Sleep apnea is a potentially serious disorder that can ultimately lead to heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure if it is left untreated. Some of the more immediate effects include loud snoring, morning headaches, daytime sleepiness, irritability, mood changes, depression, dry mouth, and difficulty concentrating. If you think you suffer from this condition, talk to an expert immediately, and we can perform a test to see just how severe your condition actually is. Once the testing is complete, we can recommend the best treatment for your needs.
Sleep apnea can come in different severities. Some patients may only have a mild case while others suffer from extremely severe cases. For mild cases, many patients find relief with a sleep apnea mouthpiece. There are different kinds of mouthpieces available depending on what exactly is causing your sleep apnea. We offer a mandibular repositioning appliance, which holds the lower jaw forward allowing your airways to remain open at night. And we also offer a tongue retaining device, which keeps the tongue in a fixed position so that it does not collapse into your throat. Sometimes, our expert will prescribe a mouthpiece to a patient who cannot handle CPAP therapy.