Patients who suffer from sleep apnea often find the condition affects their health in numerous ways, in addition to negatively impacting their quality of life during waking hours! At Worden Dentistry, we offer custom oral appliances to treat sleep apnea. These non-invasive, custom-made night guards are a comfortable solution for patients suffering from sleep apnea and its side effects.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is characterized by continual pauses in breathing during sleep, caused by a combination of your muscles relaxing during sleep and gravity pulling your airway closed simultaneously. Sleep apnea can lead to several serious conditions including hypertension, memory loss, mood change, weight gain, and severe fatigue.
What Are The Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea?
Patients who suffer from sleep apnea regularly experience:
- Heavy Snoring
- Periodic Loss Of Breath While Sleeping
- Struggling To Breathe While Sleeping
- Constant Fatigue
- Lack Of Energy
- Weight Gain
- Dry Throat
- Irritability & Mood Swings
Is Sleep Apnea Dangerous?
According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, 22 million people have sleep apnea in the United States alone. Those who suffer from this condition are at a higher risk for an array of medical concerns, including the following:
- Heart Disease
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- Irregular Heartbeat
- Worsening ADHD
What Treatments Are Available For Sleep Apnea?
If Dr. Worden suspects that you may have sleep apnea, our team will coordinate treatment with a sleep specialist to ensure you get the treatment you need. To receive a sleep apnea diagnosis, you’ll need to undergo a sleep study overnight at a facility with a sleep specialist.
If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, you may be provided with a CPAP machine or a custom oral appliance for treatment.
Worden Dentistry crafts custom oral appliances that are designed to open the airways during sleep. Generally, patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea prefer oral appliances over bulky CPAP machines. No matter what form of sleep apnea treatment you require, we will be there to support you every step of the way!
Schedule Your Sleep Apnea Consultation
Call Worden Dentistry today to get the sleep apnea relief you need.