What does a Las Vegas cosmetic dentist have to do with sleep apnea? More than you would think. Depending on the severity of your sleep apnea, you may only need an oral appliance to alleviate the snoring and breathing issues that occur during your nighttime slumber.
Over 18 million Americans suffer from some level of sleep apnea and many are not even aware that they have it. Common symptoms include:
- Waking up with a headache
- Excessive sleepiness during the day
- Chronic insomnia
- Loud snoring
- Interrupted respirations while asleep
- Difficulty paying attention
- Frequently waking up with a dry mouth
If it is determined that you are candidate for oral appliance therapy, your physician will give you a prescription to bring to our office. Enhance Dental will take an impression of your mouth to custom create a mouth guard for you to wear while you are sleeping. The appliance fits like a retainer or athletic mouth guard and helps to keep your jaw in a forward position so that your airway remains open.
Oral appliance therapy is a great non-invasive, drug-free way to correct your sleep apnea and help you to get a good night’s sleep. The appliance is portable, easy to clean, and will only be in your mouth while you are sleeping so it doesn’t have an impact on what you can eat or drink.
Once you have received your prescription for oral appliance therapy, schedule an appointment with Dr. Stark right away. After all, don’t you deserve a good night’s sleep?