Sleep apnea is one of the most debilitating chronic conditions American adults have to deal with today. A lack of adequate sleep results directly in poor health. From a slower metabolism to weight gain and chronic fatigue, sleep apnea impacts every area of your life. Fortunately, there are treatments available. One of those treatments can be started right here in our office. But why would you want to see a dentist for sleep apnea issues? Let’s take a look at that question.
Why a dentist?
The reason you’d want to see a dentist for sleep apnea treatment is simple. These professionals deal with everything related to oral health – which includes the throat. Often, a cause of sleep apnea is your airway closing during sleep. With the right treatment, Dr. Brant Pittsley can help open that airway up.
How does it work?
This treatment is really simple. You’ll come into our offices here at MI Beautiful Smile in Davisburg, Michigan, where you’ll have a mold cast of your teeth. From that mold, our team will make a custom-fit oral appliance that fits comfortably in your mouth just like a night guard.
That appliance opens your airway just enough to keep the air flowing consistently throughout the night. So you’ll no longer be waking up multiple times a night to breathe. It might not seem obvious at first, but a dentist has quite a few tools to help you fix your sleep apnea. To learn more, or make an appointment, call us today at 248-634-7002.