Sleep Apnea Treatment in Ladys Island
Sea Island Dentistry provides snoring and sleep apnea treatment in Ladys Island, South Carolina. To learn more, call 843-271-6353 or request an appointment today.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep Apnea is a type of sleep disorder that causes you to stop breathing for periods of time. When you sleep the soft tissues of your mouth, tongue, and throat can relax and block your airway. The most common symptom is snoring, which is caused by vibrations of these tissues while you breathe. The result of this condition is poor quality sleep that leads to other health issues.
Benefits of Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment
Treating your snoring and sleep apnea has many benefits:
- Better quality sleep for you. By putting an end to your snoring and breathing problems at night, you get better quality sleep that leaves you feeling refreshed.
- Less disruption of sleep for your partner. Your snoring may be affecting the sleep of anyone you share a bed with or anyone you live with. Treating your snoring can improve your relationships.
- More energy throughout the day. When you stop snoring and get better quality sleep, you’ll feel more energized during the day.
- Feel better physically and mentally. Sleep is tied to physical and mental health, so treating your sleep apnea can improve your mood and overall wellness.
In our practice, we focus on therapy with custom oral appliances. Many patients find relief from an oral appliance worn in the mouth at night. It positions your jaw and tongue properly to prevent snoring and keep your airway open. We can create a custom oral appliance for you that will fit comfortably and is easy to travel with.
For severe sleep apnea that does not improve with an oral appliance, a CPAP machine can help. It provides a steady flow of air into your airway to keep it open so that you can breathe properly while you sleep. In some cases surgery can be performed on the tissues of the throat to prevent snoring and obstruction of the airway. See your primary care physician to inquire about either or these treatments. You may need a referral to a sleep specialist.
Are You a Good Candidate for Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment?
If you snore, wake frequently at night, or feel tired no matter how much sleep you get, you may be a good candidate for sleep apnea treatment. After an evaluation we can determine whether or not an oral appliance would be an effective treatment option for you.
Why Choose Sea Island Dentistry?
At Sea Island Dentistry we believe in treating the whole person, not just your teeth. If you have any symptoms of sleep apnea, such as snoring, feeling tired, or even grinding your teeth, you may benefit from treatment. Depending on your situation, we will provide you with an oral appliance or refer you to another health professional if you need alternative treatment. We want the best care possible for you, whether it is through our office or not.