Sleep Apnea Treatment Is Something Your Farmington Hills Dentist Offers
Do you struggle to sleep well at night? Does your partner tell you that you snore — or do you wake yourself up snoring? It’s possible that you have sleep apnea. It’s important to get a referral to a sleep specialist so that you can get a proper diagnosis.
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that can be very serious. Your breathing stops and starts again frequently as you sleep. Untreated apnea can cause heart problems, breathing problems, headaches, and even death.
Many people don’t want to treat sleep apnea because they aren’t interested in using a CPAP machine. For obstructive sleep apnea, however, that’s not the only treatment option, especially in mild to moderate cases. Many people benefit from using an oral mouthguard during sleep.
The mouthpiece moves your lower jaw forward and also may prevent your tongue from blocking your breathing. Your sleep specialist can help you understand if this treatment will work well in your case.
If so, the dentists at Comfort Dental Spa can provide the mouthguard. We will make an impression of your teeth and have the device made. Then, you’ll come in for a fitting appointment. We’ll give you information about how to clean and care for your mouthguard.
Some of the many benefits of using this sleep apnea treatment include:
- An oral appliance is easier to tolerate than a CPAP machine
- Helps alleviate the symptoms of sleep apnea
- It’s easier to take with you when you travel
- You don’t need electricity or water for it to work
- It’s quieter than a machine
If you’re interested in using a mouthguard as sleep apnea treatment, talk to your sleep specialist. Then make an appointment with Comfort Dental Spa for a free consultation. We’d love to review your case and let you know how we can help!