Most patients who suffer from sleep apnea don’t even know they have a problem until a partner alerts them to it. But untreated sleep apnea can lead to a host of conditions, including chronic headaches, hypertension, and depression. Fortunately, effective treatments are available, and many are less invasive than you might imagine. The Phoenix sleep apnea dentists at Desert Smiles would be happy to answer any questions you may have about your sleep apnea treatment options. When you suffer from sleep apnea, your airway collapses or becomes blocked as you sleep. This blockage temporarily prevents you from getting enough air, so your brain rouses you out of deep sleep to restore airflow. This happens several times a night, night after night, and takes its toll on your health. Although some patients may require a special machine to help with nighttime breathing, many patients benefit from more convenient treatments. At Desert Smiles, we are pleased to offer a wide selection ofsleep apnea treatment options, including
- The Thornton Adjustable Positioner (TAP) oral appliance
- The Herbst, Herbst Telescopic, and SAUD oral appliances
- The SomnoMed MAS oral appliance
- Tongue retaining devices
- The Moses oral appliance
- The Oasys oral appliance
Although they differ in construction and method of action, all of these treatment options are simple devices that a patient wears at night to restore the airway and ensure a good night’s sleep. To discover the many sleep apnea treatment options available to you, please contact Desert Smiles today to schedule your appointment. We serve patients in the Phoenix, Arizona area.