Enjoy the Quality Rest You Deserve with Sleep Apnea Therapy
If you have been diagnosed with chronic snoring and/or sleep apnea, turn to Dupont Family Dentistry for the effective therapy you need to achieve a full night of uninterrupted sleep. Our doctors can provide a customized oral appliance for patients who cannot use a traditional CPAP machine. Please contact our DuPont location today to schedule a visit.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Oral appliance therapy can be used to treat OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) which occurs when the airway becomes obstructed as patients rest. This dramatic reduction in oxygen forces the brain to awaken the person so that they can readjust and restore healthy breathing. While these instances are likely to only last for seconds at a time, they can occur several times each night. As a result, patients are unable to achieve the deep sleep they need to feel fully rested and ready for the day ahead. Common symptoms associated with sleep apnea include constant exhaustion, excessively loud snoring, painful morning headaches and dry/sore throat.
If you have been diagnosed with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, a custom-made oral appliance may work wonders when it comes to improving the quality of your sleep. While CPAP treatment is noisy and uncomfortable, these devices are simple to use, comfortable to wear and easy to transport. When inside the mouth, they reposition the jaw and/or tongue so that airway blockage is effectively prevented.