“Since implementing the sleep apnea appliance, I’ve been able to have a restful night of sleep.”
Over 18 million Americans struggle with sleep apnea, or the blocking of the oral airway by soft tissue during sleep. Sleep apnea can cause your breathing to stop for more than 10 seconds, multiple times during sleep. This blockage of airflow can be damaging to your health and is detrimental to your quality of sleep. We all deserve a restful night of sleep, and our team of sleep apnea specialists are dedicated to providing you with just that through our various procedures.
Our team of sleep apnea specialists are trained to correct the blockage in your throat caused by sleep apnea. The first step in correcting your sleep apnea is understanding the fundamentals of it.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea occurs when there is something blocking airflow in the throat during sleep—typically the soft tissue surrounding the lower jaw. Central Sleep Apnea is caused by issues in the central nervous system’s ability to control the muscles involved in breathing. Both forms (or the combination thereof) are dangerous conditions if left unaddressed.
Our approach to treating sleep apnea considers your right to restful sleep by being both convenient and functional. Oral appliances are less disruptive than other sleep apnea treatments, like CPAP, and allow for easier use. Oral sleep apnea appliances can help treat sleep apnea caused by the jaw obstructing the throat. When sleeping, a mouth guard will work to correct your jaw by bringing it forward, allowing for reduction of snoring and a clear passageway for breathing.