Sleep Apnea Treatment and Solutions
Sleep apnea, a condition that results in abnormal breathing patterns during sleep, affects countless Americans. It can be potentially dangerous if left untreated. Once this condition is diagnosed, your doctor may recommend you see a sleep disorder dentist for certain types of sleep apnea treatment.
Symptoms of sleep apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) results from a collapsed airway due to an obstruction. Sleep apnea can cause a number of problems that may endanger your overall health. Depending on the severity of the condition and the patient’s lifestyle, the symptoms may range from mild to severe.
Sleep deprivation and oxygen deprivation can lead to serious health conditions.
Common indications of sleep apnea
- Frequent episodes of halted breathing during sleep
- Choking, coughing or gasping
- Profuse sweating
- Inability to sleep through the night
- Daytime sleepiness/fatigue
- Nighttime heartburn
- Sour taste/bad breath
- Lack of concentration/confusion
- Swelling of the legs
- Chest pain
- Restlessness/inability to fall asleep
- Frequent urination
- Oxygen deprivation leading to heart disease and high blood pressure
Dental treatment options for sleep apnea
For many apnea sufferers, oral appliances can relieve most or all symptoms associated with the condition and help patients get deep, restorative sleep without interruption.
Oral appliances like SomnoDent MAS are a safe, holistic way to treat sleep apnea and can be customized for comfort. As technology in this area of dentistry continues to improve, sleep apnea patients have more effective and convenient options for the relief of symptoms.
Dental devices help combat the effects of this condition by preventing airway obstruction and encouraging the free flow of air. Devices like the mandibular repositioning device and the tongue-retaining device are worn during sleep to prevent episodes of halted breathing and help patients sleep peacefully.
Deldar Dental will evaluate your degree of sleep apnea to help you choose a treatment that works best for you. You may need to try out a few different sleep apnea devices to find the perfect fit.
Do not let sleep apnea interfere with your health. Talk to our experienced team about the treatment options we offer and share your sleep apnea needs and concerns. Contact Deldar Dental today for a free consultation.
Deldar Dental offers sleep apnea treatments in Noblesville, Carmel, Fishers, Indianapolis, Lapel, Westfield, and surrounding areas.