Sleep Apnea Treatment From Your Dentists In St. Paul
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
- 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.
Looking for additional information about whether an oral appliance may benefit you? Call us today!
Contact Smile Quest Dental About Sleep Apnea Treatment Today
- Improve symptoms associated with OSA
- Alleviate or reduce snoring
- Get the restful sleep you need
- Benefit from a custom-fitted oral device
- Prioritize your well-being!