When was the last time you had a good night’s sleep? If you wake up in the morning feeling unrefreshed, you may be one of many people that suffer from sleep apnea. As one of the most undiagnosed conditions, sleep apnea is a serious, potentially life-threatening disorder, which temporarily obstructs breathing during sleep.
At the office of Family Dental 2000, we provide a comprehensive range of services to address conditions that can affect your health and overall well-being -- from the highest quality dental care, to the customized treatment of sleep apnea.
Getting a full night’s rest can make a tremendous difference in your day-to-day life. From performing well at work or school, to staying alert behind the wheel, the risks of excessive daytime fatigue can be quite serious. Sleep apnea occurs when the soft tissue in the back of the throat relaxes during sleep, blocking the airway and limiting the supply of oxygen. For sufferers of the condition, repeated pauses in breathing occur throughout the night, ranging from a few seconds to a minute at a time. The severity of the condition can differ dramatically from one patient to the next. In addition to preventing a person from getting a good night’s sleep, the condition can have negative physical effects, such as increasing risk of heart attack, stroke and abnormal heartbeats.
For patients with mild to moderate cases of sleep apnea, we can fabricate an oral appliance that fits in the mouth like a retainer. Custom contoured to every ridge and rise of the teeth for an ideal fit, the oral appliance supports the jaw in a forward position, helping to maintain an open airway during bedtime, allowing for a better night’s sleep and a refreshed feeling in the morning.
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At the office of Family Dental 2000, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on sleep apnea and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.
By Family Dental 2000
January 30, 2020