Effective Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep apnea causes more than discomfort: it can damage your health and quality of life. When you have been diagnosed with this condition, it is important to consider your options and find a sleep apnea treatment, that works for you. At Prairie Dental Care, we facilitate convenient and seamless treatments that will allow you to overcome the complications of sleep apnea. With our assistance, you will sleep better and get rest that truly refreshes your body and mind.

It all begins with a personalized approach to sleep dentistry. Thanks to our extensive training and experience in treating sleep apnea, we empower you to explore your options and pursue treatment that meets your needs—while also honoring your preferences. As a result, you get sleep apnea solutions that are compatible with your lifestyle, ensuring you get meaningful results. Request a consultation today and begin exploring your treatment options.

Why You Need to Address Your Sleep Apnea

A good night’s sleep is the foundation of a healthy and normal lifestyle. Without it, you will end up damaging your body. Sleep apnea is a disorder which blocks the body’s ability to receive adequate oxygen while sleeping. Consequences of sleep apnea include weight gain, loss of focus and mental clarity, and even damage to your circulatory and immune systems. Sleep apnea has been linked to a variety of chronic health problems, including high blood pressure, heart disease, and Type 2 diabetes.

If you suspect that you have sleep apnea, you may work with your physician to undergo sleep studies. If these tests have determined you have sleep apnea, there are many options you can consider to get treatment. One possible option includes going to a sleep dentistry clinic to get fitted for an oral appliance.

Oral Appliance Treatment—A Sensible Alternative to the CPAP

The core concept behind successful sleep apnea treatment is ensuring your airways remain unobstructed while sleeping. The CPAP machine has become the gold standard in overcoming obstructive sleep apnea. However, it has a key drawback that degrades its effectiveness. The key component to the CPAP is the facemask, which a patient must wear while they are asleep. Many patients who have been prescribed a CPAP do not wear it for more than a year—primarily because it is uncomfortable.

If you are seeking alternatives to using a CPAP, we recommend an oral appliance. Many appliances for sleep apnea are designed to keep your mouth and jaw in a specific position to promote clear airways, which reduces snoring while promoting restful sleep. Best of all, they are virtually seamless. There will be no need to maintain a machine or worry about strapping on an uncomfortable mask if you use an appliance crafted by your sleep dentist.

Helping You Overcome Your Sleep Apnea

Sleep soundly and with ease—our dentists are here to help you get a good night’s rest. We will work with you to craft fully customized oral appliances that manage your sleep apnea. By identifying the causes of airway blockages and crafting mouthpieces that address them, you can sleep comfortably—and all without the aid of a cumbersome mask that may be prone to malfunctioning and breakages.

We are committed to your total satisfaction. Therefore, we will facilitate treatment that gives you the materials and knowledge to sleep better and wake up feeling refreshed. During your course of treatment, we provide support at every step. From the initial consultation to re-fitting and replacement, you can count on us as your sleep dentists.

Contact us to request a consultation for sleep apnea treatment. We proudly serve patients throughout Vancouver, WA.