What is Sleep Apnea Treatment?
If you have sleep apnea, you already know how disruptive this condition can be to your everyday life. The condition is marked by the soft tissues at the back of the throat relaxing while you sleep. This results in both loud and disruptive snoring as well as pauses in your breathing throughout the night. In order to combat these symptoms, we offer an oral appliance that is worn to open the airway each night.
Why is Sleep Apnea Treatment needed?
If you fail to do anything about your sleep apnea, it can become detrimental to your physical and mental health. You might be too exhausted to function throughout the day, especially when it comes to driving a car and working. You might even notice that it affects your moods, and you may find yourself feeling more irritable than usual. Over time, sleep apnea can take a toll on your physical health and lead to other diseases and disorders.
Who is a candidate for Sleep Apnea Treatment?
We will review your medical history and go over any sleep study results that you have. We will ask about your symptoms to get a clear view of whether or not our approach to treating sleep apnea will work for you. These oral devices are often better suited to patients who have mild to moderate sleep apnea. Many of our patients find the appliance to be easier to wear and more comfortable in comparison to a larger CPAP machine.
What happens during Sleep Apnea Treatment?
We will begin by taking impressions of your teeth and gums. These molds are then used to craft your very own sleep apnea oral device. The device works by opening the upper airway, which allows you to breathe easier and prevents the soft tissues from collapsing over the throat. The appliance is very comfortable and adjusted to fit your mouth perfectly. It is vital that you wear the appliance each night in order for it to work effectively. We can then replace the appliance as it shows signs of wear or damage.
If you’d like to come into our office to discuss sleep apnea treatment, call us today to speak with one of our trained professional team members.