Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep apnea affects around 30 million people in the United States, and is often underdiagnosed due to the challenge of identifying the disorder by the individual who has it. If you struggle with daytime drowsiness, excessive snoring, lack of concentration, or frequent morning headaches, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. As sleep apnea is a serious disorder, it’s important to seek a diagnosis and receive treatment for your condition to prevent short and long term health issues. Our dental professionals at Academy Dental Care are well-equipped to handle your sleep apnea treatment plan, using custom oral appliance therapy to help you get a better night’s sleep.

Oral Appliance Therapy: A Better Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep apnea treatment typically means wearing a continuous positive airway pressure device, or CPAP, nightly for the rest of your life. These machines are capable of pressurizing air, which is used to keep your airway open during sleep. However, many patients report little to no use of their CPAP machine due to its bulky size, noise levels, and uncomfortable mask which limits movement in sleep. At Academy Dental Care, we offer another treatment solution for your sleep apnea—oral appliance therapy.

How Does Oral Appliance Therapy Treat Sleep Apnea?

Oral appliance therapy is a unique and effective way to treat sleep apnea, without the inconvenience of a large machine. These small custom-made appliances help reposition your tongue, permitting you to breathe easily all night long. Instead of wearing a mask, you simply insert the oral appliance over your upper and lower teeth and wear it throughout the night, it’s that simple. If you’re seeking a less intrusive sleep apnea treatment plan, our dental professionals at Academy Dental Care are ready to discuss our oral appliance therapy devices.

Custom Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea Treatment

Similar to a mouthpiece, our oral appliances are custom fitted to your mouth using an impression of your teeth. When you come into our office, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth using our state-of-the-art machines, allowing us to get a better idea of what your teeth look like and how your device will fit. After this step, we will send this information to a trusted dental manufacturer, who will then create your custom-fit oral appliance. Within weeks, you will have a chance to try out your new device and experience the first night of your sleep apnea treatment.

Benefits of Sleep Apnea Treatment from Academy Dental Care

After wearing your custom-made oral appliance for sleep apnea, you’ll experience the full benefits of your treatment plan. Many of the side effects of sleep apnea will subside immediately upon using your device, granting you a great night’s rest, this includes benefits like:

  • Improved sleep quality and reduced snoring
  • Deeper sleep with fewer interruptions
  • Improved concentration and daytime alertness
  • Alternative sleep apnea treatment to CPAP
  • Easy to use and comfortable
  • Travel-sized for treatment anywhere

Not only will you experience better sleep, but you’ll also reduce your risk of developing heart disease, type-2 diabetes, and other risks and disorders that come with untreated sleep apnea. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with effective, comfortable sleep apnea treatment with help from Academy Dental Care.

Treating Your Sleep Apnea with Precision and Care

Academy Dental Care is proud to serve the greater Albuquerque area with comprehensive sleep apnea treatment plans that last. With over 30 years of experience, you can trust you’re receiving the highest quality care and attention at your appointment. Our dental professionals will ensure your concerns are heard and your sleep apnea treatment plan is working accordingly. If you were recently diagnosed with sleep apnea or have had sleep apnea for years, we’re here to assist you with improving your quality of sleep with customized oral appliances.

Take the First Step to a Better Night’s Sleep with Academy Dental Care Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep is a vital part of all our lives, and affects us long after we’re awake. When you’re suffering from sleep apnea, it’s important to find a treatment that fits with your lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for a more comfortable sleep apnea treatment device, want to discuss your options, or need an oral appliance in addition to your CPAP, Academy Dental Care is ready to help. Contact our offices today and schedule your appointment, or learn more about what sleep apnea is and what our treatment plan entails.

Take the initial step towards achieving superior sleep quality with sleep apnea treatment from Academy Dental Care.