Sleep Apnea – Edmonds, WA
Many people suffer from a sleeping disorder known as sleep apnea. This chronic condition occurs when a person experiences an obstruction of their airways during sleep. They may actually stop breathing for a few seconds to a few minutes at a time. This dangerous condition may lead to several unpleasant symptoms including:
- Snoring or gagging
- Reduced sleep
- Fatigue during the daytime hours
- Memory problems
- High blood pressure
Since these symptoms are not always directly related to sleep apnea, many individuals are unaware that they have the condition. If left undiagnosed or untreated, the patient may be at increased risk of stroke or heart attack. Only a physician can properly diagnose the condition, so it’s important to seek medical attention if you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms.
There is good news if you or a loved one suffers from sleep apnea – it is highly treatable. Here at Avenue Dental Care, we have helped many sleep apnea patients get a better, safer, and more sound night of sleep.
Treating Sleep Apnea with a Dental Appliance
Here at Avenue Dental Care, we offer our sleep apnea patients a fitted dental appliance that is designed to keep the airways open and unobstructed during sleep. We will fit the appliance to your mouth. You must wear the appliance in the mouth during sleep to avoid the unwanted symptoms of sleep apnea. Our patients find that they snore less, are able to sleep longer, and feel more rested upon waking.
Why Choose a Dental Appliance over Other Treatments
A dental appliance is just one option for sleep apnea patients. Here are some of the main reasons our patients opt for an appliance:
- Dental appliances are more affordable than other treatment options. Patients will pay less out of pocket to treat their ailment.
- Dental appliances are small and comfortable to wear. Most patients have no problem adjusting to wearing their appliance at night.
- Getting a dental appliance is completely pain free. You can also stop treatment at any time if it doesn’t work for you.
Getting a Dental Appliance
Our dentist at Avenue Dental Care will personally fit you for the appliance using molds and x-rays. Your appliance will be custom made to your specific measurements, ensuring an exact fit. Before you leave with your new appliance, we will make sure you know how to properly wear and clean it. We will also refer you back to your sleep specialist or physician to make sure your dental appliance is helping to reverse your sleep apnea symptoms. We can help you get a better night’s sleep!