At Progressive Sleep & Wellness in Gilbert, Arizona, we offer oral appliances for our patients struggling with a sleep disorder known as sleep apnea.
If you are wondering if sleep apnea affects you, the following symptoms may indicate that you do: experiencing extreme daytime drowsiness, recurring headaches, snoring, personality changes, and waking up with a sore or dry throat. All of these occur because of interruptions in your breathing during your sleep.
When you have obstructive sleep apnea, collapsed tissues may be blocking your airway or your tongue may be slipping back into your throat. Our oral sleep apnea appliances can push your jaw and tongue forward as you sleep to keep the airways open.
If you have untreated sleep apnea, you are likely more vulnerable to serious conditions such as heart disease, liver issues, and higher blood pressure. If you suspect you may have sleep apnea, you will need to see a sleep doctor for an evaluation and testing. Sleep apnea is a disorder that needs to be diagnosed by a sleep doctor before you can determine which treatment options can help you the most.
For those patients who have mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, you may find that our oral appliance more comfortable than a CPAP device. Our sleep apnea appliance fits over your teeth, opening your airways, holding your jaw forward and keeping your tongue from blocking the airways as you sleep.
Our dentist, Dr. Sheldon Sullivan is here to help you receive the quality sleep your body needs. We invite you to give us a call today at 866-54-SLEEP for more information and get on the road to better sleep!