Did you know that millions of Americans suffer from some form of sleep apnea, while many cases remain undiagnosed? Did you also know that left untreated, sleep apnea can contribute to serious, even deadly health complications? That’s why Grinview Smiles is proud to offer a simple, non-invasive, yet highly effective treatment for sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy.
Sleep apnea is a common and dangerous sleep disorder that occurs when the soft tissues in the back of the throat collapse during sleep, preventing the sufferer from breathing properly, or at all.
Sleep apnea can also cause insomnia, which has been known to be the cause of many automobile accident deaths when the sufferer falls asleep at the wheel.
If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea by a primary care physician or other healthcare provider, they would have likely prescribed you treatment with a CPAP machine. While highly effective at treating sleep apnea, many patients find CPAP machines intolerable because they are loud and bulky and require you to wear a facial mask during sleep.
At Grinview Smiles, we offer a CPAP alternative with oral appliance therapy. We use a custom oral appliance that’s worn like a mouth guard during sleep. This custom device repositions the lower jaw forward, preventing the airway from collapsing, and allowing the patient to breathe normally throughout the night.
If you’re ready to take control of your sleep apnea and get back your nights, your days, your health, and your life, you’ve come to the right place. If you have any questions about sleep apnea, or would like to schedule a consultation with your Grandview sleep apnea specialist – Dr. Michael Grier at Grinview Smiles – give us a call today at (817) 653-8881.