Do you or your partner snore?
Chronic snoring can be a sign of a condition called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA occurs when the breathing passages in the throat are obstructed by tissue. Airway blockage prevents vital organs from receiving the oxygen they need. In the most severe cases, if left untreated, sleep apnea can result in stroke, heart attacks or even death. It is important to look for signs of sleep apnea before problems worsen.
Signs of Sleep Apnea
There are several common signs of sleep apnea to look out for:
- Chronic migraines
- Restless sleep
- Morning headaches
- Mood changes
- Dry mouth
If you have noticed any of these symptoms, or often find yourself waking up to breathe, call Payette Dental at 208.243.9807 to schedule an exam and consultation. Our professionals will be happy to help you find a solution that works for you and your specific needs.
Treating Sleep Apnea
Dr. Brock Hyder offers sleep apnea treatment through the use of oral appliances. Oral appliances act like mouthguards and can be worn at night to prevent airway blockage. They are also custom-fit to each patient to ensure their effectiveness. This solution frees the airways for a restful and safe night of sleep. Oral appliances are also created to be as comfortable as possible for each sleep apnea patient.
Benefits of Oral Appliances
This treatment option offers many benefits to patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea. Oral appliances can:
- Reposition the lower jaw and tongue
- Stabilize the jaw
- Open up airways
- Increase the tongue’s muscle tone
Treating sleep apnea with oral appliances can reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. It can also result in less fatigue during the day time, so you can remain active and feel refreshed.
Schedule a Sleep Apnea Consultation
Are you tired of sleep apnea ruining your night’s sleep? Try customized oral appliance therapy. Call 208.243.9807 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hyder in his Payette, ID office today. You can also schedule an appointment with Dr. Hyder online. The Payette Dental team will be happy to provide you with the most comfortable dental treatment possible.
Sleep Apnea FAQs
What aggravates sleep apnea?
There are various conditions that make you more likely to have worse sleep apnea. These include being overweight, hormonal disorders, chronic lung conditions, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and Parkinson’s disease.
Can sleep apnea get better by itself?
In a few cases, losing weight may help you get rid of sleep apnea. But the more accurate answer is no, it won’t get better on its own. Oral appliance therapy allows you to sleep well and without apnea interruption. For extremely severe cases, surgery to remove soft tissue in your mouth and throat may be considered.
Is it necessary to treat sleep apnea?
Absolutely. Sleep apnea comes with many side effects and some are quite serious. Your brain isn’t getting enough oxygen, which can lead to consequences as severe as death. If you or your partner notice signs that you could have sleep apnea, schedule an appointment with us immediately.