How Oral Sleep Appliances Help Stop Interrupted Breathing
At Lake Lucerne Lifestyle Dentistry, our team is committed to improving the quality of your sleep through our dental care. If you suspect you may be among the estimated 20 percent of Americans who suffer from a form of sleep apnea or breathing problems while you sleep, we can provide dental screenings for these potentially life-threatening disorders. Our dentists have extensive training in dental sleep medicine from the Pankey Institute, an ADA CERP Recognized Provider dedicated to advanced dental education, and we can help you understand these issues and treatment options, including sleep apnea oral appliances.
Find out how Lake Lucerne Lifestyle Dentistry can help you get a better night’s sleep. Call (407) 410-4489 to book an appointment for dental sleep medicine in Orlando.
For those with sleep apnea—a fairly common sleep disorder in which you periodically stop and start breathing—getting a restful night’s sleep can seem impossible. People with sleep apnea may snore loudly or wake up tired despite sleeping for plenty of hours. In this condition, breath is usually interrupted when the throat muscles relax and the airway becomes blocked. A custom mouth guard or oral appliance from our Orlando dental office can gently move the jaw forward or hold the tongue in place, increasing the size of the upper airway and allowing breath to continue unimpeded during sleep.
A sleep apnea mouth guard is often used instead of a CPAP machine or oral surgery. It can be an effective treatment if you have a mild to moderate form of the disorder.
Oral appliance therapy is a popular alternative to a CPAP machine because:
- It’s easier to use since it does not require electricity
- It’s discreet and far less detectable to a bed partner
- It’s portable and compact, making it ideal for travel
- It often provides an immediate improvement, even on the first night
We find that, because of these reasons, you are more likely to use an oral appliance, which often leads to a drastic improvement in your health and well-being. Our dentists at Lake Lucerne Lifestyle Dental in Orlando can prescribe one for you. Visit us today.
Suffering from sleep apnea? Call (407) 410-4489 to book an appointment with our skilled dentists and get ready to breathe easy.
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