If you have symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), including snoring, difficulty sleeping, and daytime fatigue, your dentist may be able to help. Discussing these kinds of symptoms with a dentist is important.
Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea:
Oral appliances are effective for mild to moderate sleep apnea. These custom-made mouth guards are designed to move the lower jaw forward which helps maintain an open airway while you sleep. They can also reduce or prevent teeth grinding and snoring.
Quality oral appliances are carefully crafted in a dental lab from precise impressions of your teeth. Once it’s ready, you will return to the dentist to have it properly fitted so that it feels comfortable. Your new dental appliance should allow you to sleep undisturbed. Sleep apnea can often be treated with an oral appliance. Some patients find oral appliance therapy more comfortable than using CPAP machines.
A Simpler Solution
There is no reason to suffer from the effects of obstructive sleep apnea when a trip to the dentist can ease your symptoms. Our dental office provides solutions to help patients obtain relief from sleep apnea. If you believe you have sleep apnea and live in the Dallas area, call Dr. Jeff Colquitt, DDS today to schedule your consultation.