Sleep Apnea Treatment

Do you snore or have unrestful sleep each night? Many people who have these issues are suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, which restricts their airways while they are trying to get a good night’s sleep. Not only can it detract from you getting the rest you need, it can be disrupting the sleep for others in your home. At Meridian Campus Family Dental, we can help treat sleep apnea with general dentistry to improve your quality of sleep and the snoring that accompanies this issue.

Sleep apnea occurs when you stop breathing during sleep due to a restriction in your airway. For some, this can happen hundreds of times throughout the night causing you to gasp and snore as your body tries to get the oxygen it needs. Not only does this cause unrestful sleep, it can keep others trying to sleep near you from getting the rest they need. In addition, sleep apnea can put you at risk for other health problems, including high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes and headaches.

Snoring Prevention / Oral Appliances and Night Guards

Obstructive sleep apnea is caused from soft tissue in the back of throat blocking the airway. This can result in loud snoring and breathing as your body adjusts to get sufficient oxygen. A simple, yet effective, solution is to use oral appliances or night guards that can prevent this restriction, allowing you to breathe normal and get the air you need. This stops the snoring so you and your partner can get a restful night’s sleep.

Dr. Carpenter can create a night guard that is specifically made to fit your mouth to relieve sleep apnea and snoring. These oral appliances are similar to a sports mouth guard, but are designed to align your jaw to avoid airway restriction while sleeping. These devices are comfortable and easy to use, remedying most snoring issues immediately.

Stop snoring and begin getting a healthier, better night’s sleep. Contact Meridian Campus Family Dental today to schedule your appointment for sleep apnea treatment.

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