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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What happens if sleep apnea is left untreated?

If sleep apnea is left untreated, it can lead to various health complications. The constant interruptions to your breathing as you sleep can cause excessive daytime sleepiness, fatigue, and decreased cognitive function, which can impact daily activities and increase the risk of accidents. Untreated sleep apnea is also associated with an increased chance of developing conditions, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, cardiac arrest, and diabetes. At City of Oaks Dental, we provide sleep apnea treatment to help Raleigh, NC individuals sleep better and stay healthy.

What is the price of sleep apnea treatment?

The cost of sleep apnea treatment in Raleigh, NC can vary on a few factors, including whether or not you will be using insurance. At your first consultation with Dr. Vivian Throop, she will give you an estimate for your sleep apnea treatment. At City of Oaks Dental, we seek to make oral appliance therapy available to everyone who needs it, so we offer several low-interest financing options.

How should I care for my sleep apnea oral appliance?

In order to keep your sleep apnea oral appliance in good condition for maximum efficacy, Dr. Vivian Throop and our team recommend you brush and floss your teeth each night before you wear it. This will help keep plaque and bacteria from building up inside of the oral appliance. To clean your sleep apnea oral appliance, we suggest that you use a soft-bristled toothbrush with toothpaste daily and soak the appliance in denture cleaner once a week. If you notice any cracks or other signs of damage, call City of Oaks Dental for a replacement.

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Dr. Throop and her staff greet you and treat you like they are so glad to see you each time you come. My wife and myself both go there. If you have severe gag reflex like I do they know how to relax you and get you through it. Dr. Throop offers the notorious oxide which stops my gag reflex and makes hour in chair seem like 5 mins. Eric Kent

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Always a positive experience when I have my appointment. I feel like I get excellent dental care.

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I’m an anxious patient when it comes to the dentist and city of oaks has the friendliest, most attentive, gentle staff. Jodi handled my annual cleaning and she talked me through every step and always asked how I was doing throughout the entire process. Highly recommend!

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