Oral Sleep Appliance Therapy in Surprise, AZ

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Optimize your sleep and oral health

Do you find yourself waking up tired and groggy despite a full night's sleep? Do you snore loudly, or has your partner noticed pauses in your breathing during the night? If so, you may be experiencing sleep apnea, a common but potentially serious sleep disorder. Dentistry of Arizona is here to introduce you to an effective solution: Oral Appliance Therapy.

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Understanding Sleep Apnea: Symptoms and Impact

Sleep apnea is a condition characterized by repeated interruptions in breathing during sleep. The most common type is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), where the muscles in the throat relax excessively, causing a temporary blockage of the airway. This results in decreased oxygen levels in the blood and can lead to a range of health issues, including fatigue, high blood pressure, and an increased risk of heart disease.

Common symptoms of sleep apnea include loud snoring, choking or gasping during sleep, restless nights, difficulty staying asleep / insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness, difficulty focusing during the day or while driving, and irritability. If left untreated, sleep apnea can have serious consequences for your overall health and well-being.
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Why Choose Oral Appliance Therapy?

While continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines have been the traditional treatment for sleep apnea, many patients find them cumbersome, uncomfortable, and difficult to tolerate. This is where Oral Appliance Therapy at Dentistry of Arizona shines as a viable and patient-friendly alternative.
Comfortable and Non-Intrusive

Oral appliances are custom-fitted devices worn in the mouth during sleep. They are designed to reposition the jaw and tongue, preventing the collapse of the airway. Unlike CPAP machines, oral appliances are compact, portable, and don't involve masks or tubes, providing a more comfortable and less intrusive experience.

Improved Compliance

One of the main advantages of oral appliance therapy is the higher compliance rate compared to CPAP. Many patients find it easier to adapt to wearing a custom-fitted oral appliance, leading to increased long-term usage and treatment success.

Quiet and Convenient

Oral appliances are virtually silent, eliminating the noise associated with CPAP machines. They are discreet and convenient for travel, allowing you to maintain your sleep therapy routine wherever you go.

WHO BENEFITS FROM AN ORAL SLEEP APPLIANCE?

Anyone who cannot tolerate a traditional CPAP benefits from the non-obtrusive oral sleep appliance. It is small and fits within the mouth like a night guard. There is no tubing or attachments to the head. This works better for individuals who simply cannot tolerate the CPAP, individuals with claustrophobia, or veterans who cannot tolerate the noise of the CPAP. Not only will better sleep mean for a greater quality of life for the patient with sleep apnea, but bed sharing partners report increased happiness since snoring is eliminated - they get better rest too!

How Oral Appliance Therapy Works

Consultation

We begin with a sleep apnea consultation with Dr. Allen Ewell at Dentistry of Arizona in Surprise. We will evaluate risk factors, perform non-invasive and simple tests on your airway, and set up an at-home sleep study. This process is covered by medical insurance.

At-Home Sleep Study

We will arrange for an at-home sleep study where we will determine your degree of sleep apnea, where the obstruction is happening in your airway, and how to best design an appliance that will ensure continuous oxygen while you sleep.

Create a Custom Oral Sleep Appliance

Using information from your consultation and sleep study, we will take impressions or scans to make your custom appliance.

Follow-Up Care

We will see you periodically to make sure your appliance is comfortable and is resolving your sleep apnea.

Unlike a CPAP, a custom oral appliance is small, silent, and fits within the mouth. Consistent use of the appliance improves sleep quality and overall health–no more snoring, more energy to focus at work, more stamina to do the things you need and want to do, and no longer catching yourself falling asleep driving. Treatment also reduces the risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes complications, dementia, and Alzheimer's.

Let us help you get better quality sleep and better quality of life! Schedule your sleep consultation with Dr. Ewell today.
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Experience Restful Sleep with Dentistry of Arizona

Don't let sleep apnea impact your quality of life. Visit Dentistry of Arizona for a comprehensive evaluation and personalized Oral Appliance Therapy. Our commitment to your well-being ensures that you receive the highest quality care in a comfortable and compassionate environment.  Say goodbye to restless nights and fatigue – contact Dentistry of Arizona today for effective sleep apnea solutions tailored to your needs.
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