Sleep apnea is a situation where the affected patient is not able to breathe properly while asleep. This obstruction in breathing is caused by the blocking of the nasal airways. It can be a devastating condition for anybody, disturbing their sleep pattern and not allowing for sufficient rest.
Here at Beautiful Dentistry in Tempe, AZ 85284, we provide oral applications to help treat sleep apnea. We understand how draining sleep apnea can be, and we personalize our sleep apnea treatment to fit your individual needs.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Patients who suffer from sleep apnea experience excessive muscle relaxation during their sleep, which can block the airway, leading to stoppages in breathing. When there are pauses in your breathing rhythm, your oxygen levels will go down. If you stop breathing, even for a short duration, you are likely to wake up abruptly from your sleep.
Some of the most typical sleep apnea symptoms include snoring, choking sounds, or gasping for breath during sleep. This condition is more prevalent among men but may occur in women, especially during or after menopause. A constricted airway, obesity, or a misaligned jaw can all contribute to this condition.
Why Should Sleep Apnea Be Treated?
Sleep apnea can negatively impact your overall health. If you don’t get sleep apnea treated, it could lead to other conditions such as tiredness throughout the day, memory loss, and even morning headaches. It can also increase your chances of other health issues, such as:
- Erectile dysfunction
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Chronic acid reflux
How Can Oral Appliances Treat Sleep Apnea?
Oral appliances can be an ideal solution to treat sleep apnea. Not only will the custom-made oral sleep appliances improve your quality of sleep, but they can also rejuvenate your overall health. Oral appliances should be worn before going to sleep, and they will hold the jaw in the forward position, thus keeping the upper airway open. These appliances have proven to treat sleep apnea effectively besides resolving snoring issues.
What Is the Process For Getting Oral Appliances?
First, Dr. Martin Sobieraj will determine if oral appliance therapy is the right treatment option for your needs. For this, a thorough examination of your mouth, including your jaw, teeth, tongue, and airway, is done. Measurements are also taken to create the oral appliance.
After you receive your oral appliance, we will schedule follow-up visits to ensure it works properly. The condition of the appliance should be assessed yearly to determine if it needs to be replaced.
We provide quality sleep apnea treatment to patients. If you want more information, call Beautiful Dentistry in Tempe, AZ 85284 at (281) 991-6530 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Martin Sobieraj.