Learn More About Oral Appliance Therapy And Sleep Apnea

When you start to learn about the effects of sleep apnea, you may make two important discoveries. One is that this problem can have more effects on your physical health than you realize, and the other is that this condition could be the cause of different concerns you have about your health and energy levels! Patients at our Livonia/Detroit, MI dental office can learn something else:  With oral appliance therapy, we can address issues with sleep apnea without using a CPAP machine! For those dealing with obstructive sleep apnea, a custom oral appliance can stop breathing disruptions that interfere with your ability to enjoy truly restful sleep.

How Can I Find Out If I Need Treatment For Sleep Apnea?

If you are struggling with sleep apnea, you can struggle with several issues. One is with loud, chronic snoring, something that your partner may have already brought to your attention. You may also struggle during most days because you feel fatigued even on days when you should be appropriately rested. Unresolved problems with sleep apnea also frequently cause issues with your short term memory, cause headaches in the morning, and frequently affect people by causing them to experience a sore throat or dry mouth issues.

Using A Custom Appliance To Correct Breathing Difficulties From Sleep Apnea

Oral appliance therapy corrects problems with sleep apnea by dealing with obstructions by soft tissues in your throat that cut off your breathing. The appliance is a custom-made guard that you will wear when you go to bed. Its presence changes the way you position your jaw so that you no longer experience airway interference. With this change in your sleep, you can once again complete your rest cycles during the night and feel properly refreshed during the day!

Why Treatment For Sleep Apnea Should Be A Priority

Did you know that untreated sleep apnea can lead to difficulties with higher blood pressure? People who suffer from this problem can deal with elevated blood pressure and issues with an irregular heartbeat. Both of these problems lead to more risks for general health troubles. You also have to worry about the daily toll of sleep apnea, which can lead to sluggishness, problems with focus, and the risk for falling asleep at inopportune times.

Talk To Your Livonia/Detroit, MI Dentist About Oral Appliance Therapy For Your Sleep Apnea Issues

Through oral appliance therapy, Dr. Stewart can help those affected by obstructive sleep apnea put their rest issues behind them. This alternative to treatment with a CPAP machine can make successful treatment more accessible, and it can lead to important health benefits over time. If you would like to find out more about our practice and services, or if you feel that sleep apnea affects your life right now, please contact your Livonia/Detroit, MI, dentist, Dr. Stewart, by calling (734) 425-4400.