Sleep Apnea Treatment – Cary, NC
If you’re one of the 22 million Americans estimated to have sleep apnea, there’s an 80% chance that you don’t even realize it. Living with the disorder means getting poor quality rest every night, and sooner or later that could put you at risk for devastating health problems. Let Dr. Singh help you get some well-deserved shuteye again with a custom-designed sleep apnea treatment. Get in touch with Cary Dental Rejuvenation today to find out what steps are involved in having your disorder diagnosed and addressed.
Why Choose Cary Dental Rejuvenation for Sleep Apnea and Snoring Therapy?
- Quieter and More Convenient Alternatives to CPAP
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What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea – or, more specifically, obstructive sleep apnea – is the most common sleep-related breathing disorder. When your tonsils, tongue, or other structures in your mouth or throat relax during the night, they can collapse and block the airway. This causes regular breathing to stop, and the brain is forced to wake the body up to try and get some air. Sleep apnea episodes can occur hundreds of times every night, stopping you from reaching the deepest restorative stages of sleep.
The Dangers of Sleep Apnea
People with sleep apnea tend to be drowsy throughout the day even though they think they slept all night. This could easily lead to accidents on the road and in the workplace. But the most severe damage inflicted by sleep apnea normally could go unseen until it’s too late. People with the disorder are at a very high risk for hypertension, diabetes, heart failure, and stroke. In other words, untreated sleep apnea could be putting your life in danger.
You may not be the only victim of sleep apnea; it could be making it harder for your loved ones to get a good night’s rest as well. Loud snoring is one of the most common symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, often accompanied by gasping for air. If your spouse complains that your snoring is keeping them up, that should be taken as a sign to have yourself checked for sleep apnea. Treating the disorder should also help stop the noise.
An Alternate to CPAP: Oral Appliance Therapy
CPAP machines that continuously force air into the throat are often the first choice for sleep apnea treatment, but for many patients they’re too loud or uncomfortable to use. That’s why Dr. Singh offers oral appliances as an alternative. An oral appliance will adjust your mouth or tongue in order to keep the airway open; there’s no noisy equipment to deal with, and your appliance will be custom-made to fit easily in your mouth. You might receive a different kind of oral appliance depending on your needs.
The Panthera D-SAD appliance is designed on a computer using high-quality digital scans of your mouth before being 3D printed using the latest materials. The oral appliances designed this way are some of the smallest and lightest on the market, and they are precisely made with your comfort in mind.
SomnoMed Herbst Advance
This oral appliance is the first of its kind to feature a calibration indicator that shows exactly how far forward it’s been adjusted – and thus give you and Dr. Singh greater control on your jaw’s resting position. If you have problems with how your appliance feels in your mouth, simply adjust it as needed.
Partnered with Wake County’s Top Sleep Physicians
Getting a good night’s sleep is vital, which is why Dr. Singh works with other sleep experts in Wake County to make sure you get the treatment you need. An outside sleep physician could fully diagnose your condition to confirm whether it’s sleep apnea or a different kind of sleep disorder. They can also suggest treatments such as surgery or CPAP in severe cases where oral appliances on their own may not be as effective.