What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a serious sleep-related disorder that affects your ability to breathe freely at night. In some cases, snoring can be a sign that sleep apnea is present, but it may also exist on its own and be incredibly disruptive to your own sleep as well as those around you. Dr. Roher has studied extensively in the field of dental sleep medicine and has successfully completed the highest level Mastery program through the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Your doctor might prescribe one of the following:
CPAP– A mask that delivers positive air flow to the nose and sometimes the mouth during sleep.
Implant Therapy– Nuero simulator implant for sleep apnea
Surgery- Physiscan may suggest surgery to elivate the passage ways
Advantages of Oral Appliance Therapy
Oral appliance therapy is an effective, non-invasive treatment that fits easily into your lifestyle. Patients like oral appliance therapy because it is:
- Easy to wear
- Convenient for travel
- Easy to care for
Is Snoring Keeping You Up At Night?
While you sleep, the muscles of your throat relax, your tongue falls backward, and your throat becomes narrow and “floppy.” As you breathe, the walls of the throat begin to vibrate leading to the sound of snoring. The narrower your airway becomes, the greater the vibration and the louder you snore. Sometimes the walls of the throat collapse completely creating a condition called apnea (cessation of breathing). This is a serious condition which requires medical attention.
When To Call Medical Arts Dentistry
If your physician believes that your snoring is not a symptom of a more serious sleep disordered breathing problem, an oral appliance can be used to quiet your snoring and improve the sleep of your bed partner! Medical Arts Dentistry is here to help you regain your sleep and wake rested and ready for the day. Call us at 912-921-0401.