Have you been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea? Do you snore often? Do you frequently awaken with a headache or experience extreme drowsiness during the day? Do you use a CPAP machine but find it difficult to sleep comfortably?
Dr. Babcock, Dr. Bill and Dr. Hughes are pleased to offer sleep apnea treatment and CPAP alternatives at our office. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder marked by interruptions and pauses in breathing during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by obstructions in the airway, such as the tongue rolling back in the throat or collapsed tissues in the airway. Untreated sleep apnea can contribute to several serious health conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and liver problems.
One of the options we offer to treat obstructive sleep apnea is a custom-made oral appliance that you wear while you sleep to keep your airway open so you can breathe without interruption. Many patients also find the oral appliance more comfortable and easier to use than a CPAP machine. By treating sleep apnea, oral appliance therapy helps to keep you healthy, prevent further problems, maintain optimal oral health, and provide a long-lasting solution.
If you are searching for a CPAP alternative, or if you believe you may be experiencing the symptoms of sleep apnea in Sedona, Arizona, we encourage you to contact Sedona Dental Arts today for more information and to set up an appointment with our experienced dentists.