What is Sleep Apnea Treatment?

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that affects your body’s ability to breathe freely at night. For patients with sleep apnea, their throats often close during the night and causes cessations in their breathing pattern. Sleep apnea can be very dangerous if not treated and is linked to a variety of medical conditions. Dental-related sleep apnea treatment appliances are easy to wear and provide safe, effective relief from sleep apnea symptoms.

Why do you need Sleep Apnea Treatment?

If left untreated, sleep apnea can cause medical problems and increase your risk of developing certain diseases such as heart disease and type two diabetes. In the past, most sleep apnea patients only had one treatment option available to them, and that involved the use of a CPAP machine. If you’ve found CPAP machines to be uncomfortable or even impossible to wear, a dental mouth guard is a better alternative for you. Dental mouth guards designed to help treat sleep apnea are easy to wear and provide relief of all symptoms associated with the condition.

What makes you a good candidate for Sleep Apnea Treatment?

You will first need to consult with your doctor to see if you have sleep apnea. Oftentimes, a sleep study is necessary to check for signs of sleep apnea. Once you’ve been diagnosed, you can come into our office for a consultation regarding sleep apnea treatment. We can help answer any of your questions regarding dental-related sleep apnea appliances and how they can work for you.

What happens during the procedure for Sleep Apnea Treatment?

Impressions are made of your mouth and sent to a local lab where customized sleep apnea mouth appliances are made. You will come back into the office to have the appliance fitted and adjusted for a proper fit. It is important that you wear your new sleep apnea appliance every night in order for it to be effective. It is crucial that you still work with your doctor in treating and managing your sleep apnea symptoms as well as to take routine sleep studies to keep track of the progression of the disorder. Sleep apnea mouth appliances should be replaced every few years to ensure they are working properly and providing relief. These appliances work to open the airway, making it easier to breathe freely throughout the night.

If you have sleep apnea and are looking for treatment options, call our office today so that our helpful staff members can better assist you.