90% of people with sleep apnea never know that they have it. If you already know that you have sleep apnea, chances are that your case is very prominent. Fortunately, the skilled dental professionals at Andover Dental Group have the experience and knowledge to help you deal with your sleep apnea.
For most people, managing sleep apnea means wearing a large CPAP appliance. While these pieces of equipment do work, they are bulky, noisy, and make it difficult to sleep comfortably. Thankfully they are not the only way to treat your sleep apnea.
Many causes of sleep apnea have to deal with the physical anatomy around your airway. Soft tissues inside the back of your mouth and upper airway can actually collapse against one another – blocking the airway and sealing out oxygen. As you fight for breath (often causing you to snore), you constantly wake until you can breath again – preventing you from receiving the quality of deep sleep that you really need.
Now, what if you could open your airway naturally, instead of physically forcing oxygen through your airway with a CPAP machine? It’s a reality, and more and more people are choosing natural sleep apnea treatments over invasive equipment. How can this be done? Using the same method that rescue breathers utilize during mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. The jaw is guided forward, preventing the tongue from creating a seal with the soft palate and pharynx.
Custom fitted oral sleep appliances do just that. They position the jaw in a way that promotes natural air flow. At Andover Cosmetic Dental Group, we can help you confidently battle your sleep apnea and sleep disordered breathing difficulties. We work side-by-side with your sleep physician to develop a custom fitted oral appliance that can eliminate sleeping and sleep apnea as early as the first night’s use.
Call our dental office today to find out more about our convenient, comfortable sleep apnea treatments. You owe it to yourself!