Imagine a Good Night’s Sleep With Our Comfortable Oral Appliance
Are you one of 54 million Americans who live with obstructive sleep apnea?
This chronic condition causes a person’s breathing to stop and start throughout the night, hindering a good night’s rest. Sleep apnea can result in grogginess, chronic fatigue, depression, daytime sleepiness, irritability, gastric reflux issues, erectile dysfunction, concentration and reflex issues during the day.
If your CPAP machine is in your closet, under your bed or not being worn at night, Smile Dental Center is here to help! Dr. Bruce Sofferman is a Board Certified Oral Facial Pain Specialist who provides effective sleep solutions for patients with sleep apnea.
Smile’s Sleep Solutions
It’s important to address the issue right away, as sleep apnea can potentially affect one’s future health, contributing to heart problems, high blood pressure and other concerns.
Oral Appliance Therapy
If you’re unable to use a CPAP, trying an oral therapy appliance is the next best thing to address moderate sleep apnea or chronic snoring! Oral appliances are specifically designed to the shape of a patient’s mouth and keep the airway open as the patient sleeps by adjusting the position of the jaw or tongue to prevent collapse or obstruction. These devices can be a backup when traveling or if you cannot carry a bulky CPAP machine. Oral appliances could be a replacement for CPAP or used in conjunction to relieve your symptoms!
Dr. Sofferman can also help you develop new habits to improve quality of life, focusing on:
- Open Nasal Passages: Solutions such as nasal sprays or strips keep the passageway open.
- Regular Routine: Patients may find that developing an exercise routine and going to bed at a consistent hour each night lessen sleep apnea symptoms.
- Reducing Sleep Aids: Stopping smoking, sleep-inducing substances and alcohol consumption allows for more natural sleep.
- Losing Weight: Diet and exercise to lose weight and reduce sleep apnea symptoms.
- Sleep Positions: Sleeping on your side or with your head elevated.
Are you experiencing pain related to sleep apnea? Don’t wait. We see emergencies same day!