Sleep apnea is a common yet serious sleep disorder. It is characterized by repeated pauses in breathing during sleep, often causing patients to snore loudly and wake up gasping for air several times throughout the night. Not only can sleep apnea be disruptive, but it can also be dangerous to your health if left untreated. Sleep apnea can contribute to daytime fatigue, irritability and headaches as well as depression, anxiety, stroke, heart attack and high blood pressure. Loud or severe snoring can be an indication of obstructive sleep apnea and needs to be treated.
As part of our general dentistry treatments at Exceptional Smiles at Landerbrook, we proudly treat sleep apnea and snoring with custom oral appliance therapy. Sleep apnea treatment from a qualified dentist can be a more convenient and effective approach to better sleep for many patients, especially those who are unable to tolerate bulky CPAP machines.
Relief from Snoring and Teeth Grinding
Oral appliance therapy can be a valued solution to prevent teeth grinding, snoring and sleep apnea episodes. By adjusting the jaw position with a special custom mouthguard, we can open your airway and help you get a better and quieter night’s sleep. Oral appliances can also be fabricated to protect your teeth and jaw from the pressures of nightly teeth grinding. At Exceptional Smiles at Landerbrook, we are keenly aware of the harmful oral habits that can occur while you sleep. Our dentists are highly trained to provide that latest dental therapies in snoring and teeth grinding relief. If you suffer from sleep apnea, we are happy to work collaboratively with your physician to develop an ideal treatment plan.
To learn your candidacy for sleep apnea or snoring relief from a dentist, contact our Mayfield Heights office today. By restoring your sleep, we can protect your health and improve your quality of life.