Don’t Suffer From Sleep Apnea Symptoms. Call Today To Schedule Your Appointment!(801) 747-8531
Sleep apnea is a problem for many people, though they may not even know it. If members of your household say you snore at night, this could mean you’re facing bigger health issues caused by sleep apnea.Read Transcript
Sleep apnea and dentistry are really compatible now days because many people that have sleep apnea, fortunately there's a lot more interest and people are talking about it. A lot of people suffer from sleep apnea go undiagnosed. In our office we look for that. That's one of the questions we ask as far as your overall health. We're concerned. Are you at risk for sleep apnea? If you are there's a whole host of medical problems that probably are in your future if you're not going to address it. If you're not getting the oxygen that you need at night you're going to have medical problems. Whether it's going to be your heart or your liver or your kidneys or whatever. You're going to have trouble.
It is something we are very aware of. Many patients that we diagnose or that we are suspicious of, then we work with a sleep clinic to have a sleep test done or I have the equipment in my office to send home with you to have a sleep test done. Many of the patients that are saying they're having more episodes of not breathing at night, need to have a C-PAP. A C-PAP machine will force air down your throat whether you like it or not. You're going to get air and it can be a life saver.
There are a certain segment of the populace that isn't going to wear it even if they know it's going to help them. They're not going to wear it. We find oral appliances can help those patients. It may not help all the way but it's helping them better than nothing. The other segment it really helps are the ones that are more mild. They may have just a few episodes of not breathing at night. As we move their jaw forward with an oral appliance then they're getting the air that they need during their rest at night.
Rod Gleave, DMD provides noninvasive sleep apnea treatment that will:
- Help you get a better night’s sleep
- Enable members of your household to get more rest
- Stop apnea symptoms like headaches and daily fatigue
- Improve your focus at school and work
- Leave you less susceptible to apnea-related issues like stroke
Call (801) 747-8531 for an appointment at our Salt Lake City, UT dentist office so we can stop sleep apnea from affecting you.
Snooze Soundly With a Custom Oral Appliance
Dr. Rod Gleave is certified to use a SomnoDent sleep apnea oral appliance. The adjustable oral appliance slowly realigns your lower jaw position to help you breathe better – without causing pain to your jaw joint. It has been effective in treating snoring and mild to moderate cases of obstructive sleep apnea. It is also beneficial in helping patients who have trouble using a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine.
To see if a sleep apnea appliance can help you, Dr. Gleave can provide you with equipment for a home sleep test. If you require more involved treatment, he will refer you to a trusted sleep physician.
Compared to a CPAP, a sleep appliance is:
- Less invasive
- More comfortable
- Easier to transport
- More convenient, as it doesn’t require batteries or electricity
Don’t Ignore Sleep Apnea Symptoms
The soft tissue in the back of your mouth can collapse while you sleep, blocking your airway and making it difficult to receive oxygen. The unpleasant symptoms can include:
- Frequent fatigue
- Memory loss
- Weight gain
- Acid reflux
Research has also linked sleep apnea to heart failure and strokes, among other health problems. Call Rod Gleave, DMD in Salt Lake City, UT right away at (801) 747-8531 if you suspect you may have apnea. With our sleep apnea treatment, you’ll sleep well and feel better during your day.