What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder caused by an oral issue that keeps patients from getting the sleep that they need. While a patient who has obstructive sleep apnea is asleep, the muscles in their throat collapse, causing the airway to close. The brain stops getting the oxygen that it needs, and responds to the airway collapse by waking the body up just enough to return the patient’s mouth to its normal position and to re-open the airway. Patients with obstructive sleep apnea can wake up hundreds of times during the night without realizing it.
Sleep Apnea Treatment From David Slater Dentistry
Did you know that your dentist can help you rest better at night? With sleep apnea treatment from David Slater Dentistry, we can help our patients with sleep apnea get a good night’s sleep again. Patients who suffer from sleep apnea wake up tired, even after they’ve gotten a full nights sleep. Sleep apnea can affect a patient’s productivity and general contentment. If sleep apnea is left untreated, the condition has been linked to other serious health problems. With sleep apnea treatment from Dr. Slater, you’ll feel better and more rested. We’ll be able to help lower your risk of developing serious health problems and help you achieve a higher level of productivity and wellness.
The Sleep Apnea Treatment Procedure
Your path to better sleep begins with sleep apnea diagnosis. If you suspect you have sleep apnea, we will give you a special test that you can take at home. Based on the results of that test, we’ll be able to assess the best plan for you and prescribe treatment. Using a specially designed mouthguard, we’ll be able to prevent your airway from collapsing while you sleep and help you get a better night’s rest. Our sleep apnea treatment is covered by most medical insurances. If you are interested in sleep apnea treatment but are unsure whether or not it will be covered, contact us at our office, and we would be happy to consult with you.
To find out more about our sleep apnea treatment, call us today.