Sleep Apnea Treatment
What is Sleep Apnea Treatment?
Sleep apnea is a sleep-related disorder that affects your breathing at night. You will experience short and intense cessations (pauses) in your breathing while you sleep. Most patients who have sleep apnea will have problems with loud, disruptive snoring. We offer a simple oral device that can be worn throughout the night to open the upper airway and promote deep, restful sleep.
Why is Sleep Apnea Treatment needed?
Left untreated, sleep apnea can and will eventually get worse. In fact, sleep apnea has been linked to many other health disorders such as type two diabetes and heart disease. Patients with sleep apnea may even find that their lives are disrupted by their condition. You may feel exhausted and worn out during the day despite sleeping for eight or more hours a night.
Who is a candidate for Sleep Apnea Treatment?
We will examine your mouth and throat as well as go over some of your medical and health history. A sleep study is often helpful when it comes to actually diagnosing sleep apnea. If it’s found that you have sleep apnea, we will suggest wearing an oral device to help correct the problem and prevent it from getting worse. Many of our patients find that these oral devices are far more comfortable to wear when compared to a CPAP machine.
What happens during Sleep Apnea Treatment?
The process begins with detailed impressions that are taken of your teeth and gums. These impressions are then used to make the actual oral appliance that you’ll wear. You will come in for a second appointment so that we are able to fit you with the appliance. We make any adjustments necessary to ensure that the appliance fits perfectly. It is important that you wear this device each and every night in order for it to work properly and actually provide the benefits that you need. You can have the device replaced as needed if it shows signs of wear or damage.
If you would like to come into our office for sleep apnea treatment, call us today so that we can get you in as soon as possible.