A full night of uninterrupted sleep is vital to you overall health and sense of wellbeing. If you are living with Glendale sleep apnea, it may be difficult to get the rest you need. Fortunately, at Healthy Teeth Family Dentistry, we provide customized oral appliance therapy to treat obstructive sleep apnea. Our caring team of professionals personalizes your sleep apnea treatment plan, helping you get the good night’s rest you deserve.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder, which can lead to life-threatening consequences if left untreated. This condition occurs when the muscles at the back of your throat collapse during sleep, causing the airway to become blocked. To diagnose sleep apnea, your doctor will conduct a sleep study, observing your symptoms while you’re at rest. Symptoms of sleep apnea may include heavy snoring, pausing or ceasing to breathe, gasping for air or waking up abruptly. Due to disturbances in your sleep cycle, you may also experience fatigue, difficulty concentrating and headaches throughout your day. In cases of mild to moderate cases of the condition, oral appliance therapy can be used an effective alternative to the CPAP machine for treating Glendale sleep apnea. The appliance fits over your top and bottom teeth, like a retainer, keeping your jaw in open in a slightly forward position, which allows air to pass through easily. Our sleep apnea oral appliances are customized for a precise, comfortable fit and are portable and easy to clean. We’ll take the time to guide you on how to properly wear and care for your oral appliance, for the most effective treatment outcome.
At Healthy Teeth Family Dentistry, we provide comprehensive solutions to improve your oral and overall health. If you are living with Glendale sleep apnea, visit our office to find out if oral appliance therapy is right for you. To learn more about sleep apnea or to schedule an appointment, call today.