If your loud snoring is keeping everyone in your household awake at night, obstructive sleep apnea may be to blame. At the office of W. Michael Princell, we provide treatment for 46250 sleep apnea with customized oral appliance therapy. Visiting our office is an important step towards helping you and your loved ones get a better night’s rest.
Obstructive sleep apnea is serious sleep disorder that occurs when the muscles at the back of the throat collapse during sleep, causing a blockage of your airflow. Men over the age of forty who are overweight are at highest risk for developing this condition. People with sleep apnea may present with heavy snoring, pausing or ceasing to breathe, waking up abruptly or gasping for breath. Due to the disturbance in your normal sleep cycle, you may also experience daytime symptoms such as fatigue, difficulty concentrating and headaches. To diagnose sleep apnea, you will need to undergo a sleep study to allow a medical professional to observe your symptoms while you are at rest. Your doctor may recommend a CPAP machine, which supplies continuous pressure through a mask, worn over the nose to keep your airway open. Certain cases of mild to moderate obstructive 46250 sleep apnea may also be treatable with oral appliance therapy. The appliance fits over your top and bottom teeth like a retainer, keeping your mouth open in a slightly forward position to allow air to pass through easily. We customize your oral appliance for a comfortable, precise fit. Our team of professionals will guide you on how to properly wear and care for your oral appliance, to achieve the maximum benefits of treatment.
At the office of W. Michael Princell we are committed to improving your health and well-being with 46250 sleep apnea oral appliance therapy. Throughout every visit, we keep you informed and at ease, addressing any questions you may have regarding treatment. To learn more about sleep apnea or to schedule an appointment, call today.