What is Sleep Apnea?
Chances are that you or more than a few of your friends or even family members struggle with drowsy days and restless nights. Do you blame your mattress? Could too much caffeine be disrupting your sleep?
Have you ever considered that it could be sleep apnea? This sleep disorder is:
- Relatively common affecting as many as 20 million Americans
- Usually accompanied by snoring
- Caused by a blockage in the airway
- Marked by gasping for breath that can start and stop as many as a hundred times a night
- Often treated by using a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure or CPAP machine
- Harmful to your overall health and can even be fatal
If you’ve have mild to moderate sleep apnea, then you probably know how uncomfortable the CPAP machine can be. You also know that it’s time you get the restful sleep you desperately need. That’s where we can help.
How Does A Dentist Treat Sleep Apnea?
Dr. Jeffrey LaMura has highly specialized training and advanced technology to help sleep apnea patients like you find relief from their CPAP for a restful night’s sleep. He can alleviate your discomfort using a custom-fitted dental appliance explicitly designed for stopping sleep apnea. When you visit our office for a no-obligation consultation, he’ll talk with you about your symptoms, review your medical history, discuss treatment options, take X-rays, and conduct a thorough examination of your teeth, jaw, and bite.
Get Rid of Your CPAP and Your Sleep Apnea
Have you been previously diagnosed with sleep apnea but gave up on using your CPAP machine a long time ago? You’re not alone. The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine says up to 50% of sleep apnea patients are CPAP intolerant and stop using it.
Most mild to moderate sleep apnea cases and patients who are CPAP-intolerant who come to our office now enjoy a quiet, peaceful, and healthy night’s sleep thanks to an oral appliance that effectively and comfortably moves your lower jaw forward, opens your airway, stops snoring, and eliminates your annoying, unhealthy sleep disruptions. There are several different oral appliances with FDA approval and treatment is often covered by medical insurance.
Stop ignoring your snoring! Learn more about our sleep apnea solutions.