Today:
(865) 983-4642

snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea, which can sometimes be treated by a dental appliance

Do You Suffer From Fatigue?

Do you find yourself troubled by fatigue, irritability, or forgetfulness throughout the day?  One of the most frequently overlooked causes of these symptoms is sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a breathing disorder that causes sleep disruption.

During sleep, the muscles in the back of the throat relax, which can lead to airway collapse, causing you to briefly awaken throughout the night.  This reduces the quality of your sleep and prevents you from feeling properly refreshed in the morning.  It can also have serious consequences for your general health.

Do You Snore?

Does your bed partner frequently complain that you snore loudly or gasp in your sleep?  This could be an indication of a much more serious underlying issue.  Dr. Moss can help evaluate you for sleep related breathing disorders and help you find the treatment you need.

You May Have Sleep Apnea

If you suffer from poor sleep quality, frequent awakenings, fatigue, forgetfulness, morning headaches, or snoring, Dr. Moss may be able to help.

Please call to set up a consultation to discuss your options.

Common Symptoms
of Sleep Apnea

  • Snoring
  • Trouble sleeping and frequent waking
  • Waking with a sore or dry throat
  • Choking or gasping during the night
  • Daytime fatigue or sleepiness
  • Irritability or other mood changes
  • Forgetfulness
  • Headaches upon waking

Common Health Conditions Associated with Sleep Apnea

Effective treatment can help prevent many of these serious health conditions, such as diabetes, depression, stroke, and heart disease and heart attack. Simple, non-invasive treatment can improve the quality and length of your life.

  • High blood pressure
  • Increased risk of heart disease
  • Increased risk of diabetes
  • Weight gain
  • Type II Diabetes*
  • Dementia*
  • Acid reflux
  • Tooth grinding and other TMJ problems

Treatment Options for Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Sleep better when your TMJ or sleep apnea is treated

Although there are a number of over-the-counter methods such as nasal strips that claim to reduce or eliminate snoring, it is better to see a medical professional for evaluation.  Snoring could be indicative of a more severe problem that over-the-counter remedies are not intended to treat.

Dr. Moss offers a wide selection of oral appliances to fit your specific needs.  There are over 100 different models of oral appliances for sleep apnea available and unfortunately, many providers only offer one.  No one appliance will work for all patients, so it is important that you are offered different options.  Dr. Moss will help you select an appliance that will be comfortable and effective for you.  The appliance will be custom fit and is carefully calibrated to open your airway and allow for improved breathing during sleep.  Studies have shown that oral appliances provide comparable health benefits to CPAP therapy.  Studies also routinely show that oral appliances are considered more comfortable by the majority of sleep apnea patients.

Unlike the CPAP machine, which provides a steady stream of air through a mask worn during sleep, oral appliances are typically considered easier for patients to tolerate.  Oral appliances work by shifting the position of the lower jaw, tongue and throat muscles, opening the airway and allowing more oxygen to enter the bloodstream and circulate throughout the body.

Why Choose Dr. Moss?

Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine

Dr. Moss has been helping local patients treat their obstructive sleep apnea for years.  In 2020, he waas awarded Diplomate status by the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, an achievement only a handful of dentists in Tennessee have earned.  Dr. Moss is the only dentist in Blount County to have earned Diplomate status.  Dr. Moss is familiar with multiple different types of oral appliances and supportive therapies to ensure that your treatment is successful.

white logo for Center for Sleep and TMJ at Moss Family Dentistry
sleep apnea and TMJ can negatively affect sleep

MATRx System

The MATRx system is a diagnostic tool to help patients determine whether or not oral appliance therapy will be successful for them.  It is a temporary appliance that measures your response to oral appliance therapy and can predict the likelihood that a permanent appliance would be successful.  Additionally, it allows for much more accurate calibration of the permanent appliance.

The MATRx system drastically improves your chances of a successful outcome.  Dr. Moss is the only dentist in Tennessee  that is currently providing this treatment.

We want you to wake up refreshed. Call us today to schedule your consultation!