Do you know anyone with sleep apnea? Do you ever find yourself waking up in the middle of the night gasping for breath? There are a few things you can consider doing yourself to treat this problem—but did you know that your dentist can also help you address sleep apnea?
Our team may actually be the first to recognize the signs of sleep apnea. You see, many dentists are trained to recognize some of the most common signs of sleep apnea, such as dry mouth. Furthermore, since many individuals visit their dentist once every six months, dentists have more opportunities to notice these signs than other doctors.
There are a few options you can consider for addressing the different types of sleep apnea. For instance, custom-made appliances may help you reposition your jaw and tongue, improving airflow and preventing your mouth from becoming obstructed while you sleep. These appliances are easy to wear and remove, and only need to be worn while you’re sleeping. They are also often covered by insurance companies.
If you’re worried about sleep apnea, please don’t hesitate to contact [practice_name] at [phone]. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and examine your mouth for signs of sleep apnea. Dr. [doctor_name] and our team look forward to hearing from you soon!