Snoring, morning headaches, poor concentration, and daytime fatigue are sleep apnea symptoms. Sleep apnea is a severe sleep disorder that needs to be treated with proper dental care services. At Allen Dentistry, we have a dentist who carries specialized training in sleep apnea and provides effective snoring prevention devices. We understand the disruption that sleep apnea can bring. Not only can it compromise your quality of life, but it can also put your overall health at risk. Untreated sleep apnea has been linked to high blood pressure, heart disease, and weight gain.
Brief pauses in breathing characterize sleep apnea while you sleep, occurring hundreds of times per night for many sufferers. Patients may find that they snore or wake up gasping for air. This happens when the throat muscles relax, and the surrounding walls of tissues collapse or close in. When oxygen is deprived, the brain responds by immediately waking you up. Both children and adults can experience sleep apnea. Fortunately, sleep apnea is a condition that can be effectively treated here at Allen Dentistry.
Snoring Prevention / Oral Appliances
A classic sign of sleep apnea is snoring. A nighttime oral appliance can be used to prevent snoring, and the habitual cessations of breathing that occurs with sleep apnea. Dr. Nylander offers proven and FDA-approved oral appliances for snoring prevention and sleep apnea. These work by comfortably holding the lower jaw in a forward position so that your airway remains open throughout the night. You can trust that we will work collaboratively with your medical provider when diagnosing and treating your sleep apnea. Many patients with advanced sleep apnea benefit from oral appliance therapy if they have CPAP intolerance. Regardless of the severity of your sleep disorder, we will work hard to ensure you get a better night’s rest in the future.
If you suspect that you or a member of your family is suffering from sleep apnea, please contact us to schedule a consultation with Allen’s leading sleep apnea dentist today. We treat patients of all ages in a comfortable, rewarding environment.