Discover The Benefits Of Oral Appliance Treatment
posted: Jan. 26, 2021.
Discover The Benefits Of Oral Appliance Treatment.
If you snore, you may be doing more than keeping your partner up at night. It's true that snoring is itself does not necessarily mean you require medical intervention. But snoring that's consistently loud and occurs often enough for your partner to lose sleep then it alone is a reason to seek help, and it could also be a symptom of sleep apnea. Employing a custom made oral appliance your Littleton, CO, dentist can help return to you, and your partner, a full night's sleep. To learn more contact Dr. Paul Rocke of Rocke Orthodontics.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
The condition occurs when the upper airway interrupts airflow at night. Snoring is the end result and waking up gasping for breath happens when the passage becomes completely blocked. Leading up to this your body works extra hard to open the blocked airway, ultimately forcing you to wake up to allow you to breathe.
The recurrence of these nightly disturbances drastically impacts your waking days. From fatigue and sleepiness to trouble concentrating, trouble with mood, and memory.
Untreated it can lead to a number of health complications, including high blood pressure and atrial fibrillation, and possibly stroke.
Sleep Apnea Treatment in Littleton, CO
Many cases of sleep apnea can be treated right in your dentist's office employing an oral appliance that you wear to sleep every night. It goes in your mouth like a retainer and helps to support your jaw which keeps your airway from collapsing, thus helping you breathe and to get a full night's sleep. Which in turn helps with your snoring and your partner's ability to also sleep through the night.
Oral appliance therapy is not for every type of sleep apnea but it is a more portable, easier to use alternative to a CPAP machine, for example. To find out if oral appliance therapy is right for you make an appointment today with Dr. Rocke of Rocke Orthodontics in Littleton, CO, by dialing (303) 730-7002.