Sleep apnea is when you temporarily stop breathing throughout your sleep. Several people suffer from this condition usually stop breathing for 10 to 20 seconds at a time. This could happen many times while you sleep, and the worst part is, sometimes it could last for a minute or longer. With each apnea, the blood oxygen usually drops.
A dentist who is an expert is sleep apnea can assist you by giving you sleep apnea oral devices, particularly for your mouth. Your sleep dentist will check your sleep apnea and after diagnosed, your medication options will be catered and discuss with you.
Sleep apnea snore guards perform by moving the jaw forward, where it expands the size of the upper airway, hence, decreasing the air that causes sleep apnea and snoring.
Some sleep apnea patients use the snore guards or oral appliances experience a better sleep. There are also patients endure moving teeth after continued use. However, dentists are expected to fix the teeth positioning.
If you have more questions about sleep apnea or snore guards, please feel free to contact our Smile Zone office. Our dental team will surely give you oral treatment satisfaction. Let us help you get the rest you deserve.