Everyone snores occasionally. But if you are regularly experiencing chronic snoring and find CPAP machines uncomfortable, call Perrigo Dental Care at 205-545-8007 to learn about how a custom oral appliance sleep apnea treatment could help you improve your quality of sleep!
If you are unsure if you have sleep apnea or not, visit our Birmingham, AL dentist office for a no-strings-attached sleep apnea consultation free of charge! When you visit us for a sleep apnea consultation, we will provide:
By using one of our custom oral appliances to treat your sleep apnea, you can look forward to:
The vast majority of our patients prefer oral appliances to CPAP machines when it comes to treating sleep apnea. We’ve heard a variety of reasons for this. But for today, we’ll focus on five of the perks of oral appliance sleep apnea treatment that we hear about most.
Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that prevents the patient from breathing normally during sleep. For many years, the main treatment option used for sleep apnea was a CPAP machine.
CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure therapy. Basically, a CPAP machine pumps air through a small mask into your nose and/or mouth, preventing your airway from becoming closed and helping you breathe normally while you sleep. CPAP has been an invaluable tool in addressing sleep apnea, but many patients understandably find them very uncomfortable.
Compared to CPAP machines, custom oral appliances have many advantages when it comes to treating sleep apnea. Here are five of the perks we hear about most from our patients:
If you suspect you may have sleep apnea, you should visit us for a take-home sleep testing kit. Using information from this kit, we can evaluate your situation and help you address the problem. To know for sure if you are experiencing sleep apnea, you should get a professional opinion from Dr. Perrigo.
That said, if you have any of the following symptoms, you may have sleep apnea:
If your sleep apnea is relatively mild, you may not see what all the fuss is about. But left untreated, even mild cases of sleep apnea can lead to major health issues.
Think about it. You spend roughly one-third of your life sleeping. Now consider the health effects that could occur from not getting the proper amount of oxygen for one-third of your life! If you have sleep apnea and do not do something about it, you could increase your risk of developing many serious health problems, including:
With our help, you’ll improve your sleep and your overall health using a comfortable oral appliance!
If you’re ready to take control of your sleep apnea, ditch the CPAP for a custom oral appliance by calling Perrigo Dental Care at 205-545-8007. You can also visit our conveniently located Birmingham, AL dentist office in person or use our handy online form to schedule your free consultation or ask us questions.