Oral Appliance Therapy
If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you will need treatment. Sleep apnea is a potentially life-threatening condition that happens when your airway is blocked while you are sleeping. This causes you to stop breathing for a few seconds, all through the night. You will wake up with a headache. You’ll be exhausted. Over time, this sleep deprivation can have serious consequences to your health. If you are suffering from sleep apnea, Christensen Family Dentistry can help. Let us give you some information about oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea.
Therapies for Sleep Apnea
There are several therapies available for sleep apnea. The most common form of treatment for sleep apnea is a CPAP machine, which is a mask you wear to help you breathe better while you are sleeping. However, many people don’t like CPAP machines because they are uncomfortable and some people find it difficult to sleep. There are also procedures to treat sleep apnea, that involve laser therapy, but this treatment isn’t always effective. People have also tried hypnosis and weight loss to help with sleep apnea, but these results are not always productive.
Oral appliance therapy is a reliable way to help you with your sleep apnea. If you decide to try an oral appliance for your sleep apnea, it can help with your snoring. It can make you more alert during the day. You will actually wake up headache free and refreshed.
If you have seen an oral mouthguard for sleeping, you already know how an oral appliance works for sleep apnea. The oral appliance makes sure that your jaw is in a forward position. This keeps your airway open and helps you breathe better. While mouthguards for sports have one general type, there are over 100 different kinds of devices that can treat sleep apnea. It would help if you had us have a look at you and recommend the right oral appliance for you. Best of all, many insurance companies cover oral appliances.
Why Oral Appliances Are Great
Oral appliances to treat sleep apnea are portable and quiet. They will fit into your travel bag. They are easy to slip into your mouth at night so you can sleep. It isn’t much you have to do to take care of them. Just rinse them out every morning, and you are done with the maintenance work.
All you have to do is come and see us. We will make an impression of your teeth, and when the device is ready, we will make sure it fits you well. When you come in for your checkup, we will like to see the device, just to make sure it is still in good shape. If you are suffering from sleep apnea, you don’t have to suffer anymore. Give Christensen Family Dentistry a call at (480) 964-2131 and let us make you an appointment to talk about your sleep apnea. That way, we can make sure that you are sleeping peacefully as soon as possible - because who doesn’t want that to happen?