You don’t have to wrestle with an uncomfortable machine to treat your sleep apnea anymore. Among their full range of comprehensive and specialized dental services, the health care professionals at American Dental Excellence offer custom-made oral appliances to relieve your symptoms of sleep apnea. If you live in Limerick, Pennsylvania or the surrounding neighborhoods, schedule a visit either by calling or clicking online to see how American Dental Excellence can help you get a better night’s sleep.
Sleep apnea causes your breathing to stop at times while you’re sleeping. When your breathing stops for at least 10 seconds, it’s called an apnea. If you have sleep apnea, you can have from five to 100 apneas in a single hour. Having five apneas is considered abnormal, and anything over 30 is severe.
There are many types of sleep apnea, but the most common is obstructive sleep apnea. Blockages or narrowing in your throat, mouth, or nose that lead to breathing disruptions cause this type of sleep apnea.
Obstructive sleep apnea is typically due to narrowed airways, nasal congestion, and being overweight.
Sleep apnea causes several symptoms, including:
In addition to uncomfortable symptoms, untreated sleep apnea can lead to several health complications.
Continued reductions in your oxygen levels due to sleep apnea can harm your health. Some of the health complications they cause include:
Sleep apnea also causes higher rates of cancer.
The dentists at American Dental Excellence have extensive experience treating sleep apnea through custom-made oral appliances.
You wear an oral appliance to treat sleep apnea while you sleep. These devices are similar to an orthodontic retainer or mouthguard and are specially designed to hold your jaw in a forward position. This change in alignment prevents your airway from collapsing and obstructing your breathing.
Unlike uncomfortable and noisy CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines, using an oral device to treat your sleep apnea is quiet, comfortable, and easily portable. In addition to treating sleep apnea, your dentist might also recommend them to reduce snoring in adults.
Don’t ignore your sleep apnea symptoms. Call American Dental Excellence or schedule a free consultation online today.