Sleep apnea is a chronic condition that can negatively affect your life in a number of ways. If you think that you’re dealing with sleep apnea, our West Bloomfield dentists strongly encourage you to reach out for treatment as soon as possible. Timely treatment can help you avoid a host of sleep apnea related health issues, while improving your day to day experience.
Sleep apnea occurs when a patient’s relaxed oral tissues fall into his or her airway during sleep. This obstruction makes it difficult for patient to inhale enough air throughout the night. Consequently, the patient’s blood oxygen levels drop.
When your blood oxygen levels drop too low, your body actually wakes itself up in order to “restart” the breathing process. Unfortunately, this means that your natural sleep cycle is disrupted, and you stop getting the quality, healthy night’s sleep that you need.
For this reason, sleep apnea sufferers are prone to experiencing daytime fatigue, concentration and memory problems, as well as mood changes during the day. Some other common symptoms of sleep apnea include headaches, disruptive snoring, and chronic dry mouth (which can cause bad breath).
Our West Bloomfield sleep apnea dentists treat this condition with comfortable, easy-to-use oral appliances. Patients have found that this type of treatment is effective, and much more comfortable than traditions CPAP machines.
When you come in for an assessment with our dental team, we’ll pinpoint the cause of your sleep apnea symptoms, so that we can design an oral appliance that meets your needs. Effective sleep apnea oral appliances help you get a good night’s sleep, while helping to protect your overall health.
When you’re ready to get started, our dental team is here to help you! Please give us a call to schedule a personal consultation. You can also use the Contact Us page on our site to submit an inquiry and your contact info.