Do you snore regularly, gasp for air, have restless sleep, or concentrating during the day? Are you generally irritable and not sleeping enough? If so, you may be suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Oral appliances can be successfully worn to treat OSA and snoring. These devices are similar to orthodontic retainers or night guards. The appropriate appliance attempts to maintain an opened, unobstructed airway during sleep. The result of this treatment are more restful and peaceful periods of sleep.
Since sleep apnea is a medical condition, it must be diagnosed by a physician. Determination of proper therapy is made by joint consultation between your physician and dentist. If not treated, obstructive sleep apnea predisposes one to high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke.
If you feel that you or someone you know suffers from OSA, we can help. We will guide yoiu through the process of obtaining the proper treatment that will improve your sleep patterns and increase the quality of your life.