Does your bed partner insist that you’re a chronic snorer, even if you don’t believe them? If so, they may have saved your life by telling you about your habit. Snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea, a potentially life-threatening sleep disorder. Duffield Dentistry offers effective sleep apnea treatment in Royal Oak, however. Our care can help you:Sleep Apnea Treatment at Duffield Dentistry Read Transcript
Sleep Apnea Dentistry is really an area that's booming. Sleep apnea with a CPAP machine only has about a 50% success rate. I don't know if you've ever seen one, but it's very awkward. You've got this mask that goes over your nose. It's a loud machine, and your spouse or whatever. I think you have to sleep on your back.
What the dental appliance does it actually brings the jaw forward. If you do that, that opens up the airway. A lot of people can get off the CPAP or use a lesser pressure with the CPAP. The sleep apnea dental devices have become very popular in the last few years.
- Enjoy a better, more restful night of sleep.
- Reduce or eliminate your snoring.
- Avoid potentially serious health risks.
- Be more alert and productive during your workday.
Call us today for a free consultation if sleep apnea is ruining your rest: (248) 721-4502. Dr. Lawrence Duffield or another member of our team can provide you a simple oral device to help with your sleep apnea.
Treat Your Sleep Apnea With An Oral Appliance
The only way to know for sure if you have sleep apnea is to be properly diagnosed. We can help set you up for a sleep study to determine whether sleep apnea is a problem for you.
Once we have a formal diagnosis, we can get started on treatment. The most common form of treatment for sleep apnea is the CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine. This machine pumps air into your nose (or nose and mouth) to prevent the collapse of your airways. Many patients struggle to adjust to using a CPAP and discontinue their treatment, however.
As an alternative or supplement to a CPAP machine, we can also offer you an oral device to help treat your sleep apnea. Our appliance simply sits in your mouth and is designed to temporarily adjust the jaw to allow the airways to remain open. These devices are much easier to get used to than CPAP machines and typically offer a greater chance that the patient will actually maintain treatment over time.
Live a Healthier & Safer Life
Sleep apnea is a serious disorder and should not go untreated. A lack of quality sleep puts unneeded stress on the body and can lead to or complicate many other problems:
- High blood pressure
- Type 2 diabetes
- Increased chance of heart attack and stroke
- Increased chance of liver problems
- Increased likelihood of metabolic syndrome
- Complications with medications or surgeries
Contact our office as soon as possible if you or your bed partner notice any of these symptoms:
- Cessation of breath during sleep
- Loud or frequent snoring
- Dry mouth upon awakening
- Excessive daytime tiredness
- Attention problems