Sleep apnea is a growing problem with many complications. It’s defined as a condition where a person experiences multiple episodes of breathing cessation throughout the night. Those who sleep alone might never realize they have a problem. They might attribute their daytime fatigue to other things.
Many of the patients we see at Kennedy North Dentistry in Caledon, ON were diagnosed because they were snoring. It’s either this or their spouses noticed that they would stop breathing in their sleep. Sleep apnea needs to be treated because it increases a patient’s risk of cardiovascular disease. Feeling tired throughout the day will also increase work and driving accidents.
Sleep apnea dental appliances are devices we provide at Kennedy North Dentistry to help treat your sleep apnea. These devices are made here or at most dental offices. Precise measurements have to be taken to guarantee that you get the maximum benefit from wearing them in your sleep. Having them fit properly will also make it easier and more comfortable for you to sleep while using them.
These dental appliances work by holding the soft tissues of the mouth forward. By keeping them from receding, the airway will remain open, and patients can continue to breathe normally while asleep. Sleep apnea dental appliances or devices are effective at treating most cases of mild to moderate sleep apnea.
CPAP therapy is a very popular way of treating sleep apnea. These are machines that blow air into the person’s airway to keep it patent. Patients have to wear a mask connected to the CPAP machine using a tube. Most patients have trouble using CPAP machines because they’re difficult to sleep with. The constant air pressure dries the mouth and nose, leading to irritation in some patients.
Patients with severe sleep apnea will often need to use CPAP machines. They’re simply more effective than dental appliances despite their side effects. Both can be used together. In milder cases, dental appliances can be used alone without the need for CPAP.
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