Commonly associated with snoring and trouble breathing at night, sleep apnea is a disorder that can hinder your sleep pattern and significantly impact your overall health. Symptoms of sleep apnea can include frequent headaches, depression, daytime drowsiness, snoring or difficulty staying asleep every night. If left untreated, this condition may develop into other harmful symptoms, including high blood pressure or heart attacks. We encourage patients with sleep apnea to visit our dentist to discuss possible methods for treatment.
There are several potential treatments for sleep apnea, including breathing devices, oral therapy or surgery. For mild or moderate cases of obstructive sleep apnea, a simple oral appliance can help align the position of your jaw and prevent soft tissue from collapsing in the back of your throat. Oral appliances are useful because they feel more comfortable in your mouth and are easier to wear at night. If an oral appliance is right for you, our dentist can customize your oral sleep appliance so it can function comfortably and effectively for you.
Once you have met with your physician for your sleep apnea diagnosis, we invite you to call today and learn how our dentist can provide you with customized sleep apnea treatment!