Sleep Apnea Treatment
What is Sleep Apnea Treatment?
One of the most common sleep-related conditions is known as sleep apnea. This condition prevents you from getting a full night of rest because you have issues breathing while you’re asleep. This is caused by the tissues at the very back of the throat relaxing and collapsing over the airway. Our experts are able to create and provide you with a device you’ll wear at night that opens and lifts this tissue to keep the airway active.
Why is Sleep Apnea Treatment necessary?
Failing to treat your sleep apnea can have a serious impact on your quality of life. Because you can’t sleep throughout the night, you might be too tired and lethargic to get through the day. Many other health conditions can be caused or aggravated by sleep apnea. Treatment is crucial in getting the sleep you both need and deserve.
What makes someone a candidate for Sleep Apnea Treatment?
The treatment that we can provide to you in our office is best for patients who have only mild to moderate apnea symptoms. If you have more severe sleep apnea, it might be beneficial to talk with your doctor about treatments and procedures better suited to your needs. The device we can make for you in our office is comfortable and custom made. It works by opening the airway, preventing loud snoring and improving your breathing quality.
What can be expected during Sleep Apnea Treatment?
We begin by consulting with you and performing a complete examination. If you have sleep study results, we’ll review them while you’re in our office. We can make the device for you using impressions of your teeth and gums. The molds will be used to fabricate a sleep apnea device that you will wear at night. The device is only effective if it’s worn, so it’s important to get in the habit of putting it in before you plan on sleeping. The device can then be fully replaced when it shows any signs of wear or damage.
If you have sleep apnea and are looking for an effective treatment option, call our office today and we can help to get you in for an appointment at your earliest convenience.