What is Sleep Apnea Treatment?
Sleep apnea is a serious disorder that affects a person’s breathing while they’re sleeping at night. These small cessations in breathing can harm the person’s health and put them at an increased risk of developing certain diseases. Sleep apnea treatment can be as easy as wearing a specially made oral appliance. These appliances are known as mandibular advancement devices and their main goal is to widen the airway.
Why might you need Sleep Apnea Treatment?
You might need treatment of sleep apnea if you’ve recently had a sleep study that confirmed you have this disorder. In some cases, a CPAP machine may be required, but most cases of sleep apnea can be treated with a dental appliance. These appliances are custom made for each patient, offering them stability and comfort. The appliance is only effective if it’s actually worn, so make sure that you wear the appliance each night.
What makes you a candidate for Sleep Apnea Treatment?
If you have sleep apnea and are looking for a simple, effective way to treat it, you’re a good candidate for an oral device. These oral devices are easy to wear and most people say they are more comfortable than CPAP machines. With the help of your doctor, we can begin creating the device for you.
What can you expect during Sleep Apnea Treatment?
You will first come in and have a consultation where Dr. Jess Chhokar will then can your teeth using a digital scanner. After Scanning your teeth measurements for advancing the mandible forward will be taken. Once the device is made, you’ll come in to make sure it fits comfortably. Slight adjustments may be required if it isn’t sitting comfortably. It is important that you wear this device nightly so that it can effectively treat your snoring.
If you’re interested in Sleep Apnea treatment for your child, call our office and our helpful staff members can help answer any of your questions.
All services are performed by a general dentist.