Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Fix Your Sleep Apnea With Dental Treatments in Fort Lauderdale
Did you know that up to 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea? Despite this condition being common, it can wreak havoc and your health and increases your risk of heart attack, stroke, and irregular heartbeats. Fortunately, you can easily treat obstructive sleep apnea for a reasonable price.
What Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring?
Sleep apnea obstructive occurs when your airways become blocked, and you stop breathing during your sleep. Sleep apnea can stop you from breathing for up to 30 seconds and typically happens multiple times throughout the night. People with sleep apnea can wake up constantly throughout the night for as little as a few seconds and not even realize it. This condition can prevent you from ever getting a good night’s sleep and increase your chance of a heart attack 23 times.
Snoring is an issue that is closely related to sleep apnea. Snoring occurs when a sound is produced when air flows past relaxed tissues in your throat. Snoring is a respiratory issue which affects your ability to breathe in oxygen and breathe out CO2. It can also make it hard for your partner to sleep.
At Advanced Dental Wellness Center in Fort Lauderdale, we can treat mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea with a cost effective custom fit and designed dental appliance which you wear at night. This dental appliance is known as a mandibular advancement device. This device forces your jaw into a more optimal forward position which opens your airways and prevents your tongue from causing an obstruction. A mandibular advancement device is effective for preventing mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea and stops snoring.
A mandibular advancement device also has a lower price than a CPAP machine. It also has zero side effects and is very simple to use, making it a popular treatment for sleep apnea. However, it is not suitable for severe forms of sleep apnea.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Are Obstructive Sleep Apnea Symptoms?
Here are the most common causes of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome:
- Daytime sleepiness
- Suddenly awakening in the middle of the night
- Gasping in the night
- Dry mouth
- Sore throat
- Waking up with a headache
- Poor concentration
- Mood swings
If you suspect you have obstructive apnea sleep, you should book a sleep study known as nocturnal polysomnography. During this study, you're hooked up to equipment that monitors your heart, lung, and brain activity. Based on the results, you will know for sure if you suffer from sleep apnea.
What Are the Causes for Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
The main cause of obstructive sleep apnea is the muscles in the back of your throat collapsing, which blocks your airways. Then your brain starts to panic and briefly wakes you up. This is a chronic issue that can happen every few minutes. These behaviors and characteristics make you more likely to suffer from obstructive sleep apnea:
- Being male
- Having a thick neck
- Sleeping on your back
- Being older
- Nasal problems
To reduce your risk of suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, you should lose excess weight, stop smoking and sleep on your side. If your apnea does not improve, then you can explore low cost and effective dental treatments. Other popular solutions for sleep apnea and snoring include using a CPAP machine or surgery. Depending on your condition one or multiple of these treatments may be the best solution.
What Is the Process of Getting a Mandibular Advancement Device?
Getting a mandibular advancement device for an affordable price at Advanced Dental Wellness Center is super simple! During your first appointment, we will take a mold of your teeth and get to work on building you a custom dental device. It takes a few weeks to create, and then you just need one additional appointment to make sure the dental device fits correctly.
Don’t suffer another poor night’s sleep and postpone treating obstructive sleep apnea, thinking it will cost you a fortune! Contact Advanced Wellness Center today and book an appointment to get your mandibular advancement device made for a reasonable price. By wearing this oral appliance, you will instantly decrease your risk of heart attack and stroke and finally enjoy a deep sleep!
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