Sleep Apnea Treatment
What is Sleep Apnea Treatment?
If you have sleep apnea, you know how disruptive this disorder can be to your everyday life. The condition prevents you from getting a full night of sleep, and you’ll wake up frequently because of short cessations in your breathing. The condition even causes loud snoring, which can be disruptive to the rest of your family. Our sleep apnea treatment option involves a simple oral device that you wear throughout the night like a mouth guard.
Why might Sleep Apnea Treatment be needed?
If you leave the condition untreated, it can and eventually will get worse or have more of a negative impact on your life. You may find it hard to keep up with your family as well as your career. For patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea, you might be looking for a treatment option that doesn’t involve a large, bulky mask that you wear all night long. This is why we recommend coming in for quick, effective treatment of your sleep apnea.
Who is a candidate for Sleep Apnea Treatment?
Most patients who have mild to moderate sleep apnea can benefit from treatment in our office. We will review your health and medical history to determine if this option is right for you. For the majority of patients coming into our office, this oral device is an effective way to completely transform their life. Many people find it to be more comfortable and easier to wear than a CPAP machine.
What happens during the Sleep Apnea Treatment process?
We begin by taking detailed impressions of your teeth. These are then used to make the actual device that you’ll wear. You will wear this device nightly in order for it to work effectively at treating your sleep apnea. The device works by opening the airway, making it easier for you to breathe deeply throughout the night. You should have the device replaced as it begins to show signs of wear. You can expect your sleep apnea oral device to last for several years before it’ll need complete replacement.
If you would like to come into our office for sleep apnea treatment, call us today so that we can help to answer any of your questions.