Do you or your loved one struggle with sleep apnea? We can help! Dr. Scott Butts provides oral appliances to help you breathe easily while sleeping and get the rest you need to enjoy a healthy life.
Sleep apnea is a type of breathing disorder characterized by interruptions and pauses in breathing while asleep. These pauses in breathing are caused by obstructions in the airway, such as the tongue rolling back in the throat or collapsed tissues in the airway. If left untreated, sleep apnea can contribute to a number of serious health conditions, making it crucial that you receive the care you need for this condition as soon as possible.
Common signs of sleep apnea include:
- Extreme daytime drowsiness
- Irritability, mood changes and depression
- Difficulty staying asleep
- Waking up with a dry or sore throat
- Frequent morning headaches
The type of treatment you receive for sleep apnea depends on the severity of your condition. The gold standard for sleep apnea treatment is a CPAP machine. However, many people cannot tolerate CPAP treatment or find it uncomfortable. Here at Avent Ferry Family Dentistry, we offer oral appliances to manage sleep apnea and help you breathe more easily at night. These appliances are highly effective in treating mild to moderate sleep apnea, and are a great alternative to CPAP treatment.
Sleep appliances are specially designed to fit your mouth perfectly, ensuring your comfort while wearing the appliance. They work by advancing the lower jaw slightly forward, which tightens the soft tissues and muscles of the upper airway, preventing them from vibrating and becoming an obstruction to regular breathing. This gives you a safe, soundless and restful sleep.
We invite you to call us today at 919-372-3400 to schedule a consultation with our experienced dentist and learn more about the benefits of oral appliance therapy in Holly Springs, North Carolina!