What is Sleep Apnea Treatment?
Treatment for sleep apnea is critical in treating the disorder and helping to regain your health and vitality. Sleep apnea is a serious sleep-related disorder that affects your ability to breathe fully at night. Treatment of sleep apnea is as simple as wearing an oral device that opens up the upper airway to make it easier for you to breathe. These devices are custom-made in our office for a perfect, comfortable fit.
Why is Sleep Apnea Treatment needed?
If you ignore your sleep apnea symptoms, you’ll find that the disorder affects nearly every aspect of your waking life. Because you’re not getting a full night of sleep due to interruptions, you’ll be exhausted during the day and not have the ability to spend time with family, work and take care of yourself. Sleep apnea has even been linked to other disorders such as high blood pressure, heart disease and type two diabetes. It is important that you consider treatment if you have sleep apnea.
Who is a candidate for Sleep Apnea Treatment?
Sleep apnea typically involves frequent cessations in breathing throughout the night and loud snoring. You may not even know that you have the condition until you have a sleep study conducted. Sleep studies can be done to identify sleep apnea and to diagnose the severity of it for the correct treatment process. Dental devices that help with sleep apnea are best for people who have mild to moderate apnea symptoms.
What happens during the Sleep Apnea Treatment process?
We first take impressions of your teeth and mouth so that a new oral device can be made. You will then come in for a second appointment to fit the device and make any adjustments needed. The device works by opening the upper airway, reducing snoring and giving you the ability to breathe fully. You can have the device replaced as it begins to show signs of wear. It is important to wear it every night so that it’s effective at treating your sleep apnea.
If you think you have sleep apnea and are looking for viable treatment options, call us today and we can get you scheduled for an appointment.