Sleep apnea is a terrible condition. If you have it, it causes you to stop breathing while you sleep! That means you’re not getting the oxygen you need to your brain and body.
Sleep apnea interrupts sleep many times per night, but you won’t remember those interruptions. You might just have problems such as:
- Poor memory.
- Chronic snoring.
- Sore throat.
- Weight gain.
- Trembling muscles.
- Mood swings and irritability.
- Falling asleep while driving or working.
- Related health problems, including heart disorders, high blood pressure, depression, and/or diabetes.
If you have symptoms related to sleep apnea, you should get diagnosed and treated right away.
Don’t fall asleep while driving! Don’t develop serious connected health issues! Call Ottley Smiles for a quick, simple method of treating sleep apnea.
How Can Dentists Treat Sleep Apnea?
We use a dental method of treating obstructive sleep apnea, which is surprisingly effective: oral appliances.
How do they work? Well, sleep apnea can be caused by the tissues in the back of the throat being pressed together. This causes louder snoring as it pauses your breathing over and over.
Here’s the good news: that throat pressure may be caused by the position of your jaw, which a custom-made oral appliance can instantly change. You’ll just put your appliance in before bed, and enjoy normal breathing and restful nights!
To create your appliance, we’ll make an impression of your mouth and teeth electronically. You won’t have to bite anything. We’ll just scan your teeth and put the 3-D scan into a computer. Then we’ll get your appliance fabricated quickly and show you how to use it effectively.
Get Restful Sleep Again!
Are you tired of being tired? Don’t take the risk of falling asleep at the wheel or aggravating a heart condition. Call us at Ottley Smiles today for sleep apnea treatment.
By the way, if this treatment stops your snoring, your family will be excited too!