Does your partner complain about loud snoring coming from your side of the bed? Do you constantly feel exhausted no matter how much sleep you get? These are common symptoms of sleep apnea, a sleep disorder that can impair not only your daily activities, but also your overall wellbeing. Luckily, we can treat sleep apnea here at Parkview Dental. Dr. Mary Alice Pressley, or “Dr. Mac,” can save you from the adverse effects of sleep apnea with a custom treatment. Call us today to learn how we can help you enjoy a quality night’s rest again!
WHY CHOOSE PARKVIEW DENTAL FOR SLEEP APNEA TREATMENT?
Digital Impression Technology for Precise, Comfortable Oral Appliances
Highly Effective, Non-Surgical Sleep Apnea Therapy
Able to Stop Mild to Severe Snoring
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea occurs when a person stops breathing briefly during the night. The body then goes into panic mode, partially waking the person up so that they can get oxygen. While you may not remember these episodes, they can happen dozens or even hundreds of times a night, preventing you from reaching the deeper, more restful stages of sleep.
The most common cause of sleep apnea is the soft tissues in the back of the mouth and throat collapsing and blocking the airway. Dentists have extensive knowledge of how this area of the body works, so they’re often well-qualified to treat sleep apnea!
How We Treat Sleep Apnea
Traditionally, patients with sleep apnea have been treated with a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine. This device delivers a steady stream of air through a mask worn over the mouth and nose. While it keeps the airway open, many patients find CPAP machines uncomfortable or disruptive.
At Parkview Dental, we offer a more convenient and comfortable alternative: oral appliance therapy. By taking digital impressions of your mouth, we can craft a mouthguard-like device that fits perfectly over your teeth. Just wear the appliance to bed, and it will gently shift your lower jaw forward, preventing your airway from becoming obstructed.