What is Sleep Apnea?
More than 18 million adults in the United States suffer from Sleep Apnea. It’s a sleeping disorder caused by a blockage of the airway where breathing is repeatedly interrupted and stops for a minimum of 10 seconds. This can occur up to 50 times per hour. The impacts can be hypertension and heart disease due to oxygen deprivation. It can also cause memory and mood problems.
What Can Be Done?
If you think you may suffer from Sleep Apnea, the first step is to visit your doctor. A periodontist can help you get restful sleep. The periodontist specializes in many areas. One of those areas is in Sleep Apnea Appliances that provide you a good night’s sleep.
Sleep Apnea Appliances are placed in the mouth during the night. They apply gentle pressure on the lower jaw and tongue to keep the airway to the lungs clear. The appliance is a straightforward, non-invasive treatment. It’s an excellent alternative to nasal surgery or nerve stimulation where electrical impulses are used to control tongue movement.
How will Appliances Help?
The Sleep Apnea Appliances apply gentle pressure on the lower jaw and tongue. This ensures the airway at the back of the throat, your esophagus, remains open and unobstructed during sleep. The physical reasons for Sleep Apnea are eliminated when the airway is open. The open airway should allow the patient to have a restful sleep.
Who Could You Call?
If you believe you may suffer from Sleep Apnea, first call your doctor. If Sleep Apnea affects you, there’s a positive alternative to surgical intervention. Call Dr. William S. Neale, a periodontist in Wichita Falls, Texas. Dr. Neale will examine you to see if a Sleep Apnea Appliance would be the right fix for you.
Call Dr. Neale today at (940) 322-0758 or visit his [Website] to set up an appointment. He’ll be glad to discuss whether or not Sleep Apnea Appliances would help you.