Oral Appliance Therapy for OSA
If you have a tough time sleeping at night because you snore or because you wake up often gasping for breath it’s time to call Chittenden Dental for oral appliance therapy for OSA.
As a licensed dental sleep medicine doctor, the sleep medicine specialist in Burlington is ready to help you with oral appliance therapy and other types of solutions which could include MAGO Therapy along with CPAP therapy.
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
If you follow this blog, you will recall that obstructive sleep apnea is a potentially deadly disorder if not treated properly.
OSA causes the back of the throat to close. So much so, that the person suffering wakes up gasping because he or she cannot breathe. What is worse is that the person may not even know they have obstructive sleep apnea.
Signs of OSA
- Loud Snoring
- Gasping for Breath
- Waking with a Headache
- Dry Mouth
- Mood Swings
- Low Libido
- Daytime Sleepiness
- OSA Treatments
Oral Appliance Therapy Works
Oral appliance therapy for mild to moderate sleep apnea works wonders and is often used in conjunction with other types of OSA. This includes CPAP therapy for OSA.
Dr. Mike Morris, a licensed sleep medicine dentist will prescribe the best solutions for your obstructive sleep apnea. This could be oral appliance therapy using custom made mouth guards or custom designed splints.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Risks
If you are overweight, have a large neck or are a man you have a higher risk of obstructive sleep apnea. If you have tonsils and adenoids you also have a higher risk of OSA. While children do suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, it usually disappears as they get older.
People who smoke and drink alcohol regularly are in the high risk category for OSA as our people who suffer from certain systemic diseases. Those who take certain over the counter and prescription medications may also find themselves suffering from obstructive sleep apnea.
Help for OSA in Burlington
If you have been diagnosed with OSA and are tired of CPAP therapy, call and schedule a consultation with Chittenden Dental today.