Do you wake up in the morning feeling tired even though you had a full night of sleep? Do you feel fatigued during the day and have difficulty concentrating? Do you snore so loud that you wake up with a dry throat or maybe even with a choking or gasping sensation? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you may have sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is an extremely serious, yet common, sleep disorder that causes you to stop breathing during sleep. With sleep apnea, your airway repeatedly becomes blocked and the amount of air that reaches your lungs becomes limited, causing both your brain and body to become oxygen deprived. When this happens, you may snore loudly or make choking noises as you attempt to breathe. People with untreated sleep apnea may stop breathing anywhere from a few times per night to a few hundred times per night. As a result, if you think that you may be suffering from sleep apnea, it’s essential to seek treatment as soon as possible.
When you think of sleep apnea treatments, chances are that a CPAP machine is the first thing that comes to mind. But, what you do if we told you that we offer a better, more effective option? While there are many FDA approved devices to help treat sleep apnea, none compare to the mandibular advancement device.
Mandibular Advancement Device for Sleep Apnea
Also known as the dorsal device, the mandibular advancement device is a dental device that is the perfect substitute to the CPAP machine or sleep apnea oral surgery. For the mandibular advancement device, your dentist simply uses an impression of your teeth to create a small, safe, hygienic, and comfortable mouthpiece. You then wear it while you sleep and it does all the work to reduce the air resistance that disrupts normal breathing patterns and leads to sleep apnea.
Still not sold on treating sleep apnea and replacing your CPAP machine with a mandibular advancement device? Then check out all of these advantages that mandibular advancement devices have to offer:
- Extremely convenient
- No wires and hoses to get tangled or replaced
- No noise
- Safe and effective
- Non-evasive and pain-free
- Custom made and fitted to each individual patient
Finally get a safe and sound night’s sleep. Contact All Smiles Dentistry to start managing your sleep apnea with a mandibular advancement device today!