Does your partner complain about your loud snoring? Feel like you never actually sleep? You may suffer from a common condition known as sleep apnea. Wondering what all the signs to look out for are? Patients typically experience:
- Loud Snoring
- Loud Breathing
- Stopping Breathing
- Daytime Sleepiness/Fatigue
- Sleep Deprivation
- Dry Mouth
- Sore Throat
- Mood Instability
- Weight Gain
If you notice any of the above symptoms, we recommend speaking to your doctor about a sleep study to determine if you do in fact suffer from sleep apnea. Treatment of sleep apnea can reduce the associated symptoms and reduce your risk from further complication later in life.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is an extremely common condition in the United States; in fact, it is estimated that 22 million Americans are affected. What happens during sleep apnea is that the upper airway becomes repeatedly blocked while the patient is trying to sleep, reducing and sometimes completely stopping airflow. This lack of airflow can reduce oxygen through the entire body, including your brain. Sleep apnea may be caused by someone’s physical condition along with various medical conditions.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Left untreated, sleep apnea can result in debilitating symptoms that affect a patient’s day-to-day life. Sleep apnea can also increase a patient’s risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack, irregular heartbeat, heart failure and even strokes. At Family Dental CareTM, we are proud to offer oral dental appliances for the treatment of sleep apnea.
Prior to any sleep apnea treatment, a sleep study must first be conducted to determine the severity of a patient’s symptoms. This can have a direct impact on the recommended sleep apnea treatment options.
Oral Dental Appliance for Sleep Apnea
Our sleep apnea oral dental appliances are personalized per patient to ensure proper fit, maximum comfort, and the best treatment. Your oral dental appliance is meant to be worn only while sleeping and are designed to push the lower jaw and tongue forward, preventing collapsing of the airway, allowing you to breathe normally while attempting to sleep.
Visit Our Sleep Apnea Dentist Today
Ready to start treatment for your sleep apnea? Contact Family Dental CareTM today to schedule an appointment with us. We are always accepting new patients and would be happy to discuss whether our oral appliances for sleep apnea treatment may be the right option for you.