Sleep Apnea – Nightguards
As a comprehensive dental care provider, Enhance Dental at Heritage offers sleep apnea treatment. Our team of dental experts is dedicated to helping patients achieve better sleep and improved overall health through personalized and effective treatment plans. If you or a loved one is struggling with sleep apnea, your trusted Wake Forest dentist is here to help.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterized by recurrent episodes of interrupted breathing during sleep, which can last anywhere from a few seconds to minutes. This interruption in breathing results in a decrease in oxygen levels and can cause a number of physical and mental health problems, including high blood pressure, heart disease, and memory problems. People with sleep apnea typically snore loudly and often wake up feeling tired, even after a full night’s sleep.
Sleep Apnea Symptoms
- Loud snoring
- Pauses in breathing during sleep
- Gasping or choking during sleep
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Insomnia or restless sleep
- Morning headache
- Dry mouth or sore throat upon waking
- Difficulty paying attention or staying awake during the day
- Irritability or mood changes
- Reduced interest in daily activities or decreased libido.
Custom Dental Nightguards
Dental nightguards are an effective solution for treating sleep apnea by repositioning the jaw and tongue, allowing for unobstructed airflow during sleep. Custom-made nightguards at Enhance Dental are specifically designed to fit each individual patient, ensuring maximum comfort and effectiveness. In addition to treating sleep apnea, dental nightguards can also help alleviate symptoms of bruxism, or teeth grinding, and TMJ pain. By protecting the teeth from grinding and clenching, nightguards play a crucial role in maintaining oral health and preventing further dental damage.
If you’re struggling with sleep apnea, it’s time to take control of your sleep and overall health. Custom-made dental nightguards offered by Enhance Dental at Heritage can help alleviate symptoms and provide a comfortable solution to this disruptive condition. Our team of experts is dedicated to finding the right treatment plan for you, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us for a consultation. Contact us to schedule your appointment and take the first step toward a better night’s sleep.