Do you frequently feel tired and drowsy during the day even if you think you’ve slept well the night before? If yes, you may be suffering from Sleep Apnea – a condition that affects more than 12 million Americans. This medical issue can be treated by simple dental solutions that we provide at our dental clinic in Fresno, CA.
Loud snoring is a very common symptom of sleep apnea. You snore when the flow of air through your nose and mouth is physically restricted. It can cause severe health problems. However, if you snore it does not necessarily mean that you have sleep apnea.
For some people diagnosed with mild to moderate sleep apnea, an oral appliance may be recommended. Here are the solutions we provide:
- Oral Appliance Therapy - This therapy is highly effective in treating obstructive sleep apnea. It supports the jaw in the forward position to maintain an open upper airway. You are required to wear an oral appliance when you sleep. This device is custom-designed for you and it fits like a mouth guard. It is comfortable to wear and you can easily maintain it.
- Snoring Prevention Device - You may also be prescribed a Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD), an effective snoring prevention device. MAD is specially designed to keep the lower jaw in forward position so as to increase the space between the airway passages. This helps you breathe easily. MAD appliances are the most commonly recommended form of oral appliances.