Sleep Apnea Treatment in Denver, CO – Wyte Smiles
Dr. Wyte and his dental team are proud to offer a wide variety of services, including sleep apnea treatments in Denver, CO.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes the sufferer to stop breathing for short periods of time while sleeping. Because sleep apnea occurs during sleep, many sufferers are not aware that they have the condition. However, there are symptoms associated with sleep apnea that can be recognized during the day: – Chronic headaches upon waking that gradually diminish throughout the day – Difficulty falling asleep – Chronic sleepiness that occurs despite a full night of sleep – Difficulty concentrating – Excessive moodiness or irritability – Dryness in the mouth upon waking In addition to these symptoms, sufferers may snore loudly or wake up gasping for air.
Sleep Apnea Causes
Sleep apnea has been linked to causes ranging from genetics to environmental factors. Common causes of sleep apnea include: – Obesity – An obstructed airway caused by genetic factors that narrow the throat and enlarge the tonsils – Chronic nasal congestion caused by allergies or other underlying medical conditions – Smoking
Sleep Apnea Complications
Untreated sleep apnea can lead to serious complications including:
– High blood pressure
– Heart disease
– Metabolic disorders
Dental Treatments for Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea sufferers can seek treatment from a dental professional. Dental appliances designed to treat sleep apnea are customized to fit the individual. There are two different dental treatments that can be utilized for sleep apnea: – Mandibular Advancement Devices Mandibular advancement devices (MADs) are two-part devices that fit into place on the top and bottom of the mouth. MADs are designed to advance the lower jaw and tongue slightly to keep the airway open during sleep. The device looks similar to a hinged retainer and fits over the teeth. – Tongue Retaining Mouthpieces Tongue retaining mouthpieces resemble MADs with an added portion for the tongue. These mouthpieces help to hold the tongue in place during sleep to prevent it from obstructing the airway. Schedule Your Appointment for Dental Sealants in Denver, CO Today!
Schedule Your Appointment for Sleep Apnea Treatments in Denver, CO Today!
If you are interested in learning more about our sleep apnea treatments, call 303-753-9916 or click here to schedule an appointment with our 5-star-rated dentist. During your session, our experienced dentist and team will take the time to answer all your questions about our treatments, our office, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us! Come to experience Wyte Smiles Family Dentistry and our unmatched patient experience! You will quickly see why people in the Denver, CO area love us!