Sleep Apnea Treatment

Snoring Isn't Just an Annoyance

Often times, snoring is a pre-cursor to a more critical health concern, known as sleep apnea. People with sleep apnea experience an obstruction in their airway. Most of the time, they don't even realize it. The obstruction prevents them from getting oxygen regularly throughout the night. Sleep apnea is a major contributing factor to heart disease. Those suffering from sleep apnea experience elevated blood pressure which is a key risk factor in acquiring heart disease and strokes. The outcome of sleep loss can result in serious health concerns and premature death. Sleep deprivation can have negative effects on the function of your brain, increasing stress hormones and leading to depression.

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Even if you have only mild sleep apnea, being fitted with an oral appliance can result in the reduction or even cessation of snoring. This could be a great gift to your partner!

Our Alternative to CPAP

The traditional treatment for sleep apnea has been the CPAP device and it still remains the gold standard for moderate to severe sleep apnea. CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Air Pressure. The patient is fitted with a machine that pumps a continuous stream of air into the patient's nose or mouth throughout the night. However, many people find this uncomfortable and they stop wearing the mask.

CPAP device

If you have sleep apnea and can't tolerate or are frustrated with your CPAP, we can offer you an alternative treatment. Dr. Jones can custom fit you with an oral appliance. These are small acrylic devices that fit over the upper and lower teeth similar to an orthodontic retainer or mouthguard. They gently realign your tongue and jaw to open your airway and allow more airflow to the lungs as you sleep. They are easy to place and remove, easy to clean and are convenient for travel. These devices are amazingly comfortable and have an excellent success rate for sleep apnea and snoring.

Snoring and sleep apnea don't have to fill your nights. Give us a call today at (770) 467-3639 for a no-cost/no-obligation consultation.

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