Bedtime should be a chance for you to rest and recharge your batteries. However, if you are suffering from sleep apnea, you might not be getting the rest you need, and could be putting your health at risk. During sleep apnea, your body is not getting the right amount of oxygen which can lead to high blood pressure, liver problems, and heart disease. Sleep apnea also contributes to snoring, so everyone in your home may not be getting enough sleep! You should talk to our team If you are experiencing:
- Extreme drowsiness during the day
- Personality changes and irritability
- Difficulty staying asleep
- Waking up with a very dry or sore throat
- Frequent morning headaches
At Mill Point Dental, our dentists, Dr. Michael Longlet, Dr. Chelsea Longlet, and Dr. Eric Alston, can treat sleep apnea using a mandibular advancement device.
Mandibular Advancement Device
Sleep apnea is a term used to describe a situation in which your body does not get the oxygen it needs while you sleep. While your sleep apnea definitely needs to be addressed, you may have more than one option. After all, a CPAP device may not be for you. In some cases, the position of the jaw is creating an obstruction of the airway. If this is the situation for you, our dentists, Dr. Michael Longlet and Dr. Chelsea Longlet, may suggest a mandibular advancement device such as a sleep apnea appliance in Bend, Oregon. Similar to a mouth guard, a mandibular advancement device repositions your jaw as you sleep to allow you to breathe normally and get a good night’s rest. In addition to sleeping better, you will be able to put an end to snoring, letting everyone in your home to enjoy peaceful nights!
Our dentists will give you a thorough examination, as well as take digital impressions of your teeth in order to design a device that will be uniquely crafted for you and will address your specific sleep issues. If you want to stop waking up tired every morning, or if you or someone in your home has been struggling with snoring or sleep apnea, call Mill Point Dental at 541-388-0078 today. We want you to have a healthy smile, and a healthy life.