At Svans Dentistry we take your physical health seriously. We understand that many medical conditions can be treated with help from a good dentist. We also know that if you’re sleeping well, your health can be improved. Conversely, if you sleep poorly it can negatively affect your day, causing extreme fatigue and a sluggish mental capacity.
Your Sleep Apnea Exam
If you suspect you have sleep apnea or disrupted breathing, we can monitor you for signs that there is a problem. We’ll also check the size of your tonsils and examine your airways. Once we’ve given you a thorough examination, we can talk about dental appliances that you can use to get a more restful sleep. In the rare case that your problem is more extreme, we can help refer you to a reputable ear, nose, and throat doctor.
Sleep Apnea Dental AppliancesSvans Dentistry offers dental appliances to help your breathe more easily while you sleep. While many physicians simply recommend a CPAP mask to their sleep apnea patients, this remedy is not always effective. Some patients find the mask annoying and tend to use it less often than they should. Our sleep apnea dental appliances can provide many benefits to patients who struggle with this sleep disorder.
More Convenient and Comfortable
The dental appliances we use are similar to athletic mouth guards. They are placed over your teeth while you sleep, and that’s that. You don’t have to fiddle with straps or wear a face mask. The appliances are flexible and easy to wear. They are small and travel well.
You’re More Likely to Use Them
If you’ve ever tried CPAP you know that, though it is an effective therapy, it isn’t the most comfortable tool. The reason that it can be uncomfortable for some patients is that it forces air into your nose and mouth. Because this can be irritating for some, they set their mask aside and only use it sporadically. In contrast, our sleep apnea devices are small and comfortable, meaning that patients are much more likely to use them regularly.