Let’s face it, snoring is very annoying for those trying to get or stay asleep. This can add extra stress to relationships with loved ones who are left with less sleep than they should be getting.
Not only is it irratating, but it can actually a symptom of health problems.
It’s called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) by the medical profession. This is a reduction of air intake and stoppage of breathing caused by blockage of the airway. This happens when the tongue falls back and the tissues of the back of the throat collapse.
It can cause serious health problems including depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat and heartbeat and heart rate, coronary artery (blood supply to the heart) disease, and strokes.
A major problem cause by both snoring and OSA is fatigue and sleepiness. These have a major effect on one’s productivity and ability to function successfully in life. As 65 million Americans suffer with a sleep disorder such as Sleep Apnea and that 32% of the 65 million reported excessive daytime sleepiness that can interfere with their routine.*
Unfortunately, many people cannot tolerate the usual treatment for sleep disorders, i.e., an air mask that fits over the nose and mouth that blows high-pressure air down the throat (called a CPAP). We offer a simple and workable alternative for those who cannot tolerate the CPAP: custom-made mouthpieces. These change the way the teeth mesh, thereby opening the airway at the back of the throat and allowing the patient to get air when he sleeps.
Our St. Louis office will design and create a custom mouthpiece for each patient. It’s one of the most advanced mouthpieces available in the dental field to treat sleep apnea and snoring. In addition to setting the proper bite, it is designed to give you maximum air intake, eliminate snoring and reduce sleep apnea.
The appliance is worn over the upper teeth while sleeping. Its shape and size is similar to an upper orthodontic retainer. It’s small, fits easily, is comfortable to wear and very effective. For anyone who is suffering from snoring, sleep apnea or other sleep disorders, the custom mouthpieces are a viable alternative.
Correctly evaluating sleep disorder problems for treatment requires a complete head and neck examination, health history, appropriate x-rays, evaluation of any sleep studies a patient has undergone and testing with the FDA approved computer that evaluates the airway blockage.
Get more vital oxygen into your lungs with every breath and a better night’s sleep for you and for those you love.
If you suffer from sleep disorders, such as those described, schedule a no charge consultation with St Louis dentists Dr. Greif or Dr. Ruvinov at (314) 487-0052.
*A survey by the Gallup organization indicates that as many
**These providers are not specialists in Orthodontics, Oral Surgery or Prosthodontics. Cosmetic Dentistry is a non-specialty interest area that requires no specific educational training to advertise these services
Sleep Apnea is a non-specialty interest area that requires no specific educational training to advertise these services.