Does your bed partner poke and prod you all night because of your loud snoring? Do you constantly feel tired throughout the day despite getting adequate sleep night after night? Is waking up with a headache or sore throat all too normal for you? If so, then the culprit is likely sleep apnea. At LakeView Family Dental, we’re able to help patients with this disorder finally get the rest they need using custom-made oral appliances. If you’re ready to start feeling great in the morning again, give us a call for a sleep consultation today!
Obstructive sleep apnea prevents sufferers from inhaling enough oxygen while they are asleep. Some people experience as many as 100 breathing disruptions a night. As you would imagine, this makes it difficult for people with sleep apnea to get a good night’s sleep. Long-term sleep apnea also puts sufferers at risk of developing a host of health problems, including:
Sleep apnea occurs because relaxed oral tissues fall into the patient’s airway during sleep and hamper oxygen intake. If you’re dealing with sleep apnea, your body is actually waking you up momentarily throughout the night in order to “restart” your breathing process.
Timely and effective sleep apnea treatment will help you sleep soundly again, and it will minimize your risk of developing other health issues related to sleep apnea tpp. Our dental team prides itself on offering effective, easy-to-use sleep apnea solutions; we provide welcome alternatives to conventional CPAP treatment!
Say goodbye to the dreaded CPAP; we have a better option! Our dentist treats sleep apnea with comfortable, easy-to-use oral appliances. Sleep apnea appliances, like the Silent Nite® mouthpiece, work by gently repositioning the patient’s lower jaw so as to keep the patient’s airway open. These effective oral appliances boast much higher patient compliance rates than the CPAP.
Our dental team uses state-of-the-art technology to identify airway obstructions and provide effective sleep apnea care. Highly detailed CT scans, for example, allow us to pinpoint airway obstructions and thoroughly pre-plan treatment.
Long-term sleep apnea relief occurs when our dentist adapts treatment to address the patient’s distinctive airway obstruction and breathing problems. Sleep apnea treatment can take many forms; you may benefit from improving your bite alignment, wearing a nighttime oral appliance, or having your wisdom teeth removed. Our sleep apnea team will develop a treatment plan that meets your unique needs.