Sleep apnea is a very serious and frightening sleep disorder that affects approximately 80 million Americans. Sleep apnea occurs when the airway is blocked, causing a shortage of oxygen for the heart and brain. If you are suffering from sleep apnea, you may be able to resolve your problems with a minimally invasive solution. Through oral appliance therapy, the sleep disorder can be treated effectively.
Signs of Sleep Apnea
Signs and symptoms of sleep apnea can be tough to recognize on your own. We recommend having someone observe your sleep habits to properly identify your symptoms. There are several common signs of sleep apnea, including:
- Gasping for breath when waking up
- Morning headaches
- Sore throat when waking up
Advantages of Oral Appliance Therapy in Taylorsville
If you notice you are experiencing sleep apnea symptoms, an oral appliance can be custom designed to best suit your specific needs. Oral appliance therapy involves opening the unobstructed airway in the throat during sleep and promotes adequate air intake. It shifts and stabilizes the jaw, tongue, and uvula while increasing muscle tone of the tongue. Oral appliances are comfortable and easy to wear and take off. The acclimation time typically takes a couple of weeks for most patients. The appliances are small, convenient, and easy to carry around or travel with. In addition, oral appliance therapy is a non-surgical and reversible treatment for sleep apnea.
Oral Health Center wants to be your family dentist, so we offer almost all the dental services you could ever need! With a friendly staff, charismatic dentists, and a fun environment, we hope to create the perfect dental office for you. Our goal is to provide our sleep apnea patients with comfortable sleep. To make an appointment with our dentists today, call Oral Health Center at (801)-969-1800!