Sleep apnea is more than just a snore. When left untreated, it can reduce your quality of sleep and seriously affect your whole-body health. Our tailored treatments can help you breathe with ease so you can catch some zzz’s.
Why should I choose Sleep Apnea Treatment?
In the short term, sleep apnea can cause drowsiness and poor quality sleep. And in the long run, it can raise your risk of life-threatening conditions like heart attacks or strokes. Getting treatment means you’ll be able to breathe properly, sleep easily, and take control of your health.
Did you know…
It’s estimated that about 1 in 12 Americans suffer from sleep apnea.
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Custom Night Guards For Better, Healthier Sleep
Dealing with minor sleep apnea? A custom oral appliance can move your jaw into a healthier position for less snoring and more sleeping.
At-Home Sleep Testing
Has a loved one told you that you have a snoring problem? Or maybe you feel groggy and tired even after a full-night's sleep? At-home sleep testing to help uncover if sleep apnea could be causing you to miss out on much-needed rest.
Network of Local Specialists
We work with a network of local providers, including pulmonologists, cardiologists, and ENT (ear, nose & throat) specialists, to help treat and diagnose patients with sleep apnea.
See If Treatment Is For You
If you’re struggling with sleep and snoring issues, we’re here for you. Our team can guide you through your options and answer any questions, so you can feel confident about your care.
The Benefits of Sleep Apnea Treatment
Get Proper Sleep
Without treatment, low-quality sleep can cause things like irritability, problems focusing, or even drowsiness when driving. But with proper sleep apnea treatment, you’ll be able to sleep properly again. You’ll feel rested after just 7-8 hours of sleep.
Improve Your Health
Sleep apnea treatment helps reduce your risk of health conditions like headaches, diabetes, heart attack and stroke, and more. You’ll be able to breathe properly and without interruptions at night, which is great for your overall health.
Feel More Energetic
Sleep apnea treatment helps you feel more energetic and get through the day more easily. It will be easier to do things like exercise and lose weight. Proper treatment may also help restore your libido and improve intimacy, since sleep apnea is often associated with low sex drive.
The Sleep Apnea Treatment Process
Sleep Test And Diagnosis
First, you’ll need to see a sleep specialist for a diagnosis. You will undergo a sleep study, where you’ll stay the night at a special lab. Your sleep specialist will monitor sensors attached to your body, and use this information to diagnose you.
Depending on your condition, your treatment recommendations may differ. Patients with minor apnea may just need a special retainer from a dentist, while those with more serious apnea may need treatment like a CPAP, or even oral surgery to remove some oral tissue. Your sleep specialist will make the appropriate recommendation.
Get Help From Your Dentist
If your sleep specialist recommends a retainer, orthodontics, or oral surgery, our team is here to help. We will work closely with you and your sleep specialist to help you control and manage your apnea.
Before & Afters
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Frequently Asked Questions
How Does Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) Work?
Oral Appliance Therapy, or OAT for short, uses a special mouthguard. This mouthguard changes the position of your jaw when you sleep, which prevents oral tissue from sagging into your airway. This means that your breathing won’t be interrupted at night. OAT is ideal for patients with minor-to-moderate apnea.
What Else Can I Do To Treat Sleep Apnea?
Your sleep specialist and your dentist may make some lifestyle recommendations to help with sleep apnea. These may include quitting smoking, exercising, losing weight, avoiding drugs and alcohol (especially before bed), and sleeping on your side, rather than on your back or your stomach.
What Is A CPAP?
CPAP is short for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. This is a type of machine that pumps a steady, gentle stream of pressurized air into your airway through a face mask. This stream prevents your airway tissue from collapsing, which prevents sleep apnea. CPAPs are usually recommended for patients with more severe apnea.