At Juldan Dental we offer leading edge, personalized solutions to help patients maintain optimal oral health and support overall wellbeing. For patients suffering from mild to moderate obstructive Chandler sleep apnea, we provide customized oral appliance therapy to alleviate the symptoms of this serious disorder. Sleep apnea not only makes it difficult to get the rest you need, but if left untreated, it can also lead to potentially life-threatening consequences.
If you snore loudly, it may be keeping everyone in your household awake at night, but in some cases, snoring is more than just a nuisance. Heavy snoring could be a symptom of sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles at the back of your throat collapse during sleep, causing your airway to become blocked. Although snoring is often the most noticeable symptom of sleep apnea, your physician will have to perform a sleep study to accurately diagnose this condition. In addition to heavy snoring, sleep apnea can also be characterized by gasping, pausing or ceasing to breathe and waking up abruptly. You may also experience headaches, fatigue and difficulty concentrating throughout your day, as a result of poor sleep the night before. To treat the condition, your physician may recommend a CPAP machine. This device supplies continuous pressure through a mask, which you wear over your nose, and helps keep your airway open. In cases of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, our dentist can fabricate a custom oral appliance to alleviate the symptoms. Our Chandler sleep apnea oral appliance fits over your top and bottom teeth like a retainer, creating a slight protrusion in the lower jaw, which allows for better airflow throughout the night.
If you’ve been diagnosed with Chandler sleep apnea, it’s important to seek treatment right away. At Juldan Dental we provide comfortable, portable oral appliances to treat this serious sleep disorder. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call today.