Do you snore? Are you often tired or sleepy during the day? Have you ever been told you stop breathing while you sleep?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Snoring and OSA can take a toll on your quality of life. These problems often cause excessive daytime sleepiness, which affects your mental alertness, mood, memory, productivity, and relationships. Inadequate sleep and ODA also increase your risk of:
- Driving and work-related accidents
- High blood pressure
- Stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems
- Depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders
- Weight gain and obesity
Mandibular Advancement Devices
The most common type of oral sleep appliance is Mandibular Advancement Devices, such as SomnoDent. It fits over your upper and lower teeth and holds your lower jaw slightly forward as you sleep. This keeps your airway open by pulling the tongue and soft tissues forwards, keeping them stable and firm.
If you have OSA or display symptoms such as loud snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, fatigue, and witnessed apneas, it is essential that you seek the right treatment option.
There are many factors we need to consider, such as your symptoms, your sleeping patterns, the condition of your teeth and gums, the shape and size of our jaw and mouth. And the exact amount of forward positioning you require to provide an open airway during sleep.
We make custom-fitted oral appliance to treat mild and moderate Sleep Apnea at Karen Dental, in Mississauga.
Request your appointment with us to check if Mandibular Advancement Devices is right for you.