Dr. Higham & Dr. Sauchelli offer treatments for sleep apnea to help you rest better at night and improve your oral and overall well-being. Our dentists can provide you with customized appliances to help keep your airways open while you sleep. Call us at 561-746-8095 to schedule your consultation and learn more about sleep apnea treatments and appliances in Jupiter, Florida.
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder marked by interruptions and pauses in breathing during sleep. Obstructions cause obstructive sleep apnea in the airway, such as the tongue rolling back in the throat or collapsed tissues in the airway. Untreated sleep apnea can contribute to several severe health conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and liver problems.
Sleep apnea must be diagnosed by a sleep physician. We recommend that you talk to your dentist and your doctor if you suffer from the symptoms of sleep apnea. Common signs of sleep apnea include:
Sleep apnea treatment may depend on the severity of the condition. If you suffer from mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, our dentist may recommend an oral appliance. The oral appliance works to treat obstructive sleep apnea by fitting over your teeth and keeping your airway open while you sleep. It can work by preventing the tongue from blocking the air passage or by holding your jaw in a position that prevents airway blockages during sleep. For more information on sleep apnea treatment, we welcome you to call or visit our dental practice today. We are committed to helping you improve your health!