You know, personally, I have sleep disordered breathing. So it led me to look into solutions for myself. And what we discovered was that there are many appliances that can help move the lower jaw forward which opens up the airway, over here (gestures to his throat area). So it's an upper and lower appliance that you put in at night. If people snore, it helps eliminate snoring, and for some people who have sleep apnea, it can treat mild or moderate sleep apnea. It's FDA approved. If you have apnea you need to go to a physician and get a prescription for it because as a dentist it's not something that I'm necessarily treating, I'm only making the appliance. But if you have snoring it's something that we do not need a prescription for.
A custom-made oral appliance gently moves your jaw forward to keep your airway open as you sleep. An appliance can:
- Help you get more restful sleep
- Relieve apnea symptoms such as headaches, sore throat, and dry mouth
- Help you function better throughout the day
- Stop your snoring so other members of your household get better rest too
- Lower your chances of experiencing related health conditions such as high blood pressure
Sleep apnea is potentially life-threatening, so seek treatment from a practice with solutions that can help. Call our Pompano Beach, FL dental office today at 954-590-0538.
Get the Rest You Need With Our Help
Sleep apnea makes sleeping soundly throughout the night difficult. If you think you have sleep apnea, you should get a sleep test done by your doctor. With a diagnosis, you can have your treatment at Restorative and Implant Dentistry covered by your insurance. All you have to do is get a referral, and we take care of the rest. If you just want an appliance to stop snoring, no referral is needed.
Once you have your medical referral, we can conduct a Mallampati test. This measures the size of your airway by determining how much blockage is visible. With those results, our dentists can fit you with a custom oral appliance. This keeps your airway open throughout the night so you can sleep peacefully. While an appliance works well for mild to moderate cases of sleep apnea, another form of treatment may be needed for more severe cases.
Know These Sleep Apnea Symptoms
Here are some common sleep apnea symptoms to help you determine if you may need treatment:
- Chronic loud snoring
- Mood swings
- Chronic sore throat, especially upon awakening
- Frequently falling asleep during the day
Get sleep apnea treatment so you can enjoy a good night’s rest. Call our Pompano Beach, FL dental office at 954-590-0538 to schedule your appointment.