Sleep Apnea Therapy – Chicago, IL
Get Your Sleep Quality
Back to Normal
Your quality of sleep is incredibly important to your overall health, something that our team cares about just as much as your oral health. If you’re feeling tired every morning and aren’t sure why, it may be due to untreated sleep apnea. The good news is dentists are uniquely equipped to handle sleep-apnea related symptoms through dedicated oral appliances. Give us a call to learn how an oral appliance for sleep apnea therapy in Chicago, IL could help you get a better night’s sleep and address many of your chronic symptoms.
Why Choose Washington Dental Care for Sleep Apnea Therapy?
- Utilizes CBCT Scanner to Evaluate Airway
- Get Quick Results Through Non-Invasive Means
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a chronic condition that affects the body’s ability to breathe and receive oxygen properly during sleep. In the case of obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that can be treated by dentists, oral structures such as the tongue and soft palate can block the airway and prevent healthy airflow as you sleep through the night. This leads to “apneas”, or moments where the body forces itself awake to kickstart breathing and prevent suffocation. To examine the airway, create treatment plans, and analyze your sleep apnea risk, our dental office utilizes a CBCT scanner.
Oral Appliance Therapy
Some patients use a CPAP (or continuous positive airway pressure) machine to manage sleep apnea symptoms. However, this design is not ideal for everyone. A reasonable alternative, especially for those with mild to moderate sleep apnea, is an oral appliance. Our dental office uses Panthera oral appliances to help reposition the jaw and increase space inside the mouth for better airflow. This in turn reduces the number of apneas that can occur, making it much easier to get a better night's sleep.