Sleep Apnea Treatments in Raleigh, NC

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Sleep apnea is recognized by repeated stops in breathing during sleep. This is the result of your muscles relaxing and gravity pulling close your airways. The momentary suffocation that develops produces excessive strain on the body, which can cause heart conditions, mood changes, weight gain, fatigue, hypertension, and memory loss. There are various snoring or sleep apnea alternatives available, including airway surgeries, such as an adenoidectomy, maxillofacial surgery, tonsillectomy, or a CPAP device. Sometimes, people are not satisfied with these solutions. In such cases, they might turn to dental options to help address the issue. At City of Oaks Dental in Raleigh, NC, we concentrate on producing customized night guards to help our sleep apnea patients. Dr. Vivian Throop specializes in sleep apnea treatment and is proud to offer her reliable service to help you achieve better health and well-being.

Obstructive sleep apnea is a disruption in your natural breathing, and snoring is often a symptom of this. Sleep apnea treatment by Dr. Throop at City of Oaks Dental utilizes what's referred to as oral appliance therapy (OAT), which can be quite an effective therapy for sleep apnea. It is a custom-made device that fits in your mouth at night. It can be compared to a mouth guard for athletic events or even a retainer, but the main difference is that instead of protecting your teeth from injury, it softly places the jaw into a forward position to keep your airway open. There are more than a hundred different models on the market so Dr. Throop will work together with you to make certain that you receive a custom-made device that is most suitable for you. This can be determined after Dr. Throop conducts an examination of your teeth, jaw, tongue, and airway. We use the iTero Element™ 5D intraoral scanner to digitally scan detailed impressions of your teeth for your dental appliance.



If your breathing has been interrupted frequently every day due to airway obstruction, please look for treatment immediately. However, if the same thing happens in your sleep, it can be easily ignored since you won't recall it when you awaken. If you think you might be suffering from sleep apnea, then we encourage you to arrange an appointment at City of Oaks Dental at your earliest convenience to get better sleep.

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