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Could A Sleep Apnea Appliance Help You?

Could A Sleep Apnea Appliance Help You?

Kansas City, MO, dentist offers treatment for sleep apnea

The quality of the rest you get is just as important as the quantity. If you frequently snore or wake up in the middle of the night, this can disturb your body’s ability to fully recuperate. Loud, intense snoring may be a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea. Your team at Delightful Dental Care in Kansas City, MO, may be able to help diagnose and treat this condition in a non-invasive manner.

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Signs That You May Have OSA

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) can be harmful to your well-being, but it can be difficult to recognize symptoms until they become severe. If you are frequently woken up by a family member’s loud snoring, this could be a sign of OSA. Other symptoms could include feeling tired throughout the day, insomnia, and changes in your mood. You can mention these symptoms to your dentist at your next checkup. They may be able to combine these side effects with other noticeable indicators to help diagnose the problem.

This disorder can hurt your overall health if it is left untreated. You may breathe with an open mouth in an attempt to get better airflow. This can lead to dry mouth, which can increase your chances of developing cavities or gum disease, which you will need to treat with restorations like tooth fillings. Aside from your oral health, it can also affect your physical and mental health as well. Physically, OSA may increase your blood pressure and may be linked to heart problems. It can also have a negative impact on your mental health, as a lack of sleep can cause irritability, anxiety, and depression.

This Appliance Can Keep Your Airways Open

To get started with treatment, you will need to schedule an appointment with your dentist. They can help address typical concerns such as cavities, bruxism, and more. Along with traditional preventive care, our team can also help recognize and diagnose symptoms of this disorder. After assessing your symptoms, we can discuss possible treatment methods that may include lifestyle changes and an oral appliance.

This disorder is caused by your airways being blocked as you rest. To treat it, a sleep appliance can be worn to help you breath easier. We will take measurements of your oral cavity to create a tool that precisely fits your needs. This non-invasive method may be more comfortable and convenient than traditional sleep apnea treatments. In the past, CPAP machines were a popular way to treat this disorder. These machines are bulky and may be uncomfortable because you would need to wear a mask while you rest.

Schedule An Appointment Today

We may be able to help treat your sleep disorders. To schedule an appointment with our team, call Delightful Dental Care in Kansas City, MO, today at (816)942-7669.

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To learn more, get answers to questions, or schedule a consultation with us, call Delightful Dental Care in Kansas City, MO, at 816-942-7669.

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