Do you sleep a full eight to nine hours at night only to wake up feeling unrefreshed? If your answer is yes, there’s a chance that you’re one of the millions across the US who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. As a chronic condition which disrupts your natural sleeping patterns, one of the telltale signs of 53406 sleep apnea is restless, nonrestorative sleep. If you experience chronic fatigue, abrupt awakenings throughout the night, or have received complaints about your incessant snoring at night, it’s a good idea to have yourself evaluated for sleep apnea. Here at the office of Steven W. Campbell DDS, our experience dentist is uniquely qualified to provide oral appliance therapy for the treatment of mild to moderate cases of sleep apnea.
During sleep, the soft tissues of the mouth and throat tend to relax. Sometimes, these soft tissues can gently occlude the airway as they slacken. In such cases, as air tries to pass through, vibration occurs, resulting in snoring. Unlike primary snoring, which is a harmless and common condition, mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea results in the restriction of oxygen to the brain. This can occur hundreds of times throughout the night, for anywhere from a few seconds to minutes in duration. Restricted oxygen flow to the brain in turn results in a variety of short term and long-term symptoms. Short terms symptoms of 53406 sleep apnea include irritability, difficulty concentrating, memory loss, and excessive daytime fatigue. When left untreated, obstructive sleep apnea has been linked to an increased risk for high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. If you have been diagnosed with mild to moderate sleep apnea, we can help alleviate the symptoms and consequences of the disorder with customized oral appliance therapy to help you breathe properly while you sleep. Carefully designed to comfortably keep your jaw in a safe, forward position, oral appliance therapy has proven to be an effective method for keeping the airway open throughout the night.
To learn more about our oral appliance therapy for the treatment of 53406 sleep apnea, contact the friendly staff at the office of Steven W. Campbell DDS today!