Who would have thought that besides caring for your oral health, your dentist also provides a treatment, which can potentially save your life! Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA for short, is a serious condition of sleep-disordered breathing which can lead to life-threatening consequences and serious long-term health issues. Here at Dodson Brothers Dentistry, our experienced dentists are committed to providing you and your loved ones with the best that modern dentistry has to offer. From the most advanced preventive, emergency, implant and family dentistry, to customized oral appliance therapy for the treatment of 96761 sleep apnea, we are proud to offer comprehensive care for every member of your family in one convenient location. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mild to moderate sleep apnea, we offer a comfortable alternative to CPAP therapy.
With obstructive 96761 sleep apnea, the soft tissues of the throat relax during sleep to the point of restricting oxygen flow to the brain. This can happen up to hundreds of times throughout the night, lasting anywhere from a few seconds to over a minute in duration. Left untreated, in the short term, OSA can result in loud snoring, irritability, memory loss, morning headaches, and excessive daytime fatigue—a serious and potentially life-threatening hazard whether you’re behind the wheel or on the job. Over the long term, research has found sleep apnea sufferers to also be at a higher risk for high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. At our office, we offer customized oral appliances for the treatment of mild to moderate OSA. Designed to support the jaw in a forward position, oral appliance therapy acts by helping to keep your airway comfortably open throughout the night. Breathing without interruption while you sleep helps to ensure that you get the restorative night’s rest you require.
To learn more about our personalized oral appliance therapy for the treatment of mild to moderate 96761 sleep apnea, plan on scheduling an appointment with Dodson Brothers Dentistry of Lahaina!