Crafting Your Sleep Appliance

greenville sleep apneaWhen you have trouble sleeping and feel exhausted during the day, you could be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). To offer a solution and help you rest with ease, and put a stop to chronic snoring, you may need an oral appliance. In today’s blog, your Greenville, TX, dentist will explain how we design and craft this custom-made device.

When You Need Treatment

When should you contact our office to discuss solutions for a sleep disorder? Well, if you have trouble going to sleep and staying that way, this is often can cause for concern. People with OSA often wake several times in the night, as the collapse of soft tissues in their throat and mouth cut off airflow completely. Even if they don’t recall waking, this could happen several times, interrupting their sleep cycle and causing exhaustion during the day. Chronic snoring and moodiness are also common, as are headaches, migraines, dry mouth, and trouble staying focused during the day. If one or more of these potential symptoms applies to you, then please let us know right away.

The Dangers of Sleep Apnea

Without treatment, the disorder could worsen with time and leave you increasingly moody and sleepy. The strain on your immune stem could lead to more frequent illness. The disorder has also been shown to stress your cardiovascular system. The result is poor heart health, with an increased risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and heart attack. Once we offer a diagnosis with a thorough assessment and a home sleep test, we will move forward with our oral appliance therapy!

Crafting an Oral Appliance

To create the device, we first need to take a series of detailed images with advanced technology. The images are combined to create a 3D computer model, which enables our team to design and craft the finished product in a dental lab setting.

Wearing Your Sleep Appliance

The finished product will be custom-fitted for your smile and fit comfortably. Worn as you rest, the device actually repositions the jaw, moving it forward to prevent the collapse of soft tissues and any cessation of breathing. Without nightly interruptions, you wake more rested and feel more alert with time. Your overall quality of life improves, and you avoid strain on your immune and cardiovascular systems. If you have any questions about our treatment for OSA, or if you worry that you may suffer from this disorder, then please contact our team to learn more.

Smith Family Dentistry in Greenville Treats OSA

At Smith Family Dentistry, our team is ready to help you sleep without difficulty once again. To learn more about the process of improving how you rest, then talk to Dental Sleep Solutions of Greenville by contacting our office at 903-455-0516.