Get a Restful Sleep
with Our Sleep Apnea Treatments
Sleep apnea is much more than just loud snoring throughout the night. This dental issue can harm your ability to get restful sleep and even increase your risk of high blood pressure, stroke, and heart attacks. Signs that you may have sleep apnea include: jerking awake with a gasp, incessant snoring, and severe headaches and migraines, particularly when you first wake up. If you notice these signs in yourself or a loved one, call Luck Family Dental today to get treatment.
Sleep Apnea Treatments
There are several different treatment options that Dr. Luck may suggest for sleep apnea. In some cases, it may simply be recommended that patients make several lifestyle changes, such as exercising, losing weight or sleeping on their back instead of their side or stomach.
Oral appliances are the most common treatment for patients with mild cases of sleep apnea. These appliances, which are shaped like a mouthguard or retainer, help strengthen and reposition the muscles and tissue in the mouth and palate, preventing tissue relaxation. Give us a call today to set up a consultation to see which option will work best for you.
The Health Risks
of Untreated Sleep Apnea
If left untreated, sleep apnea can become a serious health problem. Sleep apnea is much more than just loud snoring throughout the night. This condition can harm your ability to get restful sleep and even increase your risk of high blood pressure, stroke, and heart attacks. This dental health issue is caused by the soft tissues in the mouth, palate and throat relaxing during sleep. When this happens, the tissue may “fall,” and block the airway temporarily.
This often causes breathing to be cut off for 10 seconds or more, and also causes severe snoring. Airflow to the lungs is restricted, which can cause blood to become poorly oxygenated, leading to a variety of different physical symptoms. If you notice signs of sleep apnea in yourself or a loved one, call Luck Family Dental today to go over your treatment options.
Noticing Signs of Sleep Apnea?
Call Luck Family Dental
Sleep apnea can be treated effectively with oral appliances, but some extreme cases can only be cured with orthognathic surgery. At Luck Family Dental, we will start with non-invasive treatment before we suggest surgery or irreversible options. Give us a call today to discuss your treatment options.