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Indianapolis sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is a prevalent condition, with serious, potentially life-threatening consequences if left untreated. Fortunately, at the office of W. Michael Princell DDS, we provide effective treatment for Indianapolis sleep apnea, with customized oral appliance therapy. By managing the symptoms of sleep apnea, our highly skilled dentist can improve your overall health and quality of life.

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To diagnose sleep apnea, you will need to undergo a sleep study with a medical professional. If your doctor observes symptoms such as heavy snoring, abrupt awakenings, or gasping for breath, you may suffer from sleep apnea. Patients with sleep apnea may experience daytime symptoms such as headaches, fatigue and difficulty concentrating. The most common type of sleep apnea is referred to as obstructive sleep apnea, which occurs when the airway at the back of the throat collapses during sleep. Men who are overweight and over the age of forty are most likely to be diagnosed with this condition.  Your doctor may recommend a CPAP machine, which provides continuous air pressure to keep you breathing at night. Another effective treatment for Indianapolis sleep apnea is oral appliance therapy. Our dentist can design an oral appliance that helps keep your airway open during sleep.  Our dentist will take impressions of your mouth to design an appliance that fits comfortably and works effectively. The oral device is worn similarly to a retainer, and fits over your teeth, supporting the jaw in a forward position. Our team of dental professionals will instruct you on how to wear and care for your oral appliance properly. The device is portable and easy to maintain.

At the office of W. Michael Princell, we are committed to improving your oral and overall health. With oral appliance therapy, we can treat mild to moderate Indianapolis sleep apnea, and help you get a good night’s rest. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call today.

7207 N Shadeland Avenue Suite A
Indianapolis, IN 46250
(317) 983-6214

46250 Sleep Apnea

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.

46250 Sleep Apnea

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.

7207 N Shadeland Avenue Suite A
Indianapolis, IN 46250
(317) 983-6214