Sleep apnea and other sleep disorders can have a surprising dental connection. However, you needn’t worry. Dr. Sean Pierce’s research and knowledge in this this will help manage and treat your sleeping disorder.
Reestablish your general wellbeing by reclaiming your sleep.
Dr. Sean Pierce is an extensively trained dentist who also specializes in sleep apnea dentistry. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Pierce to alleviate the symptoms of your sleep disorders. At Pierce Aesthetics in Tustin, CA, we formulate customized sleep apnea treatment using cutting-edge tools and well-honed expertise to gauge the underlying causes of your discomfort.
Dr. Pierce will first evaluate your symptoms and follow it up by laying out all the available treatment options. He will also make professional recommendations based on your diagnosis and condition. Moreover, Dr. Pierce uses custom-fitted oral devices to alleviate your symptoms, thereby helping you reclaim your sleep and eliminate all the discomfort and stress associated with your sleep disorder.
How Does Sleep Apnea Occur?
People tend to snore when their breathing airway gets obstructed. Many issues like your tongue relaxing and involuntarily plunging back in your throat may cause the air blockage. As long as there’s airway obstruction, there would be irksome snoring.
Mostly, these airway obstructions are minor and enable sufficient air (oxygen) to be inhaled. However, please don’t disregard this condition as it may be an early symptom of obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Pierce has the diagnostic tools available that are mostly only available in a hospital or imaging center setting.
Patients of obstructive sleep apnea involuntarily stop breathing while they are asleep. This chronic condition causes multiple ten seconds to more than a minute long pauses in breathing while the patient is asleep. In some severe cases, about a hundred breathing pauses happen in a single night. The pauses will not only lead to lethargy brought on by sleep deprivation but also cause several health issues that can affect your:
- Heart: Heart attacks, Arrhythmias, Hypertension (high blood pressure), Heartburn
- Brain: Stroke, Morning Headaches
- GI Tract: GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
- Reproductive organs: Impotence, Decreased libido
- Hormones and Emotions: Diabetes, Impaired concentration, Depression, Irritability
- Mouth: Dry mouth
If you snore frequently, seek an appointment at Pierce Aesthetics in Tustin, CA, to receive a personalized sleep apnea treatment consultation.
Dental Treatment for Sleep Apnea
If your airway remains open while you sleep, your sleep apnea can be treated. A dentist specializing in sleep apnea dentistry will design a custom-fitted oral device to hold your airway from involuntarily collapsing, thereby keeping it open even while you sleep. As every person has unique physical dimensions, your treatment device will be fashioned to fit in your mouth without causing any uneasiness.
The oral device will hold your lower jaw in a forward position and help keep your upper airway open. It will stop the tissues of your tongue and throat from involuntarily collapsing, thereby preventing the blocking of that critical airway.
The device will largely help manage your sleep apnea and all associated health issues. Additionally, it might stop your daily snoring. What’s more, this oral device will mostly reduce the need for surgery, heavy medication, or other sleep apnea therapies.
Is Sleep Apnea Dentistry Right For You?
The best way to know your fitment for sleep apnea treatment is to seek a personal consultation with Dr. Pierce at Pierce Aesthetics. During your initial meeting, please ask Dr. Pierce all your sleep apnea dentistry-related questions to understand the process and proceed with confidence.