A good night’s sleep can provide you with a focused day, helping you to work hard and smile wide. Our dentist, Dr. Brant Pittsley, wants you to have the fullest rest possible and, depending on the cause, may be able to help you with that. There is a condition called sleep apnea which happens when the tonsils, the tongue, or the teeth get in the of breathing.
When a patient presses their teeth together while they sleep, it is called tooth grinding. The teeth can directly block airflow, but the mouth position, while they are grinding, can also position the muscles in the throat to have the same effect. Sleep apnea oral appliances hold your teeth in the correct position while you sleep. Because the problem is sometimes caused by tooth grinding, an oral appliance is a great option to keep your airway open.
If you currently suffer from mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, Dr. Brant Pittsley may recommend an oral appliance. Our oral appliance fits over your teeth to keep your airway open while you sleep. It helps prevent your tongue from blocking the air passage and holds your jaw in a position that prevents airway blockages during sleep.
To learn more about our sleep apnea treatment, please contact our practice, MI Beautiful Smile, in Davisburg, Michigan, by calling 248-634-7002, and get the sleep you deserve!