Did you know that approximately 18-30 million adults suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)? At Mint Hill Dentistry we offer Sleep Dentistry treatments for those individuals suffering from sleep apnea and snoring. We will evaluate each person individually and create an individualized plan for treatment. We offer an advanced at-home sleep study that can measure your oxygen levels, heart rate, REM sleep, and other metrics to evaluate for sleep apnea and snoring.
OSA is a life-long condition that can affect your sleep, health and general quality of life. Many people who are diagnosed with OSA also have trouble with other health problems. Some of these include diabetes and heart disease.
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Signs and Symptoms
During the night if you have any loud snoring, gasping for air, grinding your teeth, are startled awake or are generally restlessness you may need to be tested. During the day if you suffer from headaches in the morning, depression, high blood pressure or excessive daytime sleepiness you need to consider being evaluated for sleep apnea.
Treatment for Sleep Apnea
With a successful treatment you can feel more refreshed during the day, enjoy your activities, perform better at your workplace and rest better at night – not to mention that your spouse can stop wearing their ear plugs!
Treatment consists of wearing a customized oral appliance that opens the airway to allow for increased flow of oxygen while you sleep. The main appliance used in our office is SomnoMed – one of the world leaders in Continuous Open Airway Therapy. Please visit their website for more information on sleep apnea and how their appliance can help.
Take the Next Step
Give our office a call to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists and let us help you with your sleep apnea or snoring today!
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