Sleep Apnea Solutions With Our Kansas City Dentist
Do you snore? Are you CPAP intolerant? You might be surprised to know that the Gordon Dental team could have a more convenient way of helping you get a good night’s rest. Thanks to modern sleep dentistry, your answer could be as simple as a custom oral sleep appliances.
What Are Oral Sleep Appliances?
A sleep appliance is a mandibular advancement device that guides your lower jaw forward. This consequently helps to open the upper airway, preventing oxygen blockage. It’s an option for people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who are unable or do not want to wear a CPAP machine.
Your custom appliance is:
* Smaller and more convenient than CPAP equipment
* A quiet alternative to noisy machines
* Fitted precisely to your mouth
* Capable of improving sleep as early as the first night
* Easy to take along while traveling
Is Sleep Dentistry Right for Me?
Let us know if you’ve had a sleep study done. If not, we may be able to send you with a home sleep kit or refer you to a physician for your evaluation. If you truly have OSA, then yes, an oral appliance may be an excellent alternative to your CPAP machine.
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
Did you know that signs of sleep disordered breathing may be evident during your dental exam? We will assess your teeth for signs of advanced wear, hyperactive muscles throughout the jaws, and a large neck circumference. We will also review whether or not you have symptoms of:
* Weight gain
* Headaches or migraines
* High blood pressure or cardiovascular disease
If you do, an oral sleep appliance could help you improve your health, your quality of life, and protect your smile. The device may even be covered by your medical insurance! Contact Gordon Dental today to learn more.