Dental Services

Sleep Apnea, Snoring & Airway Dentistry

We specialize in addressing snoring and sleep apnea, offering innovative and non-invasive solutions designed to treat some of the root causes of snoring and airway issues.

Do you find yourself or your loved ones grappling with snoring issues or disrupted sleep? If so, you’re not alone, but here’s the catch—the problem may not be what you think it is.

At Oak Tree Dental in Sebastopol, CA, we understand the importance of a good night’s sleep and the impact it has on your overall well-being. Dr. Anthony Grados, our experienced dental professional, specializes in addressing snoring and sleep apnea, offering innovative solutions that go beyond the surface. It’s time to uncover the true culprits behind your sleep woes and embark on a journey towards restful, uninterrupted nights.


What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea arises when the muscles in your neck and throat excessively relax, leading to the collapse of your airway and intermittent interruptions in your breathing patterns. This, in turn, can result in diminished oxygen levels and a notable elevation in blood pressure during your sleep, potentially contributing to the occurrence of “silent strokes” that can impair cognitive function.

Emerging research has connected sleep apnea to chronic health issues such as:

  • Cardiovascular conditions
  • diabetes
  • persistent fatigue
  • autoimmune disorders
  • chronic pain
  • recurring headaches.

Discovering the relationship between sleep apnea and these health issues underscores the significance of addressing sleep disturbances comprehensively to safeguard your overall well-being.


Signs You May Have Sleep Apnea

During Sleep

  • Snoring
  • Gasping Episodes
  • Breathing Stops
  • Mouth Breathing
  • Sleep Apnea

While Awake

  • Daytime Drowsiness
  • Headaches
  • Chronic Pain
  • Attention Deficit
  • Mood Swings / Anxiety / Depression
  • Memory Issues / Dementia / Alzheimers

Medical & Health Conditions

  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Allergies
  • Hypothyroidism

Sleep apnea treatment solutions

Oral Appliance vs CPAP

CPAP therapy: utilizes a machine to deliver controlled air pressure through a sleep mask, maintaining an open airway and alleviating symptoms. Compliance with this therapy regimen is essential for effectiveness.

Although Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy stands as the prevailing remedy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), it’s crucial to recognize that it entails a lifelong commitment. CPAP therapy primarily targets the management of symptoms rather than tackling the fundamental causes.

Oral Appliance Therapy: is a comfortable and convenient approach to treat sleep apnea. It involves using a custom-fitted dental device, like the Vivos System, to gently reposition the jaw, widening the airway and improving airflow during sleep.

Benefits:

  1. Comfort & Convenience: Unlike bulky CPAP machines, oral appliances are compact, portable, and comfortable to wear.
  2. High Compliance: Patients find oral appliances easier to use, promoting consistent treatment.
  3. Effective for Various Cases: It works for mild to moderate and even some severe sleep apnea cases.
  4. Limited Duration: Treatment typically lasts about 2 years, addressing the root causes of sleep apnea.

Vivos Sleep Apnea Treatment

vivos sleep apnea

Breathe Better, Sleep Better, Feel Better

Are you ready to experience a new lease on life with obstructive sleep apnea? The Vivos Method has already transformed the lives of over 27,000 patients worldwide, offering a path to relief that doesn’t involve CPAP machines or surgical implants.

Why Choose the Vivos Method? 

Discover the benefits of the Vivos Method for sleep apnea treatment:

  1. CPAP-Free: Bid farewell to the discomfort of CPAP machines and masks. The Vivos Method offers a non-invasive alternative to help you breathe and sleep better.
  2. No Surgical Implants: Say goodbye to invasive surgical procedures. The Vivos Method is designed to address the root causes of sleep apnea without the need for implants.

Join the ranks of those who have reclaimed their restful nights with the Vivos Method. It’s time to breathe better, sleep better, and feel better. Experience the difference in sleep apnea treatment that puts your comfort and well-being first.



FAQ’s

Should snoring be ignored?

Snoring is not merely a loud and bothersome noise; it can serve as an important indicator of a Sleep Breathing Disorder (SBD) that should not be taken lightly. It is estimated that around 42 million Americans are affected by SBDs.

One of the most prevalent types of SBD is Obstructive Sleep Apnea, a medical condition in which the tongue and soft tissues obstruct the airway, preventing proper airflow into the lungs. Recognizing the potential seriousness of SBDs is crucial for prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

More people have sleep apnea than you think.

1 in 5 adults have mild OSA
1 in 15 have moderate to severe OSA
9% of middle-aged women and 25% of middle-aged men suffer from OSA

What’s sleep apnea’s impact on health?

  • Mild OSA is found in 70% of heart attack patients.
  • Sleep Apnea affects 86% of obese individuals with type 2 Diabetes.
  • Hypertension is present in 43% of patients with mild OSA.
  • Sleep Apnea is experienced by 48% of individuals with type 2 Diabetes.
  • Drowsy driving causes around 100,000 car accidents annually.
  • Individuals with Sleep Apnea are at a 4 times higher risk of stroke.
  • Untreated Sleep Apnea can lead to memory problems, weight gain, impotence, and headaches.
  • Over 20 years, untreated OSA can reduce survivability by 30% or more.
  • Drowsy driving results in 100,000 car accidents, 40,000 injuries, and 1,550 deaths yearly.
  • Approximately 38,000 deaths each year are associated with Sleep Apnea-related cardiovascular problems, including high blood pressure, hypertension, and stroke.

Is the sleep apnea treatment covered by insurance?

Good news! You have the option to seek reimbursement from your medical insurance company, however, it’s important to note that your medical insurance plan might have some limits or exclusions on the coverage amount.

To get all the details specific to your plan, it’s best to reach out directly to your Medical/Dental insurance company. They’ll be able to provide you with the specifics related to your coverage and answer any questions you may have. It’s always good to stay informed and make the most of your insurance benefits!

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Tasha K
03:22 11 Jun 24
I really appreciate Dr. Graddos and his staff and recommend this practice for basic and complex dental needs.
Paul Brady
18:48 07 Jun 24
They really make it easy and comfortableGreat team Very highly recommended
Kathy Allen
10:53 07 Jun 24
Friendly and professional service.outstanding service!!!!!
Matthew Woodruff
02:12 31 May 24
Ari Laquidara
15:32 29 May 24
Excellent service. Fantastic staff and team. I feel really lucky to have them right in my back yard in Sebastopol!
ken Mccauley
14:08 24 May 24
Rita Tanner
02:19 22 May 24
I have been going to the same dentist office for 56 years and he retired. I had great referrals from a friend for Dr.Grados.and his staff. So hard going to someone new but they did everything to make me comfortable. All very nice and explained everything. Also Dr. Grados took his time with me and never seemed to be in a hurry. Would recommend him and his friendly office highly.
Donald Lipmanson
03:39 15 May 24
Dr. Grados and his staff are extremely competent, friendly and reassuring, the office is immaculate and appealing, plus the pricing is quite competitive. So happy to have found this practice.
Carl Tennenbaum
00:05 15 May 24
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21:11 14 May 24
Sandra Rosso
17:19 09 May 24
Monique is always friendly and efficient.Andrea set me up in a dental chair with her always great personality. I am in a wheelchair, and she made every safe accommodation for my transfer to and from the dental chair.Dr. N was very pleasant, gentle, thorough and honest with his treatment and conclusion about my tooth.As always, I am pleased with this dental practice.
Charlotte Sue McKinney
15:50 30 Apr 24
Grateful to Dr. Grados and his staff at Oak Tree Dental for fitting me in for emergency dental care. Disaster averted! No pain!
Dorothy Janson
02:37 30 Apr 24
Love the folks at Oak Tree Dental!!They take the time to make sure I'm aware of my dental health. Connie is the best hygienist!! Dr Grados is so gentle and always asks if I'm still ok! The entire staff is super.
Melissa Ferland
02:16 26 Apr 24
Stephen Gause
02:13 24 Apr 24
K Pflu
02:56 19 Apr 24
terry rusinow
03:56 17 Apr 24
This was my first visit to this dentist. Front office help were wonderful and the assistant was also friendly and terrific and Dr Grados was extremely thorough and took his time and answered any questions I had. I really liked the feel of this office, it's small and not rushed and very convenient to where I live. I look forward to having him as my dentist.
Gangadai L
15:47 05 Apr 24
Very courteous and friendly customer service. I received prompt attention to my concerns.Highly recommend.
Candace Demeduc
19:01 02 Apr 24
Ida Kearney
02:25 02 Apr 24
Very focused on patient comfort and education, very kind, and made getting a new crown a breeze!
Debra Woods
19:17 26 Mar 24
Full service dental practice that does a great job with pain management. Dr Grados is an excellent dentist.
J. Redus
20:08 25 Mar 24
All-Around Excellent! I just started with Oak Tree Dental 6 months ago and I've already completed a daunting treatment plan including four replacement crowns and five fillings! The staff there is kind and responsive, and they seem dedicated to their work. Dr. Grados is a nice guy and a very experienced dentist. He does excellent work. OTD can get a lot of work done at each appointment, and they have always been ready to address concerns that come up. They are great if you don't have dental insurance because they have a plan just for that. I ended up paying less than I would have with my old dentist, with much better care in less time. Thank you Oak Tree Dental!
Lynette Farr Moss
05:40 21 Mar 24
I was a patient at the sebastopol dental office prior to Dr. Grados purchasing the practice. It’s hard forMe to make changes but after my first visit with Dr. Grados I was happy to move forward with him as my new dentist. Without reservation, I am very pleased with his work, how the office is managed, and his personal attention and sensitivity to health and financial needs. I can highly recommend Dr Grados and his office staff for their knowledge expertise and professional services.
Clare Sitzer
02:35 19 Mar 24
I love Oak Tree Dental. They are very helpful and such a kind team!
Eve Stewart
02:17 15 Mar 24
Oak Tree Dental is wonderful!
Anne Barron
02:29 12 Mar 24
Some old fillings (50 years or so) are deteriorating. So rather than wait for a broken tooth, today I got a crown. I really appreciate the modern technology that completes the process in one visit! Friendly staff answers all my questions. I will return for all my future dental care!
Tina Mico
16:50 08 Mar 24
I'm new patient to Oak Tree Dental. Just had my first teeth cleaning there, and I was very impressed. Everyone working here is so friendly and very good at explaining the procedures. Very efficient and professional. I'm really happy I found this place.
dawn fox
14:43 08 Mar 24
Top-notch dentistry! Very considerate of any pain or discomfort. A welcoming environment and a gentle dentist! Appreciate the exceptional service.
Joshua Bradt
21:04 05 Mar 24
Excellent and thorough care with lots of explaining of what is happening, what happens next, and why.
Sam Werback
03:53 05 Mar 24
Fine time at the dentist today. As always Oak Tree Dental is friendly and efficient. Went in for a crown which led to the discovery that a root canal was needed. Oak Tree arranged for the root canal ... SAME Day. Fantastic. Now complete. Thanks!
Paul Van Diest
03:53 02 Mar 24
Knowledgeable and thorough service and information.
Hollie Martin
03:42 01 Mar 24
Very friendly office staff. My crown procedure was painless and quick. They created the crown in the office so what might be two appointments was only one. Dr. is attentive and knowledgeable. I would recommend Oak Tree Dental.
Arline Thomas
16:19 23 Feb 24
I had a fantastic experience getting my teeth cleaned and checked out.Very thorough.Excellent all around!
Evelina
19:10 22 Feb 24
Toby Hanson
05:14 16 Feb 24
Thank you for such a nice dental experience. Carla did a great job cleaning my teeth!
Alessa Sotelo
16:08 13 Feb 24
When looking for a new dentist in Sonoma County, Dr. Grados and his team at Oak Tree Dental came highly recommended, and now I know why! I started with Monique at the front desk, who is so sweet and kind and immediately made me feel more confident in my decision in choosing them. When my first appointment came around, Dr. Grados was very welcoming. First exams with a dentist can always be a bit nerve racking, but Dr. Grados made lighthearted conversation, was efficient and gentle the whole time. Connie, who has been a hygienist for well over 20 years, also has a real talent for making me feel relaxed while cleaning my teeth. Everyone at Oak Tree Dental is judgement free, caring and very knowledgeable. They make going to the dentist easy.
Ann Hill
18:52 09 Feb 24
Toni Noto (DJ Floyd)
18:18 09 Feb 24
I'm really happy with Oak Tree Dental. They take really good care of my teeth and everyone is really nice and gentle. My teeth have never been healthier and it's because of this office.
Nikki Miller
22:32 25 Jan 24
I just had my first new patient appointment with Oak Tree Dental. So far, I am very impressed with the personal attention and their concern for my comfort as well as explaining procedures they would be doing. Monique is amazing with attention to detail, communication, and follow up.
Carol Duenas
16:00 23 Jan 24
Good experience. I don't like going to the dentist but the staff and the Dr are good at making me feel relaxed.
BRIAN WILSON
05:46 19 Jan 24
Professional service; clean office; happy staff
Gary Tognozzi
14:56 17 Jan 24
Kelsey Farwell
06:22 17 Jan 24
Lou Lilyeblade Gordon
03:35 16 Jan 24
I hadn’t been to the dentist in a while. Oak Tree got my fixed up and on the right track without pain or judgment.
Denis Quinlan
04:56 10 Jan 24
Dr. Grados is a consummate professional, combining excellent people skills with solid professional practices. He embraces technical advances in his discipline to the advantage of patients. The Oak Tree support team is superbly capable and caring.
Mikamira Laska
03:21 09 Jan 24
Staff friendly and doctors very thorough!
Victor Kremer
04:15 07 Jan 24
Chip Castleberry
03:30 21 Dec 23
Always a good visit
Alexis Boutin
23:03 17 Dec 23
I've been a patient at Oak Tree Dental since it opened, and always appreciated their services. But recently, when I suffered a dental emergency, the response by Dr. Grados and team went above and beyond. I called in the morning and was in the dentist's chair by noon. They offered me an option for resolution that was quick and affordable - and fixed the problem! I am so grateful.
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Meet the Doctors

Dr. Anthony Grados and Dr. Karimeh Shehadeh are a husband and wife team dedicated to making Sebastopol smile. After Dr. Grados completed dental school at NYU and Dr. Shehadeh completed dental school at University of the Pacific, the two met during residency in Brooklyn and married a few years later. 

After moving back to California, the two fell in love with Sebastopol and purchased their dental practice. As new Sebastopol residents, they’re looking forward to enjoying the area’s relaxed pace of life, providing great dental care and forming long-lasting relationships with their patients as they become part of the community.

Dr. Anthony Grados and Dr. Karimeh Shehadeh

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