Sleep Apnea Dentist Offering a Personalized Approach to 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 dentist familiar with the treatments that work for you. At Prairie Dental Care, we facilitate convenient and seamless treatments that can help you overcome the complications of sleep apnea. With our assistance, you have the potential to sleep better and get rest that truly refreshes your body and mind.

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 that blocks the body’s ability to receive adequate oxygen while sleeping. Consequences of sleep apnea can include weight gain, loss of focus and mental clarity, and 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 if they find it 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 dentist.

Helping You Overcome Your Sleep Apnea

Our personalized approach and extensive training and experience in treating sleep apnea can help you sleep soundly and with ease. By identifying the causes of airway blockages, we can help you explore the treatment options that are compatible with your lifestyle. We will work with you to craft fully customized oral appliances that help you sleep comfortably without the aid of a cumbersome or uncomfortable mask. We provide support at every step of your treatment. From the initial consultation to re-fitting and replacement, we are committed to your total satisfaction. We’ll facilitate treatment that will help give you the materials and knowledge to sleep better and wake up feeling refreshed.

Request a Consultation Today

Our team is located in Vancouver, convenient for sleep apnea patients throughout the region. When you’re ready for a better night’s sleep, call Prairie Dental Care at 360-944-9800 to request a consultation with our sleep apnea dentists.