Sleep apnea affects millions of people worldwide and causes a myriad of health problems that can range from downright annoying to potentially fatal. Because of this, we here at Perspective Dentistry offer sleep apnea treatment options to make it easier for you to breathe throughout the night. It is important to still seek advice from your primary care physician, however, we are able to find solutions to your problem to improve your health.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a serious sleeping disorder that causes a person’s breathing to temporarily stop while they are sleeping. There are many factors that can cause and contribute to sleep apnea other than the fact that it is hereditary. Some of the factors that can contribute to sleep apnea include:
- Being overweight or obese
- Being an older male
- Having other respiratory issues
Why is Treatment Needed?
Sleep apnea is a serious disorder because it affects a person’s breathing. Some of the side effects can be exhaustion, confusion and even health problems relating to the person’s sleep patterns and breathing. Because of this, treatment is necessary to alleviate the breathless patterns throughout the night and allow for easier breathing for the person involved.
What Treatments are Available?
At Perspective Dentistry, we offer a treatment option that involves wearing a mouth piece at night that physically opens up the air way. This mouth piece looks a lot like a mouth guard you might use for sports or for nighttime grinding. The mouth piece is specifically made for you so that it is comfortable to wear. It is important to wear the mouth piece each night to get the most benefit out of it. Other treatments may be available as well, so it is important to come in for a full examination and health history to see what your options currently are. We will be able to help with choosing the right type of treatment for you in order to get you feeling your best and sleeping easier at night.
If you have sleep apnea, contact us today!