Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that results in a disruptive sleeping pattern. If you have sleep apnea, you may experience pauses in breathing while you sleep. These pauses last until your brain registers elevated levels of carbon dioxide, signaling you to wake up and breathe. You may wake up choking or gasping for air. This can happen 5 times an hour, or even a hundred times during a full night of sleep (or lack thereof). The Hoover dentists of Perrigo Dental Care can help with snoring and sleep apnea treatment in Hoover, AL.
You may be completely unaware that you stop breathing when you sleep, but there are symptoms that indicate you are suffering from sleep apnea. For example, you may be unfocused during the day, agitated, irritable, or likely to fall asleep when doing mundane activities, like watching TV or reading.
If you have already been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you may be struggling with a CPAP machine. The noise often keeps you awake, as well as anyone in the room with you attempting to sleep. You are restricted to sleeping in tight range of the noisy machine, and the mask is simply uncomfortable. For many patients suffering from sleep apnea, the CPAP simply doesn’t work!
Our Hoover dental office offers a treatment alternative to CPAP that has been shown to effectively address sleep apnea problems. This sleep apnea treatment in Hoover, AL, is called Oral Appliance Therapy.
The oral appliance is similar to a mouth guard that you wear at night. It adjusts your lower jaw to keep your airways open, allowing you to breathe in and out with ease. This way, you will be able to sleep and get the rest you need without snoring or waking up suddenly.
When you visit our Hoover dental office, our dentist will take an impression of your mouth in order to fit the appliance to your specific situation. We calculate the position in which your upper and lower jaw needs to come together, and we adjust it every once in a while to make sure it’s doing its job to fix your sleep apnea problem.
If you or a loved one suffers from sleep apnea or snoring, contact our Hoover dental office to schedule your free initial consultation and find out if oral appliance therapy is right for you. Click here or call 205-822-7822 to request an appointment today, and reclaim your restful nights with sleep apnea treatment!
Come experience Perrigo Dental Care. You will see for yourself that our dentists offer 5-star-rated snoring treatment and sleep apnea treatment in Hoover, AL, as well as Vestavia Hills, Mountain Brook, Homewood, Pelham, Alabaster, Helena, Calera, McCalla, Trussville, Springville, Irondale, Birmingham Red Mountain area, Chelsea, Meadowbrook, Wine Ridge, Indian Springs, Leeds, Moody and Clay-Chalkville, AL.