Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep apnea, snoring and sleep disturbed breathing can make it impossible to get a good night’s rest for you or your loved one. The tossing and turning, snoring, and constant waking is just as bad on you physically as it is mentally. What you need is an easier way to get the quality of sleep that you deserve, with fast results that start on the very first day.
Many causes of sleep apnea are actually due to soft tissues sealing off the airway in the back of your throat once you lay down. The tongue, soft palate, tonsils, uvula and back of the throat come into contact with one another, blocking oxygen flow. Without an open airway you simply continue waking up over and over to prevent suffocation.
Custom Appliances for Sleep Apnea
Dream Dentist takes a holistic approach to sleep apnea treatments and other family dentistry services. Our customized oral appliances can help patients in O'Fallon, St. Louis and the surrounding areas keep your airway open and encourage natural oxygen flow without the need for invasive CPAP equipment. Many of our patients experience results as quickly as the first night!
Our oral sleep appliances use the same method that rescue breathers do during CPR. The appliance gently guides the lower jaw forward, preventing soft tissues in the back of the mouth from coming into contact with one another. Simply wear your guard all night and lay in whatever position is the most comfortable. Some people are even able to eliminate the need for CPAP equipment altogether.
We work directly with your sleep physician to determine the cause of our sleep apnea and the best treatment approach. If you have not had a sleep study already, one may be needed. Once the results are in, Dream Dentist can get started right away! All we need is an impression and a few measurements. Contact us today to get started.