If you are suffering with sleep apnea, it is important that you come to see us at our dental practice, Lakeside Smiles. Our dentist in South Haven, Dr. Michael E. Meyer, can provide you with an oral appliance which will solve your sleep apnea problem.
Sleep apnea is a medical condition that can cause serious medical problems to occur. It has been associated with heart problems, high blood pressure, and even stroke. So, if you are suffering with sleep apnea, you will want to visit our dentist in South Haven for treatment. When a person has sleep apnea, they stop breathing many times during the course of their sleeping time. However, they are not even aware that this is occurring. People with sleep apnea often snore loudly and are told by partners that they seem to be gasping for air at times when they sleep. This is indeed occurring. When a patient has sleep apnea, their airways are temporarily blocked, and the patient will gasp for air, wake up, restart breathing, and then fall asleep again, not even being aware this is happening. In the morning, these patients awaken, feeling as though they have not had any rest, which they cannot understand because they think they had a restful night’s sleep. Sleep apnea can cause people to have headaches, daytime drowsiness, irritability, and a general feeling of exhaustion. At our dental practice, our dentist can provide patients with a simple oral appliance which will keep the patient’s airways open while they sleep. This appliance is worn only while you sleep, and will keep the tongue and soft tissues in the back of the throat from closing and blocking airflow. This oral appliance is a completely non-invasive treatment. The appliance is small, easily cleaned, and simple to move with you when you are sleeping away from home.
To meet with our dentist in South Haven for important sleep apnea treatment, simply contact our office for an appointment.