Do you snore like a freight train, or wake yourself up throughout the night gasping for air? That’s not a good situation for you or your housemates! But there could be an easy dental solution for all of your night-time problems at our Wellesley MA dental office. You see, these days we’re using an unobtrusive oral appliance to treat snoring and sleep apnea. Keep reading to find out more about it, and then be sure to give us a call at 781-304-8172 to request your consultation appointment. Whatever you do, don’t do nothing!
Don’t Hit Snooze On This Dangerous Condition
Sleep apnea is a bigger deal for adults in this country than most people realize. It is estimated that this condition impacts about 18 million Americans right now.
There are two forms of sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea, with obstructive sleep apnea being the most common, and also the one that dentists can most often treat.
Sleep apnea is dangerous because it forces you to take a pause in breathing. During those breathless episodes, your blood pressure will spike and most sufferers experience amplified gasps for air.
These rises in blood pressure will cause the patient to have higher blood pressure throughout the day, too. And high blood pressure increases the risk of heart problems and even increases a person’s susceptibility for stroke.
Oh, and you could also DIE from sleep apnea. That’s what took out Jerry Garcia, along with countless other folks who had no idea what they were up against.
Here are some other undesirable side-effects associated with sleep apnea:
- Weight gain
- Daily fatigue
- Mood swings
- Increased risk of accidents (due to drowsiness and inability to focus)
But there is hope!
For a long time, sleep apnea treatment has been handled with the loud and awkward CPAP machine. The CPAP works well enough at making you breathe. But the machine is more or less intolerable for most patients.
Think about it: the CPAP involves a machine, a hose, and a mask. The mask itself can disrupt a person’s sleep and the noise of the machine can sometimes disrupt the sleep partner worse than the original snoring!
Don’t worry, the CPAP is not the only way. In fact, there is now a better way to treat patients with sleep apnea, at the dentist’s office of all places.
If you are afflicted with mild to moderate sleep apnea, you might be a candidate for a custom-designed oral appliance. Your oral appliance will just need to rest on the bottom teeth so it can gently move the jaw forward to keep the airways sufficiently opened up while you are busy sleeping.
Unlike the CPAP contraption, our appliance will be comfortable and will not interrupt your sleep or your partner’s sleep. It’s also great for travelling.
The best part is that things will change for the better right away.
Call Today For A Good Night’s Sleep
Please don’t put off treatment if you are having sleep issues, like snoring and sleep apnea. Call Tocci Dental Associates in Wellesley, MA instead at 781-304-8172 or fill out our convenient online form to request a sleep dentistry consultation appointment.