Because sleep apnea is a disease that affects over 18 million adults in the U.S., Our doctors continue their efforts to help patients treat the problem. Through continued study and a dedication to patient education these Hoffman Estates dentists work with patients to resolve this sleep disorder. With side effects linked to diseases such as heart problems, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes and depression, sleep apnea is a problem that should not be ignored.
One of the first noticeable symptoms of sleep apnea is loud snoring. When spouses or other family members complain about the noise, it is often a sign of concern. Not all snoring cases equate to sleep apnea, but it is always best to have it checked out. Talk to your dentist about your snoring or other symptoms like morning headaches and overtiredness. Sleep apnea is diagnosed through an at-home sleep study using a convenient take-home diagnostic unit. If you think you may have a problem with sleep apnea, don’t put off talking to your dentist or primary doctor.
Our doctors have helped many patients who have tried the traditional CPAP machine, the more traditional solution prescribed by primary physicians. Many people find these machines uncomfortable and would prefer to not use them. Dental mouth guard devices help treat sleep apnea in a less invasive and more comfortable way than the CPAP. The dental oral device, similar to a retainer, will help reduce and prevent sleep apnea side-effects.
Our doctors find that many sleep apnea patients find more success with the dental appliance than the CPAP. The biggest complaint of the CPAP is that users are too uncomfortable for a restful sleep so they go without using it. This intolerance does nothing to help. Even people with more severe cases who would get the most benefit out of a CPAP if worn, do benefit from using the dental mouth guard rather than going without any help at all.
Why choose sleep apnea treatment from your dentist?
If you are suffering from sleep apnea or have recently been diagnosed by your doctor and want to find out more about the dental mouth guard solution, please call our office today. Our doctors, serving Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg areas, want to help. The friendly staff will schedule an appointment for you or provide more information on how our sleep apnea services will help better your rest and improve your health.
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