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Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep Apnea Treatment

What is Sleep Apnea Treatment?

Sleep apnea affects millions of people worldwide and can have a serious impact on your overall health. The disorder is caused by the muscles and soft tissues at the back of the throat relaxing while you sleep, causing them to cover the airway. This will cause you to wake up frequently throughout the night in order to breathe deeply. You might even have instances of loud snoring when dealing with sleep apnea. We can make a comfortable oral device that opens up this airway and prevents the soft tissues from collapsing over it.

Why might Sleep Apnea Treatment be needed?

The reason you might need sleep apnea treatment is because the condition can affect nearly every aspect of your life. Because you’re not able to get a good night of sleep, your work and relationships might suffer. You may even find that you’re moody and irritable throughout the day. Certain health disorders have even been linked to sleep apnea, so treating the condition is beneficial to your future health and well-being.

Sleep Apnea Treatment - Rosenthal Family Dentistry
Sleep Apnea Treatment - Rosenthal Family Dentistry

Who is a candidate for Sleep Apnea Treatment?

Patients who have mild to moderate sleep apnea can benefit from our type of treatment. If you have severe sleep apnea, you might benefit from a larger CPAP machine. We will go over your health and medical history to determine if our treatment option is best for you. Treating the sleep apnea can have a positive effect on every other aspect of your daily life.

What happens during Sleep Apnea Treatment?

We will start by taking impressions of you teeth and mouth. These impressions are then used to make a custom fitted appliance that you will wear each night. The appliance works by keeping the upper airway open so that you can breathe easily while sleeping. In order for it to work effectively, the appliance has to be worn whenever you go to sleep. You will need to keep the appliance clean and stored safely away from small children and pets. You can replace the device over time as it shows signs of wear or damage.

If you would like to learn more about sleep apnea treatment and how it can benefit you, call us today to schedule an appointment for a consultation.