Sacramento dentist offers great snoring treatments – find relief today!
Odds are, you’ve heard the term sleep apnea, but you may not know exactly what it means or how many people have it. Sleep apnea is a condition that can be extremely detrimental to your overall health and quality of life. At Adams Dental Associates in Sacramento, we can help our patients with effective management of sleep apnea using oral appliance therapy. Our dentists are able to help patients with this great snoring treatment that improves both sleep and overall health.
What is sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea is a disruption in your natural breathing pattern while you sleep. The airway becomes obstructed by tissues in the throat, causing the oxygen reaching your brain to dramatically decrease. When this happens, your brain signals your body to startle awake, causing you to gasp and breathe again. Individuals with obstructive sleep apnea experience this pattern repeatedly, up to hundreds of times per night.
In addition to excessive snoring and massively disrupting sleep, which leads to daytime fatigue and reduced productivity, sleep apnea can contribute to many other serious health problems, including:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Stress, mood disorders, and depression
- Memory loss
Oral appliance treatment for sleep apnea
For years, CPAP treatment was the mainstay in treating sleep apnea. While effective, CPAP machines can be bulky and disruptive, which leads to low treatment compliance. Oral appliance therapy is an alternative to CPAP therapy and is a comfortable and effective way to treat sleep apnea.
Oral appliances are custom-designed mouthpieces that are worn in the mouth while sleeping. The appliance is designed to maintain an open, unobstructed airway, allowing you to breathe normally throughout the night and reducing the symptoms of sleep apnea. Because the appliance is designed to stabilize the oral structures, you may notice some soreness in the initial few days of wearing it, but over time, it will become a comfortable way to improve your sleep and your quality of life.
Learn more about our great snoring treatment today
If you are ready to start sleeping better, it’s time to learn about oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea. To book your consultation, give us a call at Adams Dental Associates today at (916) 999-1302.