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By P Steven Wainess DDS
May 17, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: sleep apnea   Oral Appliance  

Lapses in breathing during sleep are usually a sign of an underlying condition called sleep apnea. It can complicate daytime alertness, impair concentration, and provoke emotional instability. If your sleeping partner is being persistent about you snoring at night or vice versa, or if you notice that you aren't receiving quality sleep yourself, visit our St. Clair Shores, MI, dental office. Dr. Steven Wainess can deliver a proper diagnosis and help you discover how you may benefit from oral appliance treatment.

Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Sleep apnea is a harmful disorder that results in periodic pauses of breathing during slumber. It disrupts airflow and causes the airway to collapse while you're trying to sleep.

If you feel tired after a full night of sleep or your partner says you loudly snore during the night, these are common signs of the condition. Visit our St. Clair Shores, MI, office if you experience:

  • Mood changes
  • Morning headaches
  • Waking up gasping for air
  • Lack of energy during the day

What is Oral Appliance Therapy?

An oral appliance is a removable device that fits in the mouth like a mouth guard or orthodontic retainer. It's often custom-made for your mouth to provide the best fit and ultimate support. It prevents the airway from collapsing by holding the tongue and supporting the jaw in a forward position.

Dr. Wainess designs this appliance to give you a better night's rest. It's a non-invasive solution before considering more extensive methods. During your initial visit, we will discuss the benefits with you and address any concerns about sleep apnea that you may have. The goal of oral appliance treatment is to help you sleep, breathe, and live most healthily.

Find a Solution

Sleep apnea can have dangerous consequences, such as increasing your risk of causing an automobile accident or developing severe health conditions such as diabetes or heart disease. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Wainess to treat symptoms before they worsen. To learn more about sleep apnea treatment and our other provided services, visit our website or call our St. Clair Shores, MI, office at (586) 293-1515.