Sleep Apnea / Airway Assessment

Everyone enjoys a good night’s sleep, but when a sleep apnea condition prevents this from happening, you should visit TMJ Therapy Sleep Solution for treatment. Sleep apnea not only stops you from feeling rested by inhibiting your breathing throughout the night, but it can also affect your mood and put strain on your heart. Our doctors know how harmful this problem is, which is why he provides oral appliances that allow you to breathe continuously while sleeping. Schedule a visit with Dr. Shane Jessen today to treat your sleep apnea in Utah.


Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder marked by interruptions and pauses in breathing during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by obstructions in the airway, such as the tongue rolling back in the throat or collapsed tissues in the airway. Untreated sleep apnea can contribute to several serious health conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and liver problems.

Sleep apnea must be diagnosed by a sleep physician. We recommend that you talk to your dentist, as well as your doctor, if you suffer from the symptoms of sleep apnea. Common signs of sleep apnea include:

  • Extreme drowsiness during the day
  • Personality changes and irritability
  • Difficulty staying asleep
  • Snoring
  • Awakening with a very dry or sore throat
  • Frequent morning headaches

Sleep apnea treatment may depend on the severity of the condition. If you suffer from mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, our oral surgeon may recommend an oral appliance. The oral appliance works to treat obstructive sleep apnea by fitting over your teeth and keeping your airway open while you sleep. It can work by preventing the tongue from blocking the air passage or by holding your jaw in a position that prevents airway blockages during sleep. For more information on sleep apnea treatment, we welcome you to call us today to schedule. We are committed to helping you improve your health!

I had Dr. Jessen meet with me for a digital scan, and a take home device for a home sleep study.  The use of the device was so easy to use and understand.  He then read my study and told me what his findings where.  He decided to have a splint made to wear at night and also gave some nasal devices.  I feel so much better.  As, Dr. Jessen explained to me about getting proper rest and how much it effects our lives.  I do not snore anymore.  Thank you, Dr. Jessen, for listening and explaining my care and treatment in detail.

Tiffani P.

The staff was absolutely amazing. We are from Chicago and passing through when my boyfriend had a dental emergency. The local dentist referred us to Dr. Jessen after he was unable to extract his teeth due to the horrible infection. We called in the morning and they were able to fit us in that afternoon. Everyone from the receptionist to the assistant and the doctor were wonderful.

Learn more about our procedures:

Wisdom Teeth

Dental Implants

Corrective Jaw Surgery

IV Sedation / Anesthesia

Oral Pathology

Bone Grafting

Sleep Apnea is an interruption of sleep. Sleep apnea can cause weight gain, memory loss, heart disease and other serious health issues. Dr. Jessen can diagnosis your sleep patterns and help you by finding solutions with treatment. Get a good night sleep and feel better.

Call Dr. Jessen today for your Sleep Apnea and Airway Assessment. 801-845-9809