If your loud snoring is keeping everyone is your household awake at night, obstructive sleep apnea may be to blame. Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder, which makes it difficult to get a good night’s sleep, and can lead to serious, even life-threatening consequences if left untreated. Fortunately, at the office of Dr. Amy Thompson, we provide treatment for Huntsville sleep apnea with customized oral appliance therapy. Our team tailors treatment to meet your individual needs and is committed to helping you enjoy a more restful night’s sleep.
Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles at the back of the throat collapse while you’re asleep, blocking your airway. While snoring is one of the most easily identifiable symptoms of sleep apnea, a medical professional will need to perform a sleep study to accurately diagnose this condition. In addition to heavy snoring, symptoms may include pausing or ceasing to breathe, gasping for air and waking up abruptly. You may also experience fatigue, headaches and difficulty concentrating throughout your day, as a result of an interrupted sleep cycle. To treat sleep apnea, your doctor may recommend a CPAP machine, which supplies continuous pressure through a mask, worn over your nose, which keeps your airway open. In certain cases, our dentist can work with your medical team to provide a customized oral appliance to treat mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. Our Huntsville sleep apnea oral appliances fit over your top and bottom teeth, like a retainer, creating a slight protrusion in the lower jaw, which allows for better airflow. Your care and comfort are our top priorities. Our experienced professional team will help you adjust to wearing your oral appliance and teach you how to maintain the device for the most effective outcome of care.
With a portable, comfortable Huntsville sleep apnea oral appliance, we can help you breathe easier and sleep better. At the office of Dr. Amy Thompson we provide leading-edge solutions to improve your oral and overall health. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call today.