Suffer from sleep apnea? Find out how our very own dentist could help.
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that a lot of people deal with but should not be ignored. In fact, sleep apnea not only causes extreme daytime exhaustion but can also increase your chances of workplace injuries, car accidents and health problems, like heart disease and stroke. Fortunately, our Scottsdale, Tempe and Phoenix, AZ dentists, Dr. Shawn Monahan and Dr. Scott Sutton, are here to tell you more about sleep apnea and how we can help!
Did you know that someone with sleep apnea may wake up to 50 times or more in just one hour while sleeping? You won’t have any memory of waking up this much but you’ll find that it’s nearly impossible to drag yourself out of bed in the morning. If you find yourself extremely sleepy throughout the day, if you wake up with frequent headaches, if you find yourself more irritable or if you are having trouble concentrating, then it’s time to see a sleep specialist to find out if you have sleep apnea.
If you already have sleep apnea and are weighing your treatment options let us tell you how our Scottsdale, Tempe and Phoenix general dentist might be able to treat this sleep disorder. Oral appliance therapy can be a great option for someone with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea or loud snoring. Instead of wearing bulky and awkward equipment over your face to keep airways open as you sleep, this small appliance is worn over your teeth just like a mouthguard.
This sleep apnea dental appliance is designed to hold the jaws in a forward position to keep passageways open while you sleep. It also prevents the tongue from potentially obstructing the back of your throat and affecting how you breathe throughout the night. These appliances are custom-made to fit your mouth and are a convenient and easy way to get a better night’s sleep. Of course, this treatment isn’t right for those with more severe symptoms or those who find CPAP therapy effective.
Don’t let sleep apnea ruin your ability to have sweet dreams. Discover what it’s like to finally wake up refreshed and rejuvenated. Waterfront Dentistry in Scottsdale, Tempe and Phoenix, AZ can help. Call us today to find out if oral appliance therapy is right for you.