Your sleep is interrupted by choking gasps for air and loud, disruptive snoring resulting in daytime exhaustion. You could have sleep apnea.
World-renowned doctor Kenneth Malament D.D.S. of Boston Prosthodontics can relieve your sleep apnea symptoms with non-surgical treatments.
Boston Prosthodontics offers first-class oral health care in Boston, MA. Learn how our doctors can improve your quality of sleep and life...
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that hinders your breathing, causing you to wake up and gasp for air several times a night. There are two main types:
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
The most common form is obstructive sleep apnea. This condition is caused when soft tissues in the back of your throat collapse and obstruct your upper airway after you fall asleep.
Central Sleep Apnea
Central sleep apnea occurs when the brain doesn't send signals to your breathing muscles. Some people have a combination of central and obstructive sleep apnea.
How Sleep Apnea Blocks Your Airway
How Sleep Apnea Affects Your Life
If you're not getting a good night's rest due to frequent disruptions caused by sleep apnea, it can result in long-lasting health issues, not only for you but for your bed partner as well:
- Daytime Sleepiness
- Concentration Issues
- Memory Loss
- Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
- Drowsiness While Driving
- Weight Gain
- Type 2 Diabetes
Tired of Feeling Tired?
Boston Prosthodontics Dental Group Can Help
Dr. Malament and his first-class team of dental specialists can dramatically improve your sleep apnea symptoms. If you're tired of not getting enough quality sleep, set up a sleep apnea consultation at our state-of-the-art Boston, MA, practice. Use our easy-to-use online form or contact us by phone today. We look forward to helping you rest easy.
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Sleep Apnea Treatments
Your doctor will likely recommend a small, custom-fitted mouthguard you'll wear over your teeth at night. This comfortable device gently moves your bottom jaw forward, creating more open breathing space in your airway. Most patients sleep better immediately, as gasping and snoring are greatly reduced. It's the easiest, most cost-effective way to treat sleep disorders like sleep apnea.
Here's a closer look at how the oral appliance opens your airway:
Sleep Study Diagnosis
Discussing your symptoms during a consultation is usually enough to diagnose your sleep disorder. However, Dr. Malament may order a sleep study to measure the severity of your condition. This could include:
You'll fill out a survey regarding your sleeping issues, so your oral health specialist can evaluate your symptoms.