Oral Appliance Therapy
Welcome to Perrinville Family Dentistry. We offer top of the line oral appliance therapy for individuals who experience obstructive sleep apnea. What is sleep, apnea? Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that affects one's breathing during sleep. It can obstruct the flow of oxygen into the body, and the brain as people with sleep apnea will stop breathing for short durations throughout their sleep.
Why You Should Treat Sleep Apnea as a Serious Matter
Sleep apnea can lead to several severe health conditions if left untreated. Some of the health problems that sleep apnea is known to be one of the causes are high blood pressure, heart problems, stroke, diabetes, exacerbating ADHD conditions, and depression. As you can see, sleep apnea should never be treated lightly, which is why we offer you the best treatment options to alleviate and eliminate this sleep disorder.
Diagnosis is a Key Part of Treating Sleep Apnea
To properly treat this sleeping disorder, it is vital for our sleep specialist to determine what type of sleep apnea condition you are suffering from first. There are three types which are obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, and complex sleep apnea syndrome. Our highly skilled sleep specialists are well-versed in this regard and will be able to help you through the treatment process.
Our Oral Appliance Therapy Treatment Process
We offer top-quality oral appliance therapy. Our expert staff comes with years' worth of experience in regards to developing the best oral appliances utilizing the most advanced features and design. Our patients will be fitted with a specially designed mouthguard or orthodontic retainer to make sure that it will help our patient's airways remain open as well as offering the utmost comfort during their sleep.
While you can buy over-the-counter oral appliance devices, our sleep specialists highly recommend against doing so as you need a fully customized device developed by professionals to suit your specific needs and requirements.
For people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, our clinic offers two types of oral appliances to provide relief and help you regain good quality sleep at night. Our mandibula repositioning device is the most common oral appliance for treating sleep apnea. It looks similar to a mouthguard, and it helps reposition our patient's lower jaw to help keep the airway open.
The second oral appliance we offer our patients is the tongue retaining device. This device has an appearance similar to a retainer. As the name implies, the tongue retaining device holds the tongue in place so that it won't obstruct the airway.
Sleep Apnea Treatment is But a Phone Call Away
Our highly skilled staff and sleep specialists offer years of collective experience and knowledge in treating sleep apnea. Our oral appliances are designed for easy use, durability, and easy transportation anywhere our patients decide to go. For more information, contact us at Perrinville Family Dentistry at (425) 616-0620 today so we can schedule an appointment. Our team is ready and waiting to help you however they can.