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SLEEP APNEA TREATMENT

Problems with sleep can quickly and negatively impact overall well-being. High blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, brain damage, depression, erectile dysfunction, diabetes, weight gain and moreā€”all of these can be caused by sleep apnea and snoring. Solve your sleeping struggles at the dentist's office? It's definitely possible.

Oral sleep appliance therapy can be a very effective treatment option for patients suffering from mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. These custom-fit appliances shift the lower jaw forward and open the bite and airway.

Following are some common symptoms of sleep breathing disorders:

  • Daytime drowsiness or fatigue
  • Loud, recurring snoring
  • Choking or gasping for air in your sleep
  • A man with neck size greater than 17 inches
  • A woman with neck size greater than 16 inches
  • Stop breathing while asleep
  • Unexplained weight gain/trouble losing weight
  • High blood pressure
  • Acid reflux
  • History of stroke or heart attack
  • Fall asleep during the day when activity is low
  • Family history of sleep apnea
  • Impotence

If you suffer from any of these symptoms, come into our office for a consultation. We will review the severity of your condition and discuss dental sleep treatment. It is always best to have had a sleep study conducted to determine the severity of your problem. However, this may not be necessary in treatment for simple snoring.