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By S & G Family Dentistry
December 02, 2016
Category: Oral Health
Tags: sleep apnea   sleep disorder  

You deserve a good night’s rest. Find out how our Leawood, KS dentists might be able to help you.

Sleep is so very important, but sadly so many Americans deal with sleeping problems that make it difficult to fall or stay asleep. Many sleep apneapeople have sleep disorders and don’t even know it. Of course, if you’ve been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea find out exactly how our Leawood, KS, dentists, Dr. Nancy Addy and Dr. Jarret Grosdidier, could help you.

While CPAP therapy is often the most common and recommended treatment for handling sleep apnea, not everyone is successful with this treatment option. Some people experience issues and irritation wearing the mask at night. Some people may accidentally even lose the mask while moving around in their sleep, which obviously negates having the equipment in the first place if it isn’t actually helping.

If you are someone for whom CPAP equipment just isn’t cutting it when it comes to managing your sleep apnea symptoms then it might be time to start talking to one of our Leawood general dentists about whether oral appliance therapy is right for you. We can work with you to help determine whether this is a great way to manage your symptoms and finally help you sleep more soundly.

This custom-made oral appliance can treat patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea but can often be used in conjunction with your CPAP equipment for those with more severe cases. The appliance is designed to fit over your upper and lower teeth to shift the jaws forward and prevent the muscles of the throat from collapsing and obstructing the airways while you sleep.

There are many benefits to oral appliance therapy for those with milder forms of sleep apnea. Most people find that wearing this retainer-like appliance is much more comfortable and more convenient than a CPAP mask. It can also be easily transported with you wherever you go.

Those who suffer from sinus issues due to the drying CPAP mask won’t have these same issues when they wear this dental appliance. Also, there is much less of a chance of this appliance being removed or knocked out in the middle of the night and can be a great option for someone who tends to toss and turn a lot while they sleep.

Here at Snoring and Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment Center in Leawood, KS, we understand the importance of sleep. If you are ready to finally have quality sleep, then it’s time to call us and let us know that you are looking for a way to manage your sleep apnea symptoms once and for all.