Marietta Dentist Provides Life-Changing Treatment for Sleep Apnea and Snoring

porcelain veneers, dr wayne suway, cosmetic dentistry, cosmetic dentist in marietta, sleep apnea

Dr. Wayne Suway offers effective treatment options for cases of mild to severe sleep apnea, as well as snoring. If left undiagnosed and untreated, sleep apnea can be a life-threatening condition.

Marietta, GA – According to Marietta cosmetic dentist Wayne Suway, DDS, about 30 to 40% of Americans have some form of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The condition often occurs when there is a restriction in the airway – such as the tonsils, a large tongue, or structures inside oral nasal passages that become very relaxed during sleep – blocking a positive flow of air. This can cause breathing cessations of up to 10 seconds or more while sleeping. Dr. Suway notes that sleep apnea can be a life-threatening problem if not treated, as it limits the amount of oxygen your body receives, leading to very serious health problems – even the risk of sudden cardiac death. He says, whether one needs treatment for obstructive sleep apnea or other conditions caused by restricted airways during sleep, such as snoring, there are advanced options available to help those affected get a better night’s rest.

Although dentists cannot diagnose sleep apnea, Dr. Suway says he can identify signs of the condition and recommend further tests. If a patient has concerns of snoring or other symptoms of OSA, he will provide a screening questionnaire for them to complete. Depending on the results, Dr. Suway may recommend a thorough exam of the throat and structures in the area to determine the possible cause of the restricted breathing. Since this is based on observation alone, he notes the only positive way to know if a patient has sleep apnea is to undergo a sleep study, where a physician can make the diagnosis and determine the severity. Dr. Suway explains that dentists can usually treat snoring, but treatment of OSA can only be done following a medical diagnosis.

Depending on the type of OSA a patient has–mild, moderate, or severe–treatment will vary. At Dr. Suway’s cosmetic dentistry practice, he may refer a patient with severe OSA to a surgeon for surgical intervention, should it be necessary. For most patients, however, he will recommend use of the continuous positive air pressure (CPAP) machine or an oral appliance. If a patient has mild to moderate OSA, or has severe OSA but cannot tolerate the CPAP, Dr. Suway may provide a dorsal oral appliance as an alternative. The dorsal oral appliance is similar to a custom-fitted mouthguard and is designed to help maintain a positive airflow through breathing passages during sleep. Through this device, he says he is able provide more customized treatment, as it can be altered for better efficacy. Dr. Suway discusses the significant potential of the oral appliance in his recent blog post entitled, “Dr. Suway Reveals the Impact of Sleep Apnea Treatment.”

Dr. Suway recommends anyone who suffers from snoring or fears they may have sleep apnea seek medical help, as obstructed breathing at night is a treatable condition that does not need to be endured, and can in fact pose significant dangers to one’s health. He says he is proud to offer such life-changing treatments at his practice and hopes people will not hesitate to seek out treatment options for these common conditions.

About Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Dr. Wayne Suway has been a practicing dentist in the Atlanta area for over 30 years. He was awarded Mastership status by the Academy of General Dentistry for his continued education and excellence in the dental field. Dr. Suway provides a range of dentistry options at his Marietta practice, which includes such treatments as teeth whitening, porcelain veneers and dental implants. He is available for interview upon request.

The practice can be reached online at and


Dr. Wayne G. Suway
1820 The Exchange SE, Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 953-1752

Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD.

Our Patient Reviews

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 40 reviews

Missy Stone

I have known Dr. Suway for 30 years. My parents found him originally and made me a believer and life long friend and patient. In the years since, I have recommended my husband, son and friends. I would hear that going to the dentist was a fear of many people. I could never understand that because it was always a pleasure to come to Dr. Suway’s office. His staff are so professional, gentle and kind. It’s nice to see the same faces twice a year. You can tell they love working with him. I tell people that Dr. Suway gives the best shots – you can’t even feel a pinch. My son who hates needles, has no problem getting a shot for a filling. I love Dr. Suway’s personality. When you walk in the office you might hear him singing a country western song. I have porcelain veneers on my front teeth and am so thrilled. It’s been 10 years and they are still white and beautiful. He is an artist and perfectionist who loves to make people happy. I recommend Dr. Suway to become your dentist. He is a man of character and professionalism, yet down to earth. If you choose Dr. Suway, you’ll get an excellent dentist, but also a friend for life.

Dennis & Maria Liber

Dr. Suway is very relaxed and as a result we find that we are very relaxed as well. He takes the time to listen when we have concerns and he answers questions fully. We never feel like he is rushing from us to another patient. When we do need fillings, crowns or any other extensive work, he is concerned that we are comfortable and feeling no pain.

Nealean K. Austin

Through the years, we have found Dr. Suway to be a skillful perfectionist in all areas of his profession. He keeps abreast of and utilizes the latest dental techniques to improve and ensure the longevity of his patient’s teeth. He is a caring, personable professional who always greets his patients with a sincere, ready smile. Dr. Suway is also a ‘confidence booster.’ I say this because by the time I was 30 years old I was wearing dentures. He immediately recognized a self-conscious young wife, mother and professional who needed his professional help. His approach to boosting my confidence was through dental implants. At that time dental implants were a relatively new procedure. Dr. Suway carefully explained to me the advantages of dental implants and was proactive in working with my insurance provider to ensure that they understood the correlation between the required dental procedures and health plan benefits. I can smile with confidence forever because of Dr. Suway. Dr. Suway’s staff is a mirror image of his positive professionalism. They are always courteous, knowledgeable, efficient and personable. Appointments are scheduled at your convenience. You know that your time is valued because at the precise time of your appointment you are greeted, then immediately seen by either Dr. Suway or a hygienist. His work is outstanding and he is one of a kind.

Allison Lewis

My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Suway since 1988. Dr. Suway and his staff have provided us with state-of-the-art oral health care in a pleasant, friendly and compassionate environment for many years. Dr. Suway has done many procedures for me including root canals, crowns and a bridge. His work is beautiful. He is truly a perfectionist and that is exactly what I want in a dentist. I would never trust my smile to anyone other then Dr. Suway.