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What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a serious and progressive disorder in which breathing is sporadically and repeatedly interrupted during sleep. This happens when the muscles in the back of the throat, including the tongue, fail to keep the airway open, despite attempts to breathe.

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea Charlotte NC

Less than 10% of American adults have been diagnosed for their OSA

Charlotte NC Dentist for Sleep Apnea Treatment

1 in 4 adults are at high risk
for sleep apnea

About Dental Sleep Devices

There are numerous dental sleep devices approved by the FDA. The most popular dental sleep device for treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea is the Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD). We can help you choose which one is best for you.

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Side Effects & Complications

In general, there are few side effects of dental sleep device therapy. As a highly qualified Charlotte dentist, Dr. Van Gurp will properly fit your device and can handle any possible complications such as tooth pain or TMJ discomfort.

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Cost & Medical Insurance

If you are diagnosed with OSA, your medical insurance will usually cover, or at least supplement, the cost of a dental sleep device. We will discuss all costs with you upfront so you understand your obligations.

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Charlotte NC Sleep Apnea Specialist Dr. Richard Van Gurp

Why Choose Us?

Dr. Richard Van Gurp has obtained advanced training in oral appliance therapy, which qualifies him to fit highly customized FDA-approved dental sleep devices. These devices have been proven to significantly reduce or eliminate snoring and effectively treat OSA.

Success in treating OSA with a dental device requires a clear understanding of the disorder and customization of the device...

Dr. Van Gurp is one of less than 1% of dentists in the U.S. who has earned board certification with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. Being board certified assures patients that they will not only receive the highest level of care, but also the greatest likelihood of a successful result in controlling their obstructive sleep apnea and snoring.

Dr. Van Gurp’s patients have included physicians and other colleagues in the medical and dental profession which speaks to his reputation and the level of service he and his staff provide for all of their patients.

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Carolina Sleep Solutions provided outstanding service and care from beginning to end for me and I could not be happier. I had been bothered by progressively worsening snoring and sleep apnea all of my life. Being ignorant to sleep apnea...

- L.G

I was diagnosed several years ago with sleep apnea. It not only affected me; but also my wife, who was losing sleep. I attempted the breathing machine (CPAP), which did help; however, it was bulky, loud and had an annoying tube tethered t...

- Kenny M.
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