Greenville, NC Sleep Apnea Treatment
Did You Know Sleep Apnea Can Shorten Your Life?
Not to worry–Greenville Dental Sleep Center can help!
First, ask yourself:
- Do I snore loudly?
- Do I have a headache in the morning?
- Do I have a sore throat when I wake up?
- Do I sometimes wake up with a gasping or choking sensation?
- Am I sleepy during the day?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you could have sleep apnea, a condition caused by the tissue at the back of the throat collapsing and blocking the airway during sleep. This means your brain and other vital organs are being slowly starved of oxygen. This can lead to serious problems such as stroke, memory impairment, and heart failure. You can see how sleep apnea can be a potentially life-threatening condition, but the special skills of the dentists at Greenville Dental Sleep Center have come to the rescue.
Many people who visit a physician or sleep lab are provided with what is called a Continuous Positive Air Pressure (CPAP) machine, which fits over the nose and mouth. This machine provides continuous airflow through the nose. This sounds like a perfect treatment, however, many patients find the CPAP uncomfortable, constricting, and difficult to wear. As a result, they stop treatment. However, our dentists at Greenville Dental Sleep Center are trained in Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) for the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. These appliances help to keep your jaw open and forward while you sleep, keeping your airway open. To Learn more about Oral Appliance Therapy click here.
At Greenville Dental Sleep Center, we invite you to stop in and visit. You will receive a thorough exam of your mouth, head, and neck, and may also send you to your physician for additional testing. If we believe you do have sleep apnea, we will work together with you to determine your best course of treatment. Our Oral Appliances are custom-made for you, to provide you with the best option for your health.
- Obtain important background information, such as medical history, and talk with you about how your life is affected by sleep apnea
- Deliver the most appropriate sleep apnea treatment for your needs
- Evaluate the effectiveness and progress of your treatment
Remember, sleep apnea can not only lower your quality of life, it can also shorten the span of your life, so make an appointment with our office in Greenville, NC today!