About 22 million Americans have obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that can lead to severe health complications like high blood pressure and heart disease. However, the dental care team at Dee for Dentist in Las Vegas has good news. If your doctor has diagnosed you with obstructive sleep apnea, you can get relief with an advanced custom-fitted oral sleep appliance like OptiSleep®. To learn more, use online booking or call the office now.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder in which you stop breathing briefly, but perhaps dozens of times during the night.
Obstructive sleep apnea that goes untreated can be very dangerous, leading eventually to high blood pressure and heart disease. Obstructive sleep apnea also increases your risk for Type 2 diabetes, heart attack, and stroke.
People of all ages can suffer from sleep apnea. The great news is that proper treatment between the ages of 2-15 can prevent the development of sleep apnea. For more information, visit our healthy start page.
The symptoms typically include:
You might not be aware of snoring, which is why a loved one is often the first to alert you to a potential problem. Eventually, obstructive sleep apnea symptoms grow so severe they can cause significant health problems, so it’s best to see your doctor as soon as you suspect a problem.
In order to treat your sleep apnea, the team at Dee for Dentist first performs a sleep study in which they observe your sleep patterns to determine whether you have sleep apnea.
After the team diagnoses obstructive sleep apnea, they then prescribe an appropriate treatment plan for you, such as an oral sleep.
Dee for Dentist uses the Galileos® system as the first step in their advanced digital workflow system. After an advanced digital scan, your dentist designs an OptiSleep oral sleep appliance that’s customized for your mouth.
OptiSleep is a two-piece oral sleep appliance that’s similar to a retainer. You can still open your mouth and drink while wearing your OptiSleep appliance. Patients find OptiSleep comfortable, streamlined, and easy-to-wear, in most cases.
You wear the OptiSleep appliance at night, and the device keeps your lower jaw forward while you sleep. The OptiSleep device prevents soft tissue from collapsing at the back of your throat, which keeps you from snoring, startling awake, and the other problems associated with obstructive sleep apnea.
For help with obstructive sleep apnea, call Dee for Dentist or book your appointment online now.