Can Our Littleton Dentist Help Your Sleep Apnea?
Feb 08, 2017
Posted on Behalf of Columbine Creek Dentistry
If you're tired of wearing a CPAP machine or can't sleep with it at all, you might have another option. A custom oral appliance is another alternative for people with obstructive sleep apnea.
The appliance works by opening your airway at the back of the mouth and preventing your jaw from slipping back. This keeps the soft tissues open, allowing maximum oxygen flow. In fact, some people see significant results on the very first day that they wear an oral sleep appliance.
How it Works
First, we'll need to talk to your doctor or sleep physician. If you don't have one, that's ok as well. During your consultation, we'll talk about the process and what's needed to get started. It's as simple as having an impression made of your teeth!
A couple of weeks later, we'll have your custom oral sleep appliance ready to try in. After making sure it fits properly and adjusting it just so, you'll take it home to try it out.
Do I Have a Sleeping Disorder?
Let us know if you're experiencing any of the following problems:
- Acid reflux
- Weight gain
- Chronic fatigue
- TMJ pain/TMD
We'll also assess your teeth for signs of advanced wear (flattened teeth) or prominent jaw muscles. Both signs could indicate that you're struggling for oxygen at night.
You Can Trust a Sleep Dentist
Dental sleep medicine is backed by scientific research and clinical evidence that shows it's a viable option for people who are CPAP intolerant. Visit Columbine Creek Dentistry to see how our Littleton dentist can help you enjoy a peaceful night's rest again.
Posted on behalf of Columnbine Creek Dentistry