Obstructive sleep apnea is a surprisingly common condition that can make it incredibly difficult to get a good night’s rest. If you’ve ever had to get by on only a few hours’ sleep, you know how critical a full night’s rest is for your brain and body to function properly. The risks of daytime fatigue have the potential to be life-threatening, especially if you’re struggling to stay alert behind the wheel. If you believe you may be one of the 25 million adults in the US who suffer from Kenosha sleep apnea, consider a consultation with the specialists at Frantal Dental Care.
A sleep study is typically conducted to determine the severity of sleep apnea. The results of this study, along with other medical findings, will play a role in determining the recommended therapy. The most common form of therapy is a CPAP machine that provides a steady stream of pressurized air when sleeping, helping you to breathe fully. In cases of mild to moderate Kenosha sleep apnea, a dental appliance can frequently provide effective treatment for the condition. Similar to a mouthguard or orthodontic retainer, this comfortable and easy-to-use appliance is designed to help keep the tongue and soft tissues in the back of the throat from collapsing, enabling the airway to stay open during sleep. Oral appliances are individually fabricated and customized for maximum effectiveness and comfort; our team of professionals will guide you on how to properly wear and maintain your appliance. We recommend scheduling periodic assessments to inspect the fit of the appliance and enable us to make sure it’s functioning at its best so that you can enjoy a better night’s sleep.
At Frantal Dental Care we’ve helped many patients suffering from Kenosha sleep apnea reclaim a good night’s sleep. We’ve become a leading provider of sleep apnea treatment by providing skilled and experienced care, and by treating every patient with the respect and individualized attention they deserve. If you believe you or partner may be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, call our office today.