So sleep is so important. It’s so important to our overall health. A lot of studies out there that if a person’s not sleeping well, it increases your risk of diabetes, cardiovascular problems, certain cancers just, you know, so important more research that comes out. So a lot of patients that have sleep apnea aren’t able to tolerate a CPAP machine that we hear that all the time.
And so we are able to offer an oral appliance that can help reposition the jaw to open the airway, which allows a person to, you know, hopefully, get a better night’s sleep and reduce snoring, which can also benefit your spouse or your sleeping partner.
Get a Good Night’s Rest Without a CPAP
Our sleep apnea treatment starts with a thorough evaluation of your condition. Our knowledgeable dentist will assess your symptoms, review your sleep study results if available, and discuss your medical history to determine the most suitable treatment plan for you. If necessary, we can work with a sleep doctor to arrange to have a sleep study performed.
While a CPAP is sometimes suggested to relieve sleep apnea symptoms, they don’t work well for everyone. An oral appliance is an effective and patient-friendly approach for sleep apnea management. For this CPAP alternative:
- Our dental team will take precise impressions of your teeth and create a personalized oral appliance that fits comfortably in your mouth.
- You’ll receive detailed instructions on how to wear and care for your appliance.
- You’ll wear the custom-designed device during sleep.
- It works by gently repositioning your jaw to maintain an open airway. This helps prevent apnea events and reduces snoring.
- Regular follow-ups will ensure its optimal performance and effectiveness.
With consistent use of your oral appliance, you’ll experience significant improvements in your sleep quality, daytime alertness, and overall well-being. Our team will monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to ensure the best possible outcome.
Call us today at 515-337-2244 to schedule a consultation. Don’t let sleep apnea in Ames disrupt your life any longer! Go ahead and schedule your next regular checkup at the same time. You can also request an appointment online.