Sleep Apnea Treatment In St. Paul, Alberta

If you're one of the millions of Canadians who suffer from sleep apnea, you know how important it is to get a good night's rest. But what you may not know is that our Smile Quest Dental in St. Paul team may be able to help you achieve it!

What is sleep apnea?

A condition in which a person stops breathing during sleep, there are three forms of sleep apnea: obstructive, central, and complex. Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common type, and it occurs when the muscles in the back of a patient’s throat relax and collapse, blocking the airway. Central sleep apnea is less common, and it occurs when the area of a patient’s brain that controls their breathing doesn't work properly. Complex sleep apnea is a combination of both obstructive and central sleep apnea.

What symptoms are associated with sleep apnea?

There are many but some of the most common include:

  • Loud snoring
  • Pauses in breathing during sleep
  • Waking up gasping for air
  • Insomnia
  • Excessive daytime fatigue
  • Morning headaches.

How can dental treatment help sleep apnea?

Using a small oral device that fits over your teeth and helps keep your airway open, this type of appliance can be effective in treating mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.

What are the benefits associated with using an oral appliance to treat sleep apnea?

There can be several benefits, including:

  • Improved quality of sleep
  • Reduction in snoring
  • More energy during the day
  • Improved concentration
  • Reduced risk of developing serious health problems.

How much does it cost to treat sleep apnea in Canada?

The cost to treat sleep apnea in Canada can vary widely depending on the type of treatment. CPAP therapy can cost between $1,000 and $3,000, while oral appliance therapy may range from $1,500 to $2,000. It's important to consult with your healthcare provider for specific costs related to your treatment plan.

What is the most successful treatment for sleep apnea?

The most successful treatment for sleep apnea varies depending on the individual. CPAP therapy is highly effective for many people, but compliance can be an issue. Oral appliance therapy is a successful alternative for those who have mild to moderate sleep apnea or cannot tolerate CPAP. Surgical options are also available for certain cases. At Smile Quest Dental, we work with you to determine the best treatment plan for your needs.

Looking for additional information about whether an oral appliance may benefit you? Contact us today!

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  • Improve symptoms associated with OSA
  • Alleviate or reduce snoring
  • Get the restful sleep you need
  • Benefit from a custom-fitted oral device
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