Sleep Apnea & Snoring Therapy by Artistry In Dentistry
What is sleep apnea?
Symptoms of sleep apnea.
Though you may notice when you don’t feel rested, not many people can tell whether or not they’ve stopped breathing in the night. Some of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea are the following:
- Loud snoring
- Feeling unrested after a full night of sleep
- Trouble staying asleep
- Waking up with dry mouth
In addition to showing these symptoms, you may be more at risk for sleep apnea if it runs in your family if your nasal passage is already blocked due to allergies or other problems if you are a male or many other traits. If you are concerned, you can go to a sleep clinic to diagnose whether or not you have it, then call us to help come up with a treatment plan for you!
Additional health risks of sleep apnea.
- Memory loss
- Mood swings
- Falling asleep while driving or working
- Muscle tremors
- Loud snores
- Unexplained weight gain
Benefits of sleep apnea.
If you have been suffering from sleep apnea, the benefits of correcting it can be dramatic. You can experience profound relief by getting enough rest, having newfound energy, getting an elevated mood, and much more.
At Artistry in Dentistry, we know how tired you may be. That’s why we even screen for signs of airway obstruction at your regular checkups to make sure you’re in good health all around. If anything looks questionable, Dr. Sullivan may refer you to an ENT for you to have a sleep study performed at a specialized sleep lab.
If your sleep study results show that you do need to come back for a sleep apnea solution, our friendly team members will treat you with compassion, keeping you comfortable and explaining what we are doing. We’ll give you respect and be sure that we are only performing the services you choose.
The sleep apnea mouth guard.
You might wonder how a dentist can perform sleep apnea treatment. Many times, sleep apnea is caused by certain tissues around the throat, which can change shape as we age. These contact each other during sleep, causing snoring that interrupts sleep and leads to fatigue and other problems.
This type of sleep apnea can be corrected with a customized sleep apnea mouth guard. It will gently reposition your jaw to open your airway more. This can simply eliminate those snores, giving you better oxygen flow during your sleep and letting you rest.
"I was in search of a Sleep Apnea Oral Device and a friend recommended I speak to Dr. Sullivan because he’s the best in Phoenix and they were right! I had never had a spa-like experience at the dentist and was wowed from start to finish!"– Amy
Hate your CPAP?
The CPAP machine works for some patients who have sleep apnea. However, not everyone enjoys trying to sleep with a machine covering their mouth. And sometimes it is not very effective for certain patients. You might not be able to fall asleep with a machine next to you, or your sleep apnea might be of a different type that is not effectively treated with a CPAP.
That’s why you should try a sleep apnea mouth guard—one of the best CPAP alternatives. It is so easy to use. Instead of being hooked up to a machine every night, you will simply put the guard in your mouth. If it is right for you, you’ll lay back and get restful sleep once again.