A new practice has opened that is entirely dedicated to the field of dental sleep medicine.
Dr. Becky Fox opened Pennsylvania Dental Sleep Medicine, an affiliate of Pittsburgh Dental Sleep Medicine in August at Olde Liberty Square at 4813 Jonestown Road, Suite 104 in Lower Paxton Township. Fox provides treatment for snoring, sleep apnea, obstructed airways, and teeth grinding. She treats patients with obstructive sleep apnea and snoring disorders by fitting them with a removable oral appliance, that fits over a person’s teeth and is used to open a person’s airways during sleep.
She has been a dentist for more than 25 years and is credentialed by the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Some people with sleep apnea choose an oral appliance as an alternative treatment to a CPAP (Continuous positive airway pressure) machine.
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In June of last year, there was a major product recall regarding CPAP machines impacting millions of people globally. Philips Respironics recalled certain devices due to potential health risks. The company says it has shipped more than 1.8 million replacement machines as of Sept. 28, 2022 but, not all of its customers have received a replacement yet. On Sept. 6 Philips also recalled certain masks used with CPAP machines.
“Unfortunately, it’s the patients who are suffering and who may not be treating their disease because of these continued issues,” Fox said.
In light of the recalls that have impacted people with sleep apnea, Fox hopes to be one part of the solution locally.
Fox is the former owner of Fox Dental in Lemoyne.
The practice is accepting new patients. The new office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
— Business Buzz