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Sleep Apnea Treatment

Obstructive sleep apnea affects millions of people. It is more than just snoring. Sleep apnea causes disruption of breathing that can increase your risk for serious health problems. For many people with sleep apnea, relief and better health can be obtained with the use of a simple oral appliance while sleeping. At Envision Dental, we offer sleep apnea treatment to relieve snoring and improve breathing to better your health.

Sleep apnea can occur at any age, but it is more common in older adults. Weight, genetics and health can all contribute to causing sleep apnea. In many people, obstructive sleep apnea occurs when tissue blocks the airway when sleeping. To relieve this issue, one sleep apnea treatment is the use of an oral appliance or mouthguard. This can shift the jaw alignment and keep the airway open while you sleep, allowing you to receive healthy sleep and lower your risk of complications from sleep apnea.

Relief from Snoring and Teeth Grinding

Customized dental nightguards or oral appliances can be beneficial for more than just sleep apnea. We make dental nightguards for patients with bruxism, or teeth grinding, to prevent damage to their teeth or jaw. We also recommend wearing a nightguard for those with chronic snoring, whether or not they have sleep apnea. These devices are made specifically to fit your mouth and address your condition. You can sleep comfortably, and most people report that they sleep better and wake up more refreshed when they use their oral appliance for sleep apnea, snoring or teeth grinding.

Nightguards for sleep apnea are much less invasive and more convenient than using a CPAP machine. You can bring your oral appliance with you anywhere, and it is great for relieving other issues like snoring and bruxism. To learn more about sleep apnea treatment, contact us at Envision Dental to book an appointment at our dental clinic in Marietta, GA.