<b>What is Sleep Apnea Treatment?</b>
Sleep apnea is a condition that will affect your breathing throughout the night. Though it can be caused by a variety of different reasons, it often involves the tissues at the back of the throat collapsing over the airway. This causes loud snoring as well as short cessations in breathing all through the night. We are able to make a small, comfortable oral device that you’ll wear to keep the airway open, thus preventing the effects of sleep apnea.
<b>Why would Sleep Apnea Treatment be needed?</b>
Sleep apnea can have a serious impact on your quality of life. You might be too tired throughout the day because you’re not sleeping properly. This can affect your relationships, family life and career. In order to prevent the overall health and mental effects of sleep apnea, we recommend treatment as soon as possible.
<b>Who is a candidate for Sleep Apnea Treatment?</b>
The best way for us to determine if sleep apnea treatment is right for you is with an exam and consultation. Treatment using an oral device is typically recommended for those who have only minor to moderate symptoms. If you have severe apnea, we’ll recommend that you speak to your doctor about other choices. Most of our patients find that the device we can make for them is comfortable and easy to wear.
<b>What happens during the Sleep Apnea Treatment process?</b>
The first step is for you to come into our office for a complete consultation. We will review all health and medical history that you have as well as ask you about any symptoms that you might have. We then take molds and impressions of your teeth and mouth. These are then used to make the actual device. The best way for the device to work properly is to wear it whenever you’re planning on going to sleep. The way the appliance works is by bringing the upper jaw slightly forward, which keeps the airway open.
If you think you might benefit from sleep apnea treatment, call our office today to talk with one of our professional team members.