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Enjoy A Better Night’s Rest With Dental Treatment For Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is not a condition you should ignore. This disorder disrupts your body’s ability to complete a full cycle of rest by interfering with your ability to breathe. This can mean waking up hundreds of times per night to prevent suffocation. While you may not remember it in the morning, your body consistently jolts awake to resume breathing, preventing many of the benefits of a full night’s rest. Without treatment, this condition spikes your blood pressure, increasing your risk for heart disease and other cardiovascular complications. To help you resume breathing, we could provide an alternative to CPAP machines with a custom oral appliance that removes airway obstructions.

What Are The Signs Of Sleep Apnea?

You may be surprised to learn that sleep apnea is rather common, affecting as many as 25% of men and 10% of women. Symptoms include difficulty concentrating throughout the day, loud snoring, headaches, and observed instances of the inability to breathe while asleep. The apnea risk increases for individuals who drink excessively, are obese, or have existing issues with heart disease and high blood pressure.

Creating An Appliance To Help Relieve Your Airway At Night

If you have been diagnosed with mild to moderate sleep apnea but have difficulty using a CPAP machine, we can provide an alternative to help you sleep soundly. Apnea occurs when tissues in your soft palate and throat collapse, blocking oxygen from reaching your lungs. To reopen your airways, we can design a custom appliance to pull your jaw forward, allowing you to breathe without interruption. By visiting our office, we can take an impression of your mouth and help fit an appliance that best addresses your specific needs.