Sleep Apnea Treatment
What is Sleep Apnea Treatment?
Sleep apnea affects millions of people worldwide and is a relatively serious sleep-related disorder. The disorder is caused by the soft tissues at the back of the throat relaxing while you sleep. This causes the airway to be blocked, which can result in both loud snoring as well as constantly waking up to catch your breath. Sleep apnea can have serious health complications over time, and it can make life miserable. We offer a simple oral device that works to open the airway and eliminate sleep apnea-related symptoms.
Why would Sleep Apnea Treatment be needed?
Sleep apnea can affect people of all ages, but it is most often caused by being overweight or obese and having other respiratory issues. Sleep apnea can make your life miserable, since it keeps you from getting a complete night of rest each night. Over time, you’ll feel that you’re moody, irritable and that you just don’t have the energy to keep up with your loved ones. For many with sleep apnea, the loud snoring is enough to keep the entire family up at night.
Who is a candidate for Sleep Apnea Treatment?
Most patients who have mild to moderate sleep apnea can benefit from treatment. We will review your health and medical history as well as any sleep study results that you currently have. From there, we’ll ask you about your symptoms and perform an exam to check the back of the throat. If you have sleep apnea, we recommend treatment as soon as possible.
What happens during Sleep Apnea Treatment?
We first take impressions of your mouth and teeth. These detailed molds are then used to craft a new sleep apnea oral device. The device is adjusted to fit perfectly so that it’s as comfortable as possible. You will be instructed to wear the device each night. This appliance works by opening the airway so that it is easier for you to breathe. You can have the appliance replaced as it shows signs of wear. You’ll find that this device is easier to wear than a CPAP machine and that it is just as effective at treating your sleep apnea.
If you would like to learn more about sleep apnea treatment as well as our one-on-one approach to care, call us today so that we can schedule an appointment for you in our office offering low, convenient wait times.