Sleep Dentistry

Skokie, IL Sleep Dentist

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If you are dealing with certain sleep issues you may not immediately think of turning to your dentist; however, some dentists such as our very own Dr. Wendy Shorr specialize in sleep dentistry. This means that Dr. Shorr can provide you with the treatment and care you need right here in Skokie, IL if snoring or obstructive sleep apnea are making it tough to get the sound sleep you need. Dr. Shorr has been treating patients for snoring and sleep apnea for well over a decade and is proud to be one of only a few hundred dentists in the nation that are board certified by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. 

Turning to a Dentist for Sleep Problems

Dr. Shorr is a sleep specialist and expert in sleep dentistry, having undergone additional training in the area of Dental Sleep Medicine. Thanks to this training, Dr. Shorr can provide her patients with even more treatment options geared to improve the lives of those living with certain sleep disorders.

Some reasons to turn to our sleep dentist include:

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

This is one of the most common sleep disorders that our dental team treats. This condition causes airway blockages while a person sleeps, which temporarily halts breathing and leads to a host of serious health problems if not properly treated. By fitting our patients with a special oral device, we can help keep airways open while they sleep. This is a great option for people dealing with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. We are proud to offer our patients CPAP therapy alternatives that are convenient, comfortable, and easy to use. Learn more about our oral appliance therapy to treat sleep apnea here


Loud, chronic snoring isn’t just annoying; it can also impact your health. People who snore often don’t get restful sleep. Many people who are loud snorers also have obstructive sleep apnea. Regardless of whether your snoring is due to sleep apnea or not, Dr. Shorr and her team can improve your snoring with oral appliance therapy. Learn more about snoring and the effects it can have on your life (beyond just a poor night's sleep) here.

Jaw Pain

Do you wake up with a sore, achy, and painful jaw? If so, this can be a telltale sign that you’re dealing with TMJ disorder or nightly teeth grinding. To protect your teeth from excessive wear and tear, as well as to alleviate jaw pain and discomfort, we can provide you with a custom-made nightguard that you only have to wear while you sleep but can provide you with the relief you need from your nighttime symptoms.

Is snoring or sleep apnea plaguing you at night? Sleep dentist Dr. Wendy Shorr, DDS can help. Call our Skokie, IL office today at (847) 673-8883 to book a consultation with our sleep specialist!

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