Did you know dentistry now has solutions for sleep apnea? Avoid the C-PAP and chose an oral appliance! Drs. Chris and Patrice Winterholler have helped dozens of patients get a restful night’s sleep. Plus, obstructive sleep apnea can be life threatening and should be treated to prevent further health problems.
What Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea causes people to stop breathing during their sleep. This could happen anywhere from few times to a hundred times, and can last as long as 10 seconds, making OSA extremely dangerous.
According to the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), 50-70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders. Fortunately, dentists can actually help these people thanks to sleep apnea dentistry.
Sleep Apnea Dentistry
Sleep apnea dentistry involves oral appliances designed to be worn during sleep to improve airflow.
Our office often uses Respire Medical oral appliances to stop snoring and promote a restful night’s sleep.
To get one of these devices, Dr. Winterholler will perform an examination and consultation, determine which device is the most appropriate for the specific patient, customize the device for proper fit and provide follow-up care and advice.
Sleep Apnea Dentistry has become the best solution to OSA. If you think you might be at risk, schedule a visit to us today.
Snoring is often a symptom of a lack of airway space. During development the upper dental arch can become constricted and narrow. The lower jaw becomes locked back and inhibits the space between the lower jaw and the throat. Often patients don’t know their dentist can diagnose and treat sleep apnea.
What Is a Snoreguard?
A snoreguard is often a very effective way to treat the symptom of snoring. If you or your spouse suffer from snoring, we could supply you with a custom-made device to prevent it. Snoreguards are worn at night to hold the jaw more forward and downward that you naturally hold it while sleeping. This would enlarge the airway space so that as you breathe, the soft tissue in the throat will not vibrate and cause that sound we call snoring.
We also offer orthodontics to correct the bite, which will also help reduce snoring. A full mouth restoration will open the bite, another way to reduce or prevent snoring, as it enlarges the airway space.
Drs. Chris and Patrice Winterholler offer many cosmetic dental and general dental solutions to the snoring patient. Please call or contact our dentistry office to schedule a free consultation to discuss your options.