Rest Easier with Sleep Apnea Therapy
Many patients do not actually realize that a dentist may be able to successfully treat their chronic snoring and/or sleep apnea. At Allen Creek Family Dentistry, our doctors offer oral appliance therapy as a worthwhile solution that provides unparalleled convenience and comfort when compared to traditional CPAP treatment. We would love to welcome you to our warm and welcoming office here in Marysville and work together to discover the antidote to your morning fatigue. Helping you enjoy a higher quality of life is always a top priority. Please contact us today to schedule your first appointment.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs when a patient’s airway becomes partially or fully blocked during unconsciousness for seconds at a time. When this happens, the brain is forced to awaken the patient so that he can begin breathing again and restore necessary oxygen flow to the rest of the body. While these instances are brief, they can occur dozens or even hundreds of times each and every night, robbing patients of the deep, uninterrupted rest they need. Chronic snoring, feelings of fatigue and exhaustion and morning headaches are common symptoms of sleep apnea. If you suspect that you may be suffering from this condition, please reach out to your general physician or a sleep specialist right away.
If you already have a diagnosis of mild to moderate sleep apnea, oral appliance therapy could be the right ongoing treatment plan for you. Unlike the bulkiness and noisiness of a CPAP machine, oral appliances are easy to use and lightweight, and they are designed to comfortably reposition the jaw and tongue so as to prevent airway blockage throughout the night.