Treat Sleep Apnea With A Customized Oral Appliance
If you experience sleep apnea, you may be surprised to learn that our team may be able to help! At Oviedo Dental Arts in Oviedo, we provide customized oral appliances that may be able to help you achieve the rest you need.
What is sleep apnea and how does it impact the body?
There are three main types of sleep apnea: obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), central sleep apnea (CSA), and mixed. OSA is the more common type and occurs when your airway is blocked during sleep. CSA is less common and occurs when your brain doesn't send signals to your muscles to keep breathing. Mixed sleep apnea is a combination of the two.
How can a dentist help treat sleep apnea?
Dentists can treat OSA with a custom-made oral appliance that's worn in a patient's mouth during sleep. By helping to keep their airway open, it enables them to breathe properly and achieve the rest they need.
Other than better sleep, what benefits are associated with using an oral appliance to treat sleep apnea?
There are many, including:
- improved quality of life
- decreased daytime fatigue
- reduced snoring
- lower blood pressure
- improved heart health
What happens if sleep apnea goes untreated?
If left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to serious health problems, such as:
- high blood pressure
- heart disease
If you have sleep apnea, talk to us about whether an oral appliance might be right for you. It could be the key to finally getting a good night's rest!
Contact Oviedo Dental Arts About Sleep Apnea Treatment Today
- Keep your airway open while you sleep with a customized oral appliance
- Achieve more restful sleep
- Reduce or eradicate daytime headaches and grogginess
- Lower your risk for heart attack, stroke, and more
- Prioritize your well-being!