Dental Treatments for Sleep Apnea

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If you are constantly tired, you could have obstructive sleep apnea.  We treat this condition in our Metairie, LA dental office and do so in a way that is non-invasive.  By providing you with an oral appliance to wear at night, we can solve your sleep apnea and help you to wake up feeling refreshed and revived.  To learn more about this convenient solution, call (504) 208-4751 and schedule a consultation.

What causes sleep apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea is generally caused by the muscles being too weak to hold the jaw in a forward position while you are sleeping.  As a result, it falls backward and the tongue falls with it, blocking the airways.  As you sleep, you end up gasping for air and this lack of oxygen leaves you feeling incredibly fatigued the next day as if you got very little sleep.

How does an oral appliance work?

At Charvet Dental Center, we can make an impression of your mouth and take measurements.  That information will then be sent to a dental lab so that they can create an oral appliance that is specific for your mouth.  Comfortable and secure, you simply slip it in before bed.  It will hold your jaw in a forward position which will prevent your tongue from falling backward.  Your airways will remain open and you will be able to breathe clearly and freely. 

To find out if an oral appliance will work for your sleep apnea, call (504) 208-4751 and schedule an appointment with our Metairie, LA dental office.

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