Can GDental Help You Manage Sleep Apnea? The Role of Oral Appliances
Did you know that your journey to better sleep could begin in the dentist's chair? Many are unaware that general dentists, like those at GDental, can offer solutions for sleep-related conditions like snoring and sleep apnea. Intrigued? Read on.
About Dental Sleep Treatment at GDental
Finding a general dentist with expertise in dental sleep treatment is crucial. This specialized field focuses on creating oral appliances tailored to facilitate better breathing during sleep, thus ensuring you get the rest you need for overall well-being.
How Can GDental Assist Sleep Apnea Patients?
Yes, it's true. Dentists can indeed help in the management and treatment of sleep disorders such as sleep apnea. The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine highlights that dental sleep medicine involves the use of oral appliance therapy to treat conditions like snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
About Oral Appliance Therapy
Oral appliance therapy involves wearing a specially designed device in your mouth during sleep, somewhat akin to a sports mouthguard or an orthodontic retainer. At GDental, we emphasize a custom-fit for the best results. The device works by positioning the jaw and/or tongue forward, keeping the airway open for unobstructed breathing.
What About CPAP Machines?
CPAP, or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, is another option for sleep apnea treatment. Unlike oral appliances, a CPAP machine forces air through a tube and into your mouth, keeping the airway open. While effective, it requires wearing a facial mask during sleep, which may take some getting used to.
Ready for Treatment?
If sleep apnea is affecting your life quality, it’s time for action. Schedule an appointment with GDental today for a comprehensive evaluation of your treatment options, so you can start enjoying better sleep and improved daily functioning.