South Granville Dentistry
If you suffer from sleep apnea, you might be missing out on quality sleep, which affects your overall wellbeing. At South Granville Dentistry, we offer treatments for sleep apnea and snoring so you can avoid serious health concerns and get better rest.
When the airway collapses and blocks airflow into the lungs, obstructive sleep apnea occurs. The airway obstruction will continue until your brain partially awakens you, which will cause you to unconsciously close your jaw. This returns the tongue and throat to a normal position.
This cycle of sleep apnea can recur more than 50 times per hour during the night. People suffering from sleep apnea do not receive enough oxygen. The decreased oxygen and repeated awakenings can cause other health concerns, including sleep deprivation, headaches, depression, chronic exhaustion, high blood pressure, and even strokes and heart attacks.
At South Granville Dentistry, our dentists have years of experience in treating patients with sleep apnea and snoring issues. We use a device called a mandibular advancement appliance.
This appliance prevents the tongue and soft tissues of the throat from collapsing into the airway by positioning the lower jaw forward during sleep.
Our dentists can increase both the patient's comfort and the performance of the appliance by adjusting the degree to which the lower jaw is held forward.
We are always happy to accept new patients to our dental clinic! With a comprehensive range of dental services, South Granville Dentistry can help you maintain and protect your oral health. Get in touch with us today to book an appointment.