Welcome to VIA Health Group Experts in Airway Dentistry and Treating Chronic Pain and Sleep-disorder Breathing
At VIA Health Group, we are privileged to serve patients in and around Canton, the greater Akron, and the northeast Ohio region. However, we also have patients who travel from other states, often long distances, to benefit from our team’s considerable skill and an array of sophisticated, in-house technologies. Our dentist, Dr. Jeff Danner, is a craniofacial sleep medicine certified provider. That means that Dr. Danner has the depth and breadth of training and expertise to effectively, comfortably, and promptly resolve jaw and facial pain, stiffness, migraines, and other chronic symptoms that can adversely affect your day-to-day life and overall well-being.
Dr. Danner’s extensive international training in the highly specialized area of craniofacial pain, temporomandibular joint (jaw joint) dysfunction or disorders, sleep-disordered breathing and sleep apnea, and bruxism (teeth grinding) has restored the quality of life for individuals near and far who formerly suffered from persistent migraines, jaw locking or mobility issues, daytime fatigue, and other symptoms of these conditions (or related conditions). Disorders such as sleep apnea have been associated with several dangerous complications, including an increased risk of developing hypertension and cardiovascular incidents. It has been highly satisfying for our team to transform our patients’ lives for the better and to help them to avoid potentially life-altering complications.
Treatment, not just “symptom relief”
Additionally, we can facilitate these transformations conservatively, efficiently, and non-invasively with oral appliance therapy. Oral appliances promote healthy breathing by repositioning the tissues that block the airway during sleep. The tongue and throat tissues may become so lax that they prevent uninterrupted breathing through the night. It is essential to get to the root cause of the problem, which provides sustained relief and real change. For us, intervention is about more than merely “masking” the problem or resolving the symptoms with pain-relieving drugs.
We may find that orthodontic problems are to blame for conditions such as TMJDs; for instance, treatment may be necessary to bring harmony and balance to the interconnected oral structures and tissues that support healthy function. Proper alignment and bite release the stress placed on the TM joints, which leads to the likes of radiating facial pain, tension headaches, earaches, jaw locking, and tinnitus (“ringing of the ears”). The root cause of these symptoms can often be corrected without cumbersome, low-compliance CPAP therapy or invasive and unnecessary surgical interventions.
Advanced precision diagnostics further complements Dr. Danner’s considerable experience and expertise. We use non-invasive digital scanning and advanced 3-D radiography (x-rays) to accurately evaluate the anatomical features of your mouth and associated structures. These tools give us a clear and detailed picture of the state and function of the oral cavity and maxillofacial tissues, which is then applied to inform the most effective treatment plans to resolve the underlying problem(s) or imbalances efficiently. Move forward from your symptoms. Enjoy your life to the fullest. Start the process today by calling us at (330) 915-3390 or filling out the pre-screening assessment on this website.
Sleep-Apnea Is A Medical
Problem With A Dental Solution
Dr. Jeff Danner
CRANIOFACIAL SLEEP MEDICINE
Dr. Jeff Danner has successfully treated patients worldwide suffering from jaw joint and facial pain, headaches, and sleep apnea. He offers that expertise and his years of experience to patients in Canton, Ohio, and New York, NY, providing a comprehensive system for eliminating facial, jaw, and head pain and alleviating related issues of often unrecognized sleep-disordered breathing.
Snoring may be common, but it’s NOT normal. We offer treatment for sleep abnormalities that cause snoring, gasping, apnea, and other interrupted sleep patterns.
For patients struggling with pain or locking in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), oral appliance therapy offers a comfortable and comprehensive solution.
Headaches & Migraines
An open airway during sleep can provide much-needed oxygen and relief for sufferers of frequent headaches, migraines, and neck pain.
Not everyone wants to sleep with a big mask on their head. We have comfortable alternative treatments that allow you to travel and get quality sleep anywhere you go.
Tinnitus/Ringing in the Ears
Chronic and persistent ringing in the ears (called tinnitus) may be caused by inflammation related to airway obstruction and can be relieved with custom treatment.
Regularly waking up sleepy in the morning and feeling drowsy during the day is a common symptom of sleep-disordered breathing, which can be easily treated.
Our Simple Process to the
Restful Sleep You Deserve
We’ll perform a comprehensive oral evaluation for signs & symptoms of sleep disorders, including high-tech diagnostic imagery with 3D digital X-rays & scans to view your Airway.
Home Sleep Test
No need to go to a lab and get hooked up with wires like a test subject. We have home sleep testing that allows you to get a more genuine night’s sleep during testing.
We commonly treat sleep disorders with proprietary custom oral appliance therapy to comfortably open your Airway for restful sleep with no mask or hose.
Reap The Benefits
Our patients frequently experience not only improvement in their sleep but also in their overall health. Quality sleep increases energy, decreases stress, and reduces the risk of disease.
Sleep Apnea takes lives
The story of Carrie Ekinrode
I came home, I took Hunter to school at about 7’ o clock and I opened up the door to our bedroom, and my 3 year old daughter was sitting on her mom’s bed grasping her hands, and my 3 year old looked at me and said “Mommy is cold and she won’t wake up.” And I instantly knew that she was gone. I think there were like 7 police cars, and 2 ambulances and 2 fire trucks – those sounds combined with “She is cold and she won’t wake up” it drives me every day.
Carrie Ekinrode died on October 27th, 2015 from Sleep Apnea. We never thought of her Sleep Apnea as a problem, we just thought it was this mildly annoying thing that we had to deal with. No one ever told us, no one ever raised the warning flag and had they maybe I would have made her wear the CPAP thing – what we now know is that her entire tormented life, and all the challenges physically and mentally that she had, are all a direct result of ‘no one figured this out’.
I had a very good friend of mine and he called me one day and he said, “I think I met a new client for you” and then he introduced me to Kirk Huntsman who is the CEO of Vivos. In our first conversation, he told me the story of Vivos. He started talking about the studies that have now linked Sleep Apnea to all these other serious health problems, and I think there is a list of about 30, and Carrie had 9. Literally, the list that he read off to me I was like – this is her story, this is her list. I started crying and I explained to him how I had just lost Carrie, and that she had all of those things. Those core morbidities ultimately is what took her life. I believe if she would have had this treatment she would be here today. She would probably be sitting in this chair telling you her own story of success.
Her entire life would have been different. I didn’t know then that it would be my life’s pursuit to be able to tell this story and to be able to help families recognize and see the changes that can come through this treatment. That is why this is my mission.
Bryan Ferre shares his heartfelt experience of losing his beloved wife Carrie Ekinrode to Sleep Apnea.
He shares his firm belief in the importance of generating awareness about this disease which is a silent killer, and how his wife would still be here today if he knew then what he knew today.
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