The Benefits Of A Sleep Appliance

mckinney sleep applianceJust because you have sleep apnea, doesn’t mean your only hope for a good night’s rest lies with a CPAP machine. Instead, we can provide a comfortable and effective solution with a CPAP alternative! In today’s blog, your Greenville, TX, dentist talks about the benefits of a custom sleep appliance.

The Signs You Need Treatment

When you’re aware of the common warning signs of sleep apnea, you can know when to contact our team for treatment. Sleep apnea means that as you rest, your breathing is cut off frequently by the collapse of soft tissues in the throat and the rear of your mouth. The brain registers the sudden drop in oxygen and wakes you, but you often don’t remember this happening. However, you tend to feel exhausted during the day, irritable, and have trouble with short-term memory or concentrating on tasks at work or school. You could experience headaches, dry mouth, episodes in the night of gasping for air or choking, and chronic snoring. When these symptoms arise, let us know so we can conduct a diagnosis and find out if you need treatment!

The Diagnostic Process

How do we diagnose issues like sleep apnea? We will talk to you about possible risk factors and other causes that could be responsible and discuss your sleep habits. We also send a device home for an at-home sleep study, one that enables you to rest comfortably in your own bed while the device takes notes on episodes related to slope apnea, such as cessation of breathing, blood oxygen levels, and more. We then interpret these results to assess the severity of your sleep concerns and find the right treatment for you, which usually involves a custom-fitted oral appliance instead of a CPAP machine.

Our Sleep Appliances

Our sleep apnea appliances are oral splints that look and function much like a mouthguard, but once in place they actually shift your jaw and tongue so that as you sleep airways stay open and free of obstruction, so you can rest without interruptions and enjoy good REM sleep. You will feel more rested and alert the next day, and the device is simple to clean and use, and travel with you as needed. Don’t let your quality of life suffer due to poor rest, talk to our team about sleep apnea appliances. If you have any questions or concerns, then please feel free to reach out to our team today. We look forward to hearing from you!

Ask Your Dentist In Greenville, TX About Our Sleep Appliances

We want to help you enjoy good oral health and a good night’s rest too, which is why we offer noninvasive and comfortable oral appliances. To learn more about our treatment options, then give us a call at Dental Sleep Solutions of Greenville & McKinney at (903)455-0516!