By Total Health Dentistry
January 14, 2016
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Snoring   Sleep Apnea  

Is a CPAP the Only Way to Treat Snoring and Sleep Apnea? Now your dentist can help with snoring and sleep apnea.

You’ve been told you snore by those closest to you. You often wake up in the middle of the night, gasping and choking for air. You wake up with a dry, sore throat, and sometimes with a headache, and find yourself dozing off during the day. You have been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea results from soft tissue at the back of your throat collapsing during sleep. This soft tissue blocks your airway, and stops your breathing for short periods. When you can’t breathe, your brain and organs are starved of oxygen. Oxygen starvation can lead to organ failure, memory difficulties, heart failure and stroke.

You’ve tried to wear a continuous positive air pressure machine, called a CPAP, but you’ve found it very uncomfortable, restrictive and you stopped wearing it. Now, you’re looking for something else. Fortunately, there is another solution. Dr. Michael Hnat, of Progressive Dental Solutions for Sleep and TMJ in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, can provide you with a wonderful state-of-the-art remedy for snoring and sleep apnea.

Dr. Hnat will design an Oral Mandibular Advancement Appliance, custom-made for you. The dental appliance fits over your lower and upper teeth, and it causes your lower jaw to shift forward slightly, just enough to keep your airway open. The result is you will sleep soundly throughout the night and wake up refreshed and ready to start your day.

Sleep apnea patients throughout the country have received much needed relief from snoring and waking up, gasping for breath. Patients report the oral appliance is much easier to wear than CPAP. So if you are tired of your CPAP and are looking for a better way to treat snoring and sleep apnea, give Dr. Michael Hnat a call. He is your sleep apnea specialist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Call today and sleep better immediately!