Have you been struggling to get a decent night’s rest? It’s possible that you may suffer from a sleeping disorder. At Kildaire Family Dental, we offer personalized sleep apnea treatments to help you get the restorative sleep you deserve. If you think you have sleep apnea, please contact our office for a consultation as soon as possible!Contact Us
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder in which a person repeatedly stops breathing for short periods of time throughout the night. The most common form of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea or OSA. With OSA, the soft tissue in the back of your throat collapses periodically while you sleep.
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea can be hard to identify because most symptoms occur while you’re asleep. However, there are a few signs you can watch for while you’re awake or you can have a friend or a loved look out for certain signs while you’re sleeping.
Waking up Gasping or Coughing
Sore Throat or Dry Mouth
Sleep Apnea FAQs
How is sleep apnea diagnosed?
Sleep apnea is usually diagnosed through a sleep study. During the sleep study, your sleeping patterns and breathing will be analyzed. If you have OSA, we can design a custom appliance to treat your sleeping disorder.
Do mouthpieces/mouthguards help sleep apnea?
Yes. If you have OSA, we can create a custom appliance that repositions your jaw while you sleep. The appliance prevents your soft tissue from collapsing throughout the night and is more comfortable than being hooked up to a CPAP machine.
What are the effects of sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea can cause a variety of health issues if left untreated. Sleep apnea risks include:
- Heart failure
- High blood pressure
- Severe migraines