Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep apnea is breathing that is briefly interrupted during sleep multiple times a night. As a consequence, you spend more time in light sleep and less time in deep sleep, which you need to be productive and energetic. Sleep apnea can lead to serious health issues if left untreated, such as; high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and weight gain. With sleep apnea treatment, your symptoms can be controlled and you will be able to spend your nights in deep sleep, resulting in more productivity and happiness.
As part of our dental care services, Red Oak Family Dentistry offers sleep apnea treatment with state of the art oral appliances that are an effective first line of treatment for many sleep apnea sufferers. Although there are many different types of FDA approved oral appliances available, they are all similar in that they hold the lower jaw forward enough to keep the airway open and prevent the tongue and muscles in the upper airway from collapsing and blocking the airway.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has approved oral appliance therapy as an initial treatment option for patients diagnosed with mild to moderate sleep apnea. If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea by your medical doctor, contact our office today to see how our dental professionals can help you get a good night sleep.
At Red Oak Family Dentistry, we are proud to offer oral appliances to reduce snoring in patients who suffer from this condition. Most of the dental devices made for snoring are acrylic and fit inside your mouth, similar to an athletic mouth guard. Other oral appliances may fit around your head and chin to adjust the position of your lower jaw to reduce snoring.
It is important to get fitted by a dentist who specializes in sleep apnea treatment and our dental professionals are here to guide you every step of the way. Contact Red Oak Family Dentistry today to schedule an appointment.