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By Snoring and Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment Center
May 10, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Snoring Appliances  

How your dentists in Leawood, KS, can relieve snoring and sleep apnea

If you have been told you snore, it can be embarrassing. It can also be a sign of a potentially serious condition known as sleep apnea. The truth is, sleep apnea can take years off of your life. Fortunately, your dentist can treat sleep apnea by having you wear a simple dental appliance while you sleep.

Dr. Nancy Addy and Dr. Jarret Grosdidier at Snoring and Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment Center in Leawood, KS, offer comprehensive treatment for snoring and sleep apnea. They are both Diplomates of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and the Snoring And Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment Center are accredited by the AADSM, the only office in Kansas.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, sleep apnea is a common problem affecting 18 to 20 million adults in this country. Sleep apnea is caused by the tissue at the back of your throat relaxing during the night. This tissue blocks your airway, causing oxygen loss to your vital organs, including your heart and brain.

This lack of oxygen can lead to:

  • A stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Memory problems
  • A shortened lifespan

For decades a CPAP was the only way to treat sleep apnea, but many people didn’t like the CPAP because it was bulky and uncomfortable to wear. Maintenance was difficult, and bacterial sinus infections were a common problem.

Now, there is another way, supplied by your dentist! It’s a simple dental appliance. There are two types:

  • A mandibular repositioning appliance holds your lower jaw in a forward position, keeping your airway open while you sleep.
  • A tongue retaining appliance, which holds your tongue forward, maintaining an open airway while you sleep.

These sleep apnea dental appliances offer important benefits, including:

  • Comfort, because they are custom made to fit your mouth
  • Portability, because they are small enough to fit in your pocket
  • Convenience, because you can easily take them anywhere
  • Hygienic, because you clean them by simple soaking

To read more detailed information about dental appliances to treat sleep apnea and snoring.

To find out more about how your dentist can relieve sleep apnea and snoring, call Dr. Nancy Addy and Dr. Jarret Grosdidier of Snoring and Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment Center in Leawood, KS, at (913) 451-2929. Call now and sleep soundly again!