Sleep Apnea

Have you ever considered how your jaw alignment may be affecting your breathing patterns? Sleep apnea sufferers are experiencing poor breathing during sleep, which in turn leads to Oxygen deprivation and poor sleep.

Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder characterized by pauses in a patient’s breathing during sleep. These pauses stem from a narrowed or collapsed airway. The position of the tongue or jaw or the looseness of the throat and tissues may be to blame.

Patients with sleep apnea are not achieving healthy sleep. If you or your loved one snores at night or is feeling tired during the day, please schedule a consultation with our experienced dentist.

Benefits of Sleep Apnea Treatment

It might surprise you to learn that some patients who are suffering from sleep apnea do not even realize it. During the night, they awaken dozens or even hundreds of times to restart their breathing. However, these awakenings are so brief that the patient may not remember them in the morning.

If your partner has noticed that you snore, choke, or gasp during sleep, come to Sweetwater Dental for a thorough sleep apnea analysis. Our dentist will give you an honest professional opinion to help you find the correct diagnosis and refer you to the proper medical professional if necessary.

We can significantly decrease snoring and lower sleep apnea side effects with oral appliance therapy. This conservative sleep apnea treatment involves wearing a custom-made mouth guard during sleep. This form of sleep apnea treatment will:

  • Prevent airway from collapsing
  • Ensure a more restful sleep
  • Effectively reduces snoring
  • Significantly reduces sleep apnea symptoms
  • Can reduce tooth grinding at night
  • Increase blood Oxygen saturation

Patients who do not seek sleep apnea treatment are shown to suffer from increased blood pressure and are at greater risk for heart attack, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Our sleep apnea treatment will help decrease your snoring and help you avoid the health complications associated with sleep apnea.

Schedule your appointment with Dr. Ryan Taylor at Sweetwater Dental to determine if an appliance is the best sleep apnea treatment for you. If you are suffering from snoring, daily fatigue, or mood swings, come find out if sleep apnea is the problem.