About 90 percent of people who suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea go undiagnosed,” says Dr. Lekha Tull, a dentist who specializes in treating people with this condition. Undiagnosed and untreated sleep apnea can lead to additional and potentially fatal health problems. Sleep apnea has been linked to conditions including stroke, heart attack, diabetes, GERD, dementia, weight gain, and hypertension.

Partnering with Sleep Group Solutions and other local sleep clinics, Dr. Tull can now diagnose and treat obstructive sleep apnea using oral appliance therapy, comfortable, effective, and non-invasive alternative to CPAP machines and painful surgeries.

Common symptoms of sleep apnea include snoring, waking in the morning feeling unrefreshed, difficulty falling or staying asleep, excessive daytime sleepiness, difficulty concentrating, waking up choking or gasping for air, and morning or night time headaches.

Dr. Tull established her Princeton dental practice to bring excellence in the most current procedures and care to the community. She participates in continuing education to be at the leading edge of procedures and technology.

She received her degree in dental surgery from Northwestern University in 1985 and holds a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. She underwent a two-year preceptorship in Implant Surgery at South Orange Hospital and has had surgical training in implants from the American College of Implants.

She is certified in Invisalign®, Lumineers®, and CEREC®, as well as Dental Sleep Medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the Eco Dentistry Association, and the SomnoMed Academy for clinical sleep disorder disciplines.

Dr. Tull also has one of the most environmentally conscious dental offices in the area. The office is powered by solar panels and includes a back-up system.

Her digital x-ray equipment means that dental x-rays are safe and generate no hazardous waste. Her office uses bio-friendly materials for sterilization and no mercury fillings, and waste water from the office is filtered and cleaned of any mercury before it is sent to the city drains.

Schedule an appointment to find out if you are a candidate for oral appliance therapy or other dental needs today.

Dr. Lekha Tull. 214 N Harrison Street, Princeton. 609-924-5171. See ad, page 21.

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