Sleep Apnea Treatment in Glen Mills, PA
Does the topic of your snoring come up as a joke? While it may seem funny, in many cases snoring can be a serious matter. In addition to disrupting your partner’s sleep, habitual snoring can be a serious health condition known as sleep apnea. At Star Care Dental in Glen Mills, PA, we offer patients with a comfortable, effective way to manage sleep apnea so you can protect your sleep and your health.
What is sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea is temporary pauses in breathing during sleep. Individuals with sleep apnea will experiences these episodes up to hundreds of times per night. Without treatment, sleep apnea can cause serious health complications that may even lead to early death.
Is my snoring caused by sleep apnea?
While almost everyone with sleep apnea snores, not everyone who snores have sleep apnea. Sinus problems, seasonal allergies, obesity, and drinking alcohol can all cause snoring. To determine if your snoring is caused by sleep apnea, a sleep study is typically needed. Once an accurate diagnosis is made, treatment options can be explored.
Treatment options for sleep apnea
If you have previously visited with a doctor about your sleep apnea, they may have recommended continuous positive airway pressure therapy, or CPAP for short. CPAP treatment involves the use of a machine to blow air through the mask which increases air pressure to maintain the narrowing of the airway. While effective, many patients find CPAP machines to be uncomfortable and loud, which often leads to discontinuation of treatment.
Instead of CPAP treatment, at Star Care Dental, we offer dental appliance therapy. This alternative has many benefits including:
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How it works
The first step is having impressions taken of the teeth to serve as models for your custom-made dental appliance that is like a sports mouthguard. When worn while you sleep, the device keeps the lower jaw in a slightly forward position to prevent the soft tissue from blocking our airway.
Get a good night’s sleep again with sleep apnea treatment from your Glen Mills, PA dentist
If you are ready to feel rested, it’s time to get comfortable, effective treatment for your sleep apnea. Call Star Care Dental today at (610) 569-0509 for more information. We proudly serve the areas of Glen Mills, Aston, Chester and Chadds Ford.