What is Sleep Apnea Treatment?
Sleep apnea is a serious disorder that affects your ability to breathe fully throughout the night. An obstruction in your airway causes short cessations in your breathing, causing you to wake up frequently while you’re trying to sleep. Sleep apnea can be problematic to your health, happiness and your ability to get through the day. We offer an easy dental solution to treat your sleep apnea at home.
Why is Sleep Apnea Treatment needed?
If you forgo treatment for sleep apnea, your symptoms can and will eventually get worse. You’ll find that you have trouble getting through the day, staying alert at work, and spending time with your family. Sleep apnea has even been linked to a range of other medical conditions like high blood pressure and type two diabetes. Treatment is as simple as wearing an oral device that is similar to a night guard.
Who is a good candidate for Sleep Apnea Treatment?
We will perform an examination and consult with you regarding your sleep apnea. Patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea will benefit the most from dental-related treatment. The device is worn like a night guard, and it works to open up the upper airway so that you can breathe easier. It is important that you wear the device nightly in order for it to be effective.
What can you expect with Sleep Apnea Treatment?
We begin with a medical review and examination to determine if this device is right for you. We then take impressions that will be used to make your new oral device. The device is fitted to your mouth and adjusted as needed. You will need to wear the device every night so that it works to improve your sleep apnea. Many patients find that this device is much easier to wear than a CPAP machine and is just as effective. The device can be replaced easily as it begins to show signs of wear.
If you think you might need sleep apnea treatment, call our office today and we will be happy to schedule you with a consultation appointment.