With a dental sleep treatment at our sleep medicine clinic, you can learn more about your sleep apnea disorder, and you can start to find relief. Common sleep-related breathing disorders like snoring and obstructive sleep apnea can cause insomnia, restless sleeping, daytime sleepiness, and a variety of other symptoms. Sleep apnea can also result in more serious conditions like heart disease and stroke. We can help and encourage you to visit our office for the dental sleep treatment you need today.
Before you receive our dental sleep treatment, you need to be aware of what exactly sleep apnea is, and you will need to be officially diagnosed. Sleep apnea is a disorder that could become life-threatened if left untreated. This medical disorder causes your breathing to falter during sleep. When the muscles and tissues in your throat relax, they block your airway. This results in the reduction of oxygen delivered to your body. Since it affects your heart and brain, it could lead to heart disease, heart attacks, stroke, and many other detrimental medical conditions. Sleep apnea is most common in men and becomes more likely with age. Obesity, enlarged tissues and tonsils, and small airway passages can be common contributors to sleep apnea development.
Sleep Apnea Symptoms
Sleep apnea can result in an unrefreshed feeling during the day, snoring loudly at night, briefly waking several times throughout the night without being aware, irritability, depression, headache, memory loss, problems concentrating, and loss of sex drive. The list of sleep apnea symptoms goes on. We can further discuss possible symptoms during your appointment to discuss a dental sleep treatment.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep apnea treatment, in our office, referred to as dental sleep treatment, involves the use of an impressively successful oral appliance that can be worn at night. This device fits snugly in your mouth similarly to a mouth guard and prevents the airway from collapsing by holding your tongue and jaw in place. Our dental sleep treatment minimizes the symptoms of sleep apnea greatly, and can even eliminate them altogether. Our sleep apnea treatment device is widely considered comfortable, convenient, and minimally invasive. We can fit you for this helpful and safe oral appliance once you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. Depending on the severity of the condition, we may also suggest that you use it in combination with a CPAP machine. Other changes of lifestyle like losing weight and bettering sleep habits may also help.
If you have sleep apnea, you don’t have to suffer any longer. When you visit our office and receive a dental sleep treatment, you will be able to sleep peacefully once again. If you have loved ones that are having trouble sleeping due to your sleep apnea symptoms, this will provide them with relief as well. Not only will our dental sleep treatment help with your most bothersome symptoms, but it will also provide a safe night of rest for you that will help to lessen your chances of developing more severe problems due to your sleep apnea. Visit our office today for treatment that works and for your next step to better overall health.