Oklahoma City Sleep Apnea Appliances
Helping You Sleep Better & Live a Happier, Healthier Life
If a physician has given you a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea, you are probably searching for a way to remedy the problem. At Sorgen Dentistry, we help treat sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy. This involves the use of a special, custom-fitted dental device that is designed to keep an individual’s jaw and tongue in a forward position to help maintain an open airway.
How to Tell If You Have Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that impacts nearly 25 million Americans. If left untreated, the condition can lead to some severe health problems, like Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. It has also been known to increase the chances of having a stroke or heart attack.
It is important to evaluate your life to see if you exhibit any signs of having sleep apnea. Some of the most common indications of sleep apnea include loud snoring, ceasing to breathe for long periods while sleeping, waking up suddenly with shortness of breath, and getting up often during the night to use the bathroom.
Other symptoms of sleep apnea include:
- Daytime sleepiness
- Sexual dysfunction
- Memory loss
- Gastric reflux
- High blood pressure
If you’ve experienced a number of these warning signs, there is a good chance you have sleep apnea. You should schedule an appointment with your doctor to discuss your symptoms and obtain an accurate diagnosis.
Sleep Apnea Appliances vs. CPAP Therapy
CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) therapy is another common way to treat obstructive sleep apnea. This method involves the use of a hose and mask to deliver constant and steady air pressure into the person’s mouth and nose as they sleep.
There are several reasons why many patients prefer oral appliance therapy over CPAP therapy, including:
- Dental devices don’t produce loud noise and are more comfortable to wear
- Oral appliance therapy requires less equipment and is easier to travel with
- Dental appliances do not interfere with sleep positions
- Oral devices do not dry out the sinuses like CPAP masks do
- Oral appliances are small and portable and won’t trigger TSA inspections in airports
Because of all the annoyances of CPAP equipment, many people fail to carry on with their treatment. Oral appliance therapy has a high rate of compliance among users, partly because they are so easy and comfortable to use.
Treat Your Sleep Apnea Today
When you turn to Sorgen Dentistry, you can count on working with a friendly, professional, and well-established dental team. Our commitment to patient comfort and high-end, personalized service is second to none.
“The setting is lovely and comfortable.”- Toni K.
“So glad I found Dr. Sorgen when I moved to Oklahoma City!”- DJ
“Superior service, dentistry skills, and compassion”- Rosemary G.
“Dr. Sorgen and his staff are amazing.”- Austin P.
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