Sleep apnea is a common and potentially dangerous breathing disorder. Repeat lapses in breathing can lead to major health issues and those with sleep apnea who are also snorers will drive their families crazy.
Appliance Therapy is For Mild to Moderate Sleep Apnea
There are several different types of night guards and appliances that are designed to open up the airways and get the jaw into a more comfortable position. This allows for a better night’s sleep and more importantly, better breathing while you dream.
Although there are severe cases of obstructive sleep apnea, which need to be surgically treated, many of our patients find that a night guard completely eliminates their apnea symptoms very quickly.
Treating More Than One Symptom
Like many conditions, sleep apnea can be caused by many different lifestyle and situational factors. Patients who are more likely to have sleep apnea may be overweight, smoke or use certain medications. We also know that physical limitations like nasal obstruction and/or enlarged tonsils may be a main cause for some patients’ sleep apnea.
We are often able to treat multiple symptoms at once. Better airways can also mean a reduction in or complete elimination of snoring. Less snoring means less throat tissue irritations and so forth. Apnea treatments can definitely improve your medical and dental health at the same time.
Only Go to The Experts
One of the most important things to remember when choosing a sleep apnea treatment is to get a complete evaluation from a dentist who has been extensively trained in the topic.
Not all appliances are created equally and most dentists just aren’t trained properly to handle these serious conditions. An incorrect therapy can make things worse. Dr. Daxon specializes in dental sleep medicine and will work closely with you to find the best possible treatment for your apnea symptoms.
While there are other specialists who can also help with sleep apnea, our expert team is often the first to successfully treat this condition and can also prevent invasive procedures and life threatening medical events.
If you suspect or have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, call us today for a consultation to discuss your treatment options.