By Progressive Dental Solutions
June 16, 2017
Category: Oral Health

If you have sleep apnea or you are a chronic loud snorer, find out how a special oral device could help.oral applance therapy

Does your partner complain that your snoring is keeping the whole house up? Has a sleep specialist recently diagnosed you with obstructive sleep apnea? If so, then you may be surprised to hear that our Pittsburgh area dentist Dr. Michael Hnat could actually help treat your sleep apnea symptoms and your unbearable snoring through something as simple as a custom-made oral appliance.

Why do you need to treat sleep apnea?

A lot of people have sleep apnea but don’t even know it. They chock up their daytime exhaustion to drinking too much caffeine, not enough caffeine, not getting enough sleep or (more commonly) stress.

Of course, if you find yourself feeling exhausted despite a sufficient amount of rest, then you may want to see a sleep specialist to find out if something more is going on. If left untreated, sleep apnea can increase your risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Not to mention that your extreme fatigue could lead to poor performances at work and even accidents.

How can oral appliance therapy help me?

If you have been diagnosed with mild-to-moderate sleep apnea then you ca be re-evaluated by our Pittsburgh dentist to find out if oral appliance therapy is all you need to manage your sleep disorder and wake up feeling refreshed and alert.

While CPAP therapy is the standard treatment for sleep apnea, it can be annoying to wear a facemask all night long. You may find that the noise of the machines keeps you up. So if CPAP therapy isn’t giving you the sound, quality sleep you thought it would, then it might be time to come in and talk with or schedule an appointment to speak with Dr. Michael Hnat, board-certified in dental sleep medicine, about your snoring, sleep apnea, and the alternative treatment with an oral appliance. He is dedicated to making sure that you get the care you need to finally get a good night’s sleep. If you are dealing with any of these sleep problems, give us a call and schedule your consultation today.