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Oral Appliance Therapy
Sleep should be a restorative process for your body and mind, allowing you to greet each day with enough energy and alertness to do well. That is not always how it works, however, and sometimes you might find yourself waking up even more exhausted than you were when you fell asleep. For many, the cause of this is sleep apnea. The good news is that oral appliance therapy has been an effective treatment option for some individuals. If you are looking for an effective solution to treat your sleep apnea, please visit our office at Henricksen Family Dental so our professionals can help customize an oral appliance for you.
Decrease Likelihood of Complications
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder where someone repeatedly stops and starts breathing while they sleep. This is a potentially serious issue that could lead to not only energy loss but also heart problems in the long run. If you believe you have sleep apnea or have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, the first step is to determine an effective treatment method to improve your condition while sleeping.
There are multiple treatment options available for sleep apnea. The reason oral appliance therapy is so popular is that it's one of the safest and most effective methods you can choose. Oral appliance therapy is non-invasive but still manages to target the problem right at its roots. An oral appliance is like a mouthguard that extends a little deeper into your mouth to prevent your air passage from getting blocked while you sleep.
Safe and Effective
Oral appliance therapy is not popular just because it is comfortable. The reason this therapy is one of the most used treatment options for sleep apnea is that it is very effective and usually offers results almost instantly. From the night you start using the device, you will see a change in your sleep pattern from sleeping much longer and waking up less frequently. It will not take a long time to become used to the oral appliance, either, making it even more convenient as a nightly treatment.
Unlike various other treatment procedures that have steps to follow, an oral appliance device is ideal for just about anyone - just place it into your mouth and go to sleep. You can also travel with the device easily, keeping it near at all times. This is important because the device only works as long as you are using it. If you miss a night, you will likely find yourself waking up tired just like you did before investing in the oral appliance.
A Customized Fit
We highly recommend getting your oral device customized rather than using something purchased over-the-counter. A customized device will fit you much better and be more comfortable to wear all night. Our professionals take a lot of time to craft the device based on the shape of your mouth and keep your comfort as their top priority.
If you are struggling with sleep apnea and are interested in oral appliance therapy, consider reaching out to us at (360) 740-2119 or visiting our office at Henricksen Family Dental so we can help.