Dental Treatments for Sleep Apnea
Are you missing out on vital sleep due to sleep apnea? Did you know that dentists can help with sleep apnea using different types of treatments? At Beltran Dental Surgery, we help patients in Temple Terrace, FL with sleep apnea get better rest. In fact, sleep medicine is actually an area of dental practice. We focus on oral appliance therapy to treat sleep disorders like apnea and difficulty breathing, snoring, and other issues. Each person is different, and we conduct in-depth studies to identify the needs of each patient. If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and are having a difficult time with your CPAP machine, we may be able to help you with an alternative treatment. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with us.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep-related issues are difficult for people and their partners. The quality and duration of your sleep impact not just how you feel in the morning, but your overall health and well-being as well. If you’re spending every night snoring or fighting sleep apnea without knowing, you’re missing out on proper rest and putting yourself at risk for additional health problems. Snoring is one of the most common warning signs of obstructive sleep apnea. If you or your partner snores regularly every night, it’s time to schedule an appointment with us so we can address the issue.
What Are My Treatment Options?
While the most common treatment for sleep apnea is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, some people find it obtrusive to sleep with. The machine keeps your airway open by forcing air through flexible tubing attached to a mask as you sleep. This mask, as you may know, tends to be uncomfortable and restricts the way you’re able to sleep. Oral appliance therapy is a breakthrough method of treating sleep apnea and other disorders with less intrusive methods. We use smaller mouthpieces to alleviate snoring and other issues. You can find more information on these techniques on our Dental Appliances for Sleep Apnea page.