A large number of people suffer from sleep apnea and have major issues treating it. Several symptoms lean towards sleep apnea, which makes it easy for you to identify whether or not you suffer from this condition. For the people who do not know this, dental procedures can also help treat sleep apnea and if you are looking for effective treatment measures you should drop in at Pacific Modern Dentistry to learn how we can help you.
Understanding Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a chronic condition that causes people to stop breathing at certain intervals while they are asleep. There are two main kinds of sleep apnea - one is obstructive sleep apnea and the other one is central sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is more common, and this is the kind of sleep apnea where the soft tissue in the airway collapses thereby preventing you from breathing while you sleep. Central sleep apnea is a little more intense because your brain stops sending messages to your body and this means that even if you stop breathing you won't realize it. Sleep apnea patients start to feel tired and lethargic throughout the day because of their disturbed sleep cycle and when untreated a person can suffer from severe physical and mental health problems in the long run.
Dental Treatment And Sleep Apnea
If you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, then there are very small appliances you can consider wearing while you go off to sleep in order to help eliminate the apnea. These oral devices are more effective for people who suffer from mild to moderate sleep apnea. People who suffer from severe sleep apnea will need to consider medication along with oral devices in order for them to sleep better.
There are various kinds of devices that can help provide relief with sleep apnea. The devices can be provided only after careful examination to see what kind of sleep apnea one suffers from. The device also needs to be fitted correctly based on the size of your mouth, which means they should be customized.
Not only do these devices help prevent sleep apnea, but they also help a person to breathe a lot better which means you will get sound sleep and also apply less pressure on the jaw. These oral devices can help with regularizing sleep patterns and also ensures that a person is safe.
It's important for you to make sure that you meet all the criteria for an oral device prior to just getting one and this is why you should give us a call at (206)284-4505 to figure out whether or not you are a good candidate for oral appliances. There are various factors that need to be taken into consideration prior to getting this device and if you have questions regarding the appliances you can also visit Pacific Modern Dentistry to discuss it in detail. These oral appliances can help treat sleep apnea and can help enhance your sleep cycles, which will help improve your overall health.