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Washington Dental Sleep Medicine

Helping Patients Achieve Healthy Sleep & Healthy Lives

Do you not feel rested despite getting a full night of sleep? If so, you may be one of the millions of Americans who suffer from sleep apnea, a condition that can have more serious consequences if left untreated. Fortunately, you can get the help you need to treat sleep apnea from our dental team at Four Rivers Periodontics and Implant Specialists.

A periodontist might not be who you would expect for help with your sleep, but our team can focus on more than just your teeth and gum tissue. When you reach out to us for dental sleep medicine services, we can help you address conditions such as sleep apnea that affect your ability to get a restful night’s sleep. When you are ready to learn more about how we can help, reach out to us to schedule a consultation.

Call (636) 242-6450 or contact us online for dental sleep medicine in Washinton.

What Is Dental Sleep Medicine?

Dental Sleep Medicine is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the treatment and management of sleep-related breathing disorders. These disorders include snoring, upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS), and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

What Is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that affects millions of people around the world. It is characterized by pauses in breathing or shallow breaths during sleep. These pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes and can occur multiple times throughout the night.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the more common type, accounting for approximately 84% of all sleep apnea cases. It occurs when the muscles in the back of the throat relax and block the airway, causing breathing to temporarily stop or become shallow.

Some symptoms of sleep apnea can include:

  • Loud snoring
  • Waking up with a dry mouth or sore throat
  • Morning headaches
  • Daytime fatigue

If left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to serious health complications such as high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and even death.

Sleep apnea can affect anyone, regardless of age or gender. However, certain factors may increase the risk of developing sleep apnea, such as obesity, family history, and physical characteristics like a narrowed airway or enlarged tonsils. Other medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease are also associated with an increased risk of sleep apnea.

Dental Sleep Medicine Treatment Options

One of the most common ways to treat sleep apnea is with a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine. This medical device requires the patient to wear a mask that supplies air while they sleep. Many people, however, find CPAP machines uncomfortable and often wonder if there are any alternatives.

In some cases, patients can treat sleep apnea with an oral appliance. These custom-made devices are worn in the mouth during sleep—not unlike a retainer. Most commonly, they work by adjusting the position of the wearer’s jaw.

At Four Rivers Periodontics and Implant Specialists, we are dedicated to providing quality dental sleep medicine in Washington. We use an evaluation technique called pharyngometry to determine the jaw’s optimal position to keep the airway open. This helps us to fine-tune each oral appliance to the patient’s needs, take some of the guesswork out of the process, and put the patient on the path toward better sleep.

Are You Ready for a Good Night of Sleep?

If you have been struggling to get a good night of sleep, you may be affected by sleep apnea, a common condition that your dentist can address. Our dental sleep medicine services in Washington can help you open obstructed air pathways without using a CPAP machine, allowing you the chance to get better sleep.

For more information about our services, contact Four Rivers Periodontics and Implant Specialists online.

  • The American Board of Periodontology
    The American Board of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association: 2011-Present
    American Dental Association: 2011-Present
  • Missouri Dental Association: 2011-Present
    Missouri Dental Association: 2011-Present
  • America Academy of Periodontology: 2015-Present
    America Academy of Periodontology: 2015-Present
  • Greater St. Louis Dental Society: 2017-Present
    Greater St. Louis Dental Society: 2017-Present
  • Women In Medicine: Top Periodontist: 2020
    Women In Medicine: Top Periodontist: 2020
  • American Association for Women Dentists: 2012-Present
    American Association for Women Dentists: 2012-Present
  • Southwest District of GSLDS: 2017-Present
    Southwest District of GSLDS: 2017-Present
  • Midwest Society of Periodontology: 2016-Present
    Midwest Society of Periodontology: 2016-Present

Periodontics & Implant Specialists

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  • Jessica  Scully, D.D.S., M.S. Photo
    Jessica Scully, D.D.S., M.S.


    Washington, MO Periodontist Dr. Scully grew up in the Greater St. Louis area. She attended Rice University in Houston, TX, where she earned her B.S. in Bioengineering. After college, she attended UMKC School of Dentistry where she earned her D.D.S.. Dr. Scully stayed at UMKC to earn her Certificate in Periodontics while also earning her M.S. in Craniofacial Sciences. Dr. Scully is excited to be back in the St. Louis area and offer her services to Franklin County and the surrounding areas. She is ...
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    Registered Dental Hygienist

    Sandy is a Registered Dental Hygienist who graduated from St. Louis Community College in 2021. She prides herself on making patients feel comfortable and building relationships while educating on the importance of overall oral health. Sandy is excited to have a career that she loves and is grateful to be working with such an amazing team at Four Rivers Periodontics and Implant Specialists.
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    Front Office

    Amanda has been with our practice for 2 years. She enjoys helping patients understand what to expect from treatment to insurance. Making sure you feel comfortable, informed, and confident in the treatment and car eyou receive, is her number one priority. Amanda enjoys baking, playing cards, and relaxing at home with her 2 daughters, and her dog Roxy.
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    Surgical Assistant

    Alicia has over 15 years' experience in the dental field. She received her certificate in Dental Assisting from Intellitec Medical Institute in Colorado Springs, CO. She enjoys getting to know each patient and providing a personal touch for each patient encounter. Alicia appreciates the team approach to providing the highest level of care possible.
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    Surgical Assistant

    Aurora has over three years of experience in the dental field. Aurora is also going to school to become a Periodontist and Implant Specialist as well. She loves interacting with patients and getting to meet new people. Aurora loves helping the community.
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    Surgical Assistant

    Nicole is a dedicated dental assistant at our periodontics office, known for her professionalism and ability to make patients feel comfortable. She is an essential part of our team, contributing to the smooth operation of our office and ensuring patient visits are as pleasant as possible.
    Gentle & Reassuring

    “Thank you Dr. Scully! I learned more about my gums and teeth today. I had my blood pressure checked. Dr. Scully was gentle and reassuring about my procedure. Thank you!”

    - Pattie
    Very Thorough & Gentle

    “Dr. Scully took her time doing my exam. Very thorough. Needed a deep cleaning done. Dr. Scully was so gentle and reassuring. I knew I was in good hands when surgery began.”

    - Cathy

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