By Progressive Dental Solutions
February 07, 2019
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Sleep Apnea  

Sleep ApneaHow your Pittsburgh area dentist can treat your sleep apnea symptoms.

Sleep apnea can dramatically affect your life. It is also associated with serious medical problems including memory issues, heart failure, and even a stroke. The good news is sleep apnea can be treated effectively and comfortably by your dentist. Dr. Michael Hnat at Progressive Dental Solutions in McMurray, PA offers sleep apnea treatment that can help you sleep well again. He proudly serves residents of McMurray and Pittsburgh, PA.

Sleep apnea is a common condition and it’s caused by the tissue at the back of your throat relaxing and collapsing while you sleep. The tissue blocks your airway, causing a shutdown of oxygen to your vital organs, including your brain. Sleep apnea can lead to a shortened lifespan.

So, how do you know if you have sleep apnea? The only way to know for sure is to have a sleep study. You may want to consider a sleep study and sleep apnea treatment if you:

  • Frequently snore loudly
  • Have frequent morning headaches
  • Have a sore throat when you wake up
  • Wake up suddenly gasping or choking
  • Have frequent drowsiness during the day

Conventional treatment for sleep apnea is with a Continuous Positive Air Pressure machine, known as a CPAP. The CPAP has a mask which fits over your nose and mouth and delivers a continuous flow of air while you sleep. Many people don’t like the CPAP, so they discontinue treatment.

Now, there is a better way, which is delivered by your dentist. It’s called an Oral Mandibular Advancement Appliance, and it’s a comfortable appliance that moves your lower jaw forward and keeps your airway open while you get the deep sleep you need.

Many people prefer the Oral Mandibular Advancement Appliance because it is:

  • More comfortable than a CPAP
  • Easier to clean than a CPAP
  • More portable than a CPAP

If you suffer from sleep apnea, you owe it to yourself to talk with your dentist about the innovative Oral Mandibular Advancement Appliance. You deserve to have a restful, undisturbed sleep. Get started on sleep apnea treatment by calling Dr. Michael Hnatat Progressive Dental Solutions in McMurray, PA and serving Pittsburgh, PA today!