Do you often wake up feeling exhausted and have trouble concentrating throughout the day? If so, you could be suffering from sleep apnea. If your doctor or GP has diagnosed you with obstructive sleep apnea, please contact our experienced dentists near you for a custom-fit oral appliance. Our sleep apnea treatment in Citrus Heights, CA, can help ease mild to moderate sleep apnea issues.
Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the airway collapses and prevents oxygen from reaching the lungs. This can happen several times during sleep.
Patients with sleep apnea often experience the following symptoms:
We can help provide custom-made oral appliances for patients diagnosed with mild or moderate sleep apnea. Custom-fitted oral appliances can help you get a good night’s sleep. Oral appliances for sleep apnea should be replaced once they have become worn out.
If left untreated, sleep apnea can have a debilitating effect on your health and wellbeing. Your breathing may stop and start as many as 30 times in an hour, and you may wake up each time with a choking sensation. Obstructive sleep apnea may be caused due to obesity, genetics, excessive alcohol consumption, or no specific reason. Patients with severe sleep apnea may need a CPAP machine’s assistance, but those with milder symptoms can benefit from oral appliance therapy.
Wearing a custom-made oral appliance can prevent your airways from collapsing by holding the jaw in a forward and slightly lower position. Once you visit New Vision Dentistry, our trained dentists will first take x-rays of the oral cavity and accurate impressions to send to the dental lab.
Once the oral appliance is ready, we will check it for fit and comfort. Oral appliances (commonly known as ‘mandibular advancement devices’) for sleep apnea are portable, lightweight, and silent. They can benefit patients with mild sleep apnea symptoms. Our highly trained dentists in Citrus Heights, CA, will make any adjustments to the device as needed.