Sleep apnea is one of the most common, yet serious, sleep-related disorders in the world. It affects millions of people and can get in the way of you getting a full night of restful sleep. The condition is caused by the tissues at the back of the throat relaxing while the patient sleeps, covering the airway. We can create a small oral device that works by keeping the airway open.
WHY WOULD SLEEP APNEA TREATMENT BE NEEDED?
If left untreated, sleep apnea can affect every single aspect of your life. Because you’re not sleeping well at night, you’re exhausted during the day and unable to focus on your work, relationships and daily needs. You might even find that you have loud snoring at night, which can be disruptive to your loved ones. Treatment can be as simple as wearing a small, comfortable oral device that will last for years.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR SLEEP APNEA TREATMENT?
Our treatment option is best for patients who only have mild to moderate sleep apnea. If you have more serious apnea symptoms, you may need more aggressive treatment. The sooner you seek treatment, the better off you will be. If you have results from a sleep study, we will review these findings before recommending treatment.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING SLEEP APNEA TREATMENT?
Sleep apnea treatment will begin with a consultation and impressions taken of your mouth and teeth. We then use these impressions to make a small oral device. The device is fitted and adjusted according to your needs. You will wear this appliance nightly in order for it to work effectively. You will find that you are able to sleep better at night and don’t experience the loud snoring that you once had. We can remake and replace the device as it shows signs of wear. You can expect the appliance to last for several years before you need to get it replaced.
If you would like to learn more about sleep apnea and how treatment can benefit the condition, call us today to speak with one of our professional team members.