Sleep Apnea Dentist Gettysburg
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Sleep Apnea Dentist serving Gettysburg, Hanover, New Oxford, East Berlin, Littlestown, Emmitsburg, Taneytown & Surrounding
Do you struggle to fall asleep? Do you or your partner snore in the middle of the night? It might be due to a sleeping disorder. Unsure if you or your partner suffer from sleep apnea? Take our sleep quiz below.
Awareness of sleep apnea has grown in the past few decades, and although many experts believe it remains largely undiagnosed, some 18 million adults in the U.S. have the condition, according to the National Sleep Foundation. A Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine in Gettysburg can help relieve the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, the most common type of this disorder.
Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when your muscles relax during sleep, allowing the soft tissue to collapse and block the airway. As a result, sleep apnea causes you to stop breathing up to hundreds of times a night for anywhere from a few seconds to more than a minute. Snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, memory problems, irritability, fatigue and insomnia are all signs that you could be losing shut-eye to sleep apnea. If left untreated, sleep apnea can be a potentially life threatening condition. It can increase the risk for other serious health problems such as high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, depression and impotence.
Oral appliance therapy is an effective, non-invasive treatment option for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea that fits easily into your lifestyle. A dental oral appliance looks like a sports mouth guard and is worn only during sleep. It supports the jaw in a forward position to help maintain an open upper airway, preventing sleep apnea and snoring.
Once you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea by a sleep physician, a dentist experienced in dental sleep medicine can make a custom-fitted oral appliance using impressions and models of your teeth. Oral appliance therapy is covered by many medical insurance plans. Patients like it because it’s comfortable, easy to wear, quiet, portable, convenient for travel and easy to clean.
Treating snoring or sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy can help you feel like a new person. You will find that your symptoms, and your quality of life, can improve dramatically when you remain committed to your treatment and use it nightly. Custom-fit oral appliances from Dr. Rita Tempel can improve your sleep, restore your alertness and revitalize your health.
If you have concerns about snoring and sleep apnea, it may be time to make an appointment. If you suspect you may have sleep apnea, we can recommend a sleep physician to help get you started on your path to treatment. If you have already been diagnosed with sleep apnea, we can fit you with an oral appliance. Our team at Dr. Rita Tempel is ready to answer your questions about obstructive sleep apnea, dental sleep medicine and oral appliance therapy.
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As a sleep apnea dentist in Gettysburg, we’ll work to give you a custom appliance fit that provides maximum comfort. Learn more about our standards for providing exceptional patient care by calling today for a free consultation for an oral appliance!