Sleep Apnea Treatment in Waxhaw, NC
At Strive Dental Studio, Dr. Mahale offers a less invasive sleep apnea treatment by creating custom night guards. These specially-made night guards provide a more comfortable solution for patients with sleep apnea and its associated side effects. Sleep apnea is a severe condition that affects many individuals worldwide, and it typically involves the collapse of soft tissues in the throat, obstructing the airway and causing intermittent breathing disruptions during sleep.
Dr. Mahale recommends using a sleep apnea oral device to alleviate the symptoms and improve patients' sleep quality and quality of life. Through the customized approach of creating night guards, Dr. Mahale aims to provide patients in Waxhaw, NC and beyond with non-invasive, effective sleep apnea treatment!
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a condition that causes a pause in breathing during sleep. These pauses occur when the muscles relax, and the airway becomes blocked. Sleep apnea can lead to serious health problems such as hypertension, memory loss, mood changes, weight gain, and severe fatigue. Sleep apnea symptoms include heavy snoring, periodic loss of breath while sleeping, difficulty breathing, constant fatigue, weight gain, depression, dry throat, irritability, and mood swings.
Left untreated, patients who suffer from sleep apnea are often at a greater risk for:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Irregular heartbeat
- Worsening ADHD
Am I a Candidate for Sleep Apnea Treatment?
Before recommending sleep apnea treatment, our team will first review all health and medical history before recommending treatment. If you have sleep apnea, our dentist will begin by performing a consultation regarding treatment options. Sleep apnea treatment using an oral device is recommended for patients who have mild to moderate symptoms. For our patients who have more severe apnea symptoms, we’ll recommend speaking with your doctor about other treatment options.
Sleep Apnea Treatment with Strive Dental Studio
Your sleep apnea treatment at our Waxhaw dental studio will start with a consultation and comprehensive exam. If we determine you'd be an ideal candidate for treatment, our team will take impressions of your mouth. These impression will be sent local dental lab where they are used to make a custom appliance for you to wear.
Your sleep apnea appliance will be designed to be worn nightly to keep the airway open while you sleep. If the appliance shows signs of wear, it can be replaced easily by coming into our office. Most sleep apnea appliances last for many years before replacement is necessary.
Wearing your sleep apnea appliance regularly and replacing it when necessary will ensure its effectiveness. Our oral appliances are designed to be easy to wear and provide maximum comfort for all patients, allowing for a comfortable and problem-free experience managing sleep apnea and related issues.
Schedule Your Sleep Apnea Screening
Sleep apnea doesn't have to interfere with your quality of sleep or health. Dr. Mahale and her team will be there for you every step of the way. Call today to schedule your comprehensive sleep apnea screening!