Sleep Apnea Treatment
Do you snore, grind your teeth or wake up tired even after plenty of sleep? Sleep disorders can be linked to oral problems like jaw misalignment. Sleep apnea, bruxism (teeth grinding) and snoring are all associated with your oral health. If you want relief from bruxism or sleep apnea, treatment is available at Restore Dental in Highlands Ranch, CO.
Obstructive sleep apnea affects millions of people while they sleep. Soft tissues can block the airway during sleep, causing disruption of breathing. Many people with sleep apnea also snore, as it is one of the most common signs of this disorder. Sleep apnea can impact the quality of sleep and breathing. Sleep apnea can increase risks for serious health problems like high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
One of the least invasive sleep apnea treatments is the use of a nightguard while sleeping. Our dentist, Dr. Chiu, can design a customized oral appliance that shifts the jaw and controls the tongue to help keep your airway open during sleep. The nightguard is customized to your mouth for optimal comfort.
Relief from Snoring and Teeth Grinding
Customized nightguards and oral appliances are not only excellent treatments for sleep apnea, but they can also control other nocturnal oral health issues. A dental nightguard can reduce snoring and protect teeth from damage from bruxism. The comfortable mouthguard keeps the airway open to reduce snoring and prevents the teeth from touching. This can stop teeth grinding and protect the teeth and jaw from unnecessary stress.
If you have sleep apnea, bruxism or a snoring problem, consider using a nighttime oral appliance to help you and others in your home sleep better. To learn more about bruxism, snoring or sleep apnea treatment, contact us at Restore Dental. Call our dental center in Highlands Ranch to schedule an exam and consultation on the appropriate treatment for your condition.