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By Snoring and Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment Center
July 20, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: sleep apnea  

Find out how we could help you get a better night’s rest.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that not only causes the sufferer to stop breathing up to hundreds of times throughout the night, but can also cause some major health issues including stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart attacks. If you are looking for a way to treat your sleep apnea, it’s time you talked to our Leawood dentists Dr. Nancy Addy and Dr. Jarret Grosdidier.

That’s right! Your dentist can also help treat your sleep apnea problems. It might sound weird, but once you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea by a medical professional we can work with them to determine if oral appliance therapy is the right way to treat your sleep disorder.

What is oral appliance therapy?

When you first look at this mouthpiece it may be reminiscent of a mouthguard, but this appliance is worn only when you sleep and provides support for the jaw while also repositioning it to keep the upper airways open and free of obstruction. This makes oral appliance therapy a great way to treat those who snore or have obstructive sleep apnea.

What are the benefits of getting oral appliance therapy in Leawood?

This non-invasive therapy is a great way to treat your sleep apnea symptoms without it affecting your lifestyle. There are many reasons someone may choose oral appliance therapy including:

  • It fits comfortably
  • It’s easy to travel with
  • It’s simple to care for and maintain
  • It’s small and non-invasive
  • It’s easy to wear

Who is right for this sleep apnea treatment?

Our Leawood dentist will work with your doctor to make sure that you could benefit from oral appliance therapy. It can be a great option for some patients who either can’t use CPAP equipment or have found it ineffective for treating their symptoms.

When you come in for your first visit, we will conduct a thorough physical exam to check the jaw, tongue, and airways. X-rays may also be taken in order to determine if your condition could be treated with this therapy.

Want to know if oral appliance therapy is right for you? Then call the Snoring and Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment Center in Leawood, KS to schedule your next appointment. Don’t let sleep apnea keep you from getting the rest you deserve.