What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes a person to stop breathing for brief periods (lasting around 10 seconds) while sleeping. The condition can range from mild to severe, and it often causes tossing and turning during sleep.
What are Sleep Apnea symptoms?
Some common symptoms of sleep apnea are:
- Not feeling rested
- Feeling tired during the day
- Waking up with a headache
- Loud snoring
- Gasping or choking during sleep
- Tossing and turning
How Can a Dentist Help With Sleep Apnea?
Believe it or not, your teeth can be the cause of airway problems. Recognition and assessment of sleep apnea symptoms are specialties of Dr. John Munro. He is committed to helping patients find relief, providing treatment options to fix the problem.
Sleep Apnea Treatment Options
Oral Appliance Therapy: Small, simple devices like mouthguards can adjust the position of your jaw and tongue to help clear your airway.
SomnoDent Mas™: SomnoDent Mas™ is a special mouthguard used to treat snoring and sleep apnea. It’s a unique device because it allows the mouth to open and close normally while sleeping. Belle Forest Dental highly recommends SomnoDent Mas™ because it has been effective in treating sleep apnea cases, and it has been clinically validated. Success can’t be guaranteed, but many people are good candidates for this treatment. We believe SomnoDent Mas™ is a qualify, comfortable product.
Contact Belle Forest Dental at: (615) 622-0255. We will provide free consultation to see if our oral appliances are the correct treatment for you.