Sleep Apnea 101

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Sleep apnea is one of the most debilitating chronic conditions American adults have to deal with today. A lack of adequate sleep results directly in poor health. You’ll likely notice severe weight gain and even depression if you’re not sleeping enough.

Fortunately, there are treatments available. One of those treatments can be started right here in our office. A dentist usually isn’t the first person people think of for help with sleep. So let’s look at why you’d want to consider one.

Why a dentist?
The reason you’d want to see a dentist for sleep apnea treatment is simple. These professionals deal with everything related to oral health – which includes the throat. Sleep apnea is caused by a closing of the airway during sleep. That makes you wake up to breathe at night. With a simple fix, Dr. Bradley Bath can help mitigate that problem.

How does it work?
This treatment is really simple. You’ll come into our offices here at Cross Pointe Dental in Evansville, Indiana, where you’ll have a mold cast of your teeth. After that, a custom-fit oral appliance is created.

That appliance opens your airway just enough to keep the air flowing consistently throughout the night. So you’ll no longer be waking up multiple times a night to breathe.

It might not seem obvious at first, but a dentist has quite a few tools to help you fix your sleep apnea. To learn more, or make an appointment, call us today at 812-476-6064.