Get Sleep Apnea Treatment For More Than Snoring
Does your partner insist that you’re a chronic snorer, even when you don’t believe them? If so, they may have saved your life. Snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea, a potentially life-threatening sleep disorder. Call Duffield Dentistry at (248) 721-4502 if any of the following sound like you or your partner:
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.
- Cessation of breath during sleep
- Loud or frequent snoring
- Dry mouth upon awakening
- Excessive daytime tiredness
- Attention problems
One trip to our Royal Oak, MI dentist office can be life-changing and life-saving, so call today. Dr. Lawrence Duffield or Dr. Anantpreet Grewal can provide you a simple, noninvasive solution to 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. There are two common ways we can help you manage sleep apnea:
- 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 treatment.
- As an alternative or supplement to a CPAP machine, Dr. Duffield and his team can also offer you an oral device to help treat your sleep apnea. Our oral devices simply sit in your mouth and are 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 actually maintains treatment over a period of time.
Live A Healthier & Safer Life
Sleep apnea is typically considered a very serious disorder and should not go untreated. A lack of quality sleep puts a lot of unneeded stress on the body and can lead to or complicate a lot of 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
Don’t wait. Call Duffield Dentistry for sleep apnea treatment today at (248) 721-4502 to schedule your consultation.