Oral Appliance Therapy
If you are reading this, you may have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. You may have a lot of questions about your treatment. You know that you are going to have to do something about your sleep apnea, but you’re not sure what. Sleep apnea is dangerous, even life-threatening. You know that it can cause you to stop breathing several times during the night. Sleep apnea can give you headaches. You may also feel exhausted all day, even though you slept - you thought. It’s time to do something about your sleep apnea, before it has consequences for your health. If you’re worried about your sleep apnea, Dynamic Dental Care can help. We have information about oral appliance therapy to help you with sleep apnea.
Therapies for Sleep Apnea
There are lots of therapies for sleep apnea. CPAP machines are effective for sleep apnea. CPAP machines are a mask with an oxygen supply attached to help you breathe more effectively during sleep. However, a lot of people aren’t comfortable with CPAP machines. They find them uncomfortable, and their partner’s sleep is disturbed because of the noise. If you don’t want to use a mask, you may want to think about a surgical procedure for sleep apnea. There are outpatient surgical procedures that work to reduce the flesh at the back of the throat. However, these carry risks as well, and a lot of people don’t want to undergo anesthesia. Some people with sleep apnea look at losing weight reduce the likelihood they will have sleep apnea, but that will take a while.
Many people who suffer from sleep apnea find that oral appliances are a way to help them with their sleep problems. Oral appliances not only help with your sleep apnea, but they also help with your snoring issues as well. Oral appliances will help you be more alert during the day and should reduce the number of times you wake up during the night. You may even wake up refreshed without that morning headache. How great is that?
Oral appliances look like mouthguards that people use for sleeping or for sports. Sleep apnea oral appliances make sure that your jaw is forward, which opens your airway and allows you to breathe better. There are over 100 devices that we can use to treat sleep apnea. If you are having problems with sleep apnea, you should come in to see us. We can examine your mouth and throat and recommend a device that is perfect for you. Best of all, most insurance companies cover sleep apnea devices, which makes it easier on your wallet.
Are you having problems sleeping? If you are, come and see us. We can find a device that is a perfect fit for you and your needs. If you are suffering from sleep apnea, you don’t have to. Give Dynamic Dental Care a call at (509) 466-2587. We would love to make you an appointment to talk about your sleep apnea. The sooner you call us, the sooner you’ll be able to get a deep, restful sleep.