Sleep Appliances

Getting quality rest while you sleep is important. How you sleep can affect your productivity and focus throughout the day. Symptoms such as constant drowsiness or morning headaches could be a sign of sleep apnea. Many people suffer from sleep apnea without realizing the root cause of their symptoms. One of the ways you may be able to tell if someone in your family has sleep apnea is if you hear them constantly snore loudly when they sleep. If you or someone you love is suffering from a lack of quality sleep, we can help! Find out more about sleep apnea treatment in Nevada City, CA, by scheduling a consultation with our team today!

Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea

If you have sleep apnea, you may be experiencing some of the following symptoms:

  • Loud snoring
  • Waking up gasping for air 
  • Dry mouth when waking up
  • Trouble staying asleep
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Poor memory
  • Constant drowsiness
  • Morning headaches

The Effects Of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when your airways are blocked during sleep. This often happens when the throat muscles relax and aren’t giving the needed support to the soft tissues throughout the night. With the airways blocked, you can’t breathe enough oxygen while you sleep, leading to trouble breathing, gasping for air, snoring, or constant interruption in your sleep. If sleep apnea is not treated, it can begin to affect your overall health, leading to a higher risk of heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, or abnormal heartbeat. By receiving treatment for sleep apnea, you can give your health the attention it needs and reduce the risk of these health risks in the future.

Our Sleep Apnea Solution

Our team has been able to help patients return to a quality night of sleep with the help of sleep appliances. After determining if you have obstructive sleep apnea, a sleep appliance can be recommended to open your airways and allow you to receive sufficient oxygen as you sleep. With the help of sleep apnea treatment, you can breathe normally throughout the night and enjoy deep sleep that will help your symptoms subside. With the right kind of treatment, you can get the rest that you need to feel more productive throughout your day. 

Is A Sleep Appliance Right For Me?

If you are in need of sleep apnea treatment, the best place to start is to schedule a consultation. Our team can discuss your symptoms, answer any questions you may have, and help determine the best way to help you get the rest that you deserve. With sleep apnea, there are a variety of treatment options and your dentist can provide the best recommendations for you.

Night Guards

Just as there are oral appliances designed to resolve the symptoms associated with sleep apnea, there are numerous other devices that may be utilized to combat other sleep conditions. One such appliance is a night guard, designed to relieve jaw joint tension and prevent damage caused by bruxism – also known as teeth grinding or clenching. Night guards are custom-fitted to a patient’s mouth and work by creating a physical barrier between the upper and lower dental arch. This ultimately protects the teeth from damage and relaxes the temporomandibular joint.

Night guards are made from a variety of different materials, the most popular being acrylic. Acrylic night guards are designed to combine durability with comfortable wear, so patients can wear them throughout the night, or during the day when clenching and grinding are noticed.

Night guards are generally considered to be a conservative treatment option for bruxism and can also be quite effective in reducing or eliminating the symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). Night guards may need to be worn on an ongoing basis in order to remain effective and ensure long-term protection of the teeth and jaw joint.

ProSomnus® Sleep Technologies

ProSomnus is a line of dental appliances that are used to treat obstructive sleep apnea. The main characteristic of this type of sleep disorder are pauses in breathing during the sleep cycle with episodes of gasping for air and waking up throughout the night. The disorder occurs as the tongue and soft palate relax and collapse back into the throat, blocking the airway. This results in oxygen deprivation and can cause serious health problems over time.

By gently moving the lower jaw forward, ProSomnus appliances open up the airway and allow patients to breathe more easily during sleep. ProSomnus has been shown to be effective in treating both mild and severe cases of obstructive sleep apnea and can also help to reduce symptoms associated with the condition – such as daytime fatigue, headaches, irritability, and snoring. Additionally, the appliances are made from medical-grade materials and are custom-fit to each patient for maximum comfort and effectiveness.

At Nevada City Smiles, quality care is at the top of our priority list! When it comes to your treatment, we’ll provide honest, reliable recommendations. We want every experience to be the best. If you are in need of sleep apnea treatment, our team will find the best way to help you get a better night of rest!

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