Sleep Apnea Treatment
What is Sleep Apnea Treatment?
Sleep apnea is a serious disorder related to your breathing at night. Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have short pauses in their breathing throughout the night because of an obstruction in their airway. Certain factors can determine if you’ll have sleep apnea and it can be diagnosed with a sleep test. Unlike past treatments that involved a CPAP machine, we offer a simple oral device that is worn at night to open the airway and improve sleep apnea symptoms.
Why is Sleep Apnea Treatment needed?
If left untreated, your sleep apnea can get worse and can wreak havoc on your everyday life. Treatment is needed to help relieve you of these symptoms. Some of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea include:
- Severe exhaustion throughout the day
- Feeling tired regardless of how long you’ve slept
- Loud snoring
- Brain fog and forgetfulness
- Dry mouth
- Depression and anxiety
“This past visit I saw Dr. Mahale. This was the first time I have seen her. She had a great bed side manner, was gentle, nice and very thorough. “
Who’s a good candidate for Sleep Apnea Treatment?
If you have mild to moderate sleep apnea, you’re a good candidate for the device that we offer for sleep apnea. This device is easily worn at night and works to keep the upper airway open so that you can breathe easier. Not only does this help the loud snoring that you experience at night, but it can help you to get a more restful night of sleep. We can help in determining if sleep apnea treatment in our office is right for you.
What happens during Sleep Apnea Treatment?
You will come into our office for a consultation and exam. We will take impressions of your teeth and mouth that will be used to create your sleep apnea device. You will come back in to have the device fitted perfectly so that it’s comfortable. It is important that you wear the device every night for it to be effective. You may need to have the device replaced as it shows signs of wear and tear. Your new device is incredibly effective at treating issues concerning sleep apnea.
If you have sleep apnea and want to begin treatment, call us today and we will help to get you in for a consultation appointment.