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Lack of sufficient sleep can make you feel exhausted. How about you? Finding the right solution for a Sleep Ppnea Disorder can be a challenge. With so much Internet information out there, the volume can be overwhelming and confusing sometimes. There are so many different oral sleep appliances for sleep apnea, but it’s hard to know if it is the right solution without investing time and money only to be disappointed.
At Outdoor Dental, Dr. Jay provides clear, simple, and concise information and Sleep Apnea Treatments. Let's end the complexity. Let's end the confusion. Let's start with clarity and simplicity. Our goal is to ensure that you understand our solutions completely - first. Then we leave it totally up to you to make decisions. After all it's about your sleep, your nights, and your life.
Obstructive sleep apnea not only causes snoring, it prevents your brain from receiving enough oxygen and performing the vital work that your brain does while you sleep. This includes regulating body processes which include memory and metabolism. Long term effects of sleep apnea can include hypertension, impaired learning and memory, headaches, depression, and cardiovascular disease. Sleep apnea has also been linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s because amyloid buildup and plaque is broken down during restful night sleep.
Many individuals with OSA have experienced the CPAP machine which has been the most popular way to treat apnea. However, the appliance is cumbersome, uncomfortable, and not travel-friendly. A lot of patients give up on the CPAP. A better solution has been developed, the Vivos® appliance.
Dr Jay Patel at Outdoor Dental in Calgary SE has specialized training with Vivos® appliances and the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea. After doing a thorough analysis and taking oral photographs, Dr. Patel will design a custom Vivos® dental sleep appliance specifically for you to wear at nights while you sleep. Most importantly, this sleep appliance can be the end of your sleepless nights and always tired days.
MAD's are often compared to mouth guards, used in sports.
A MAD device snaps over both the upper and lower dental arch and has small metal hinges which enable the lower jaw to move forward. These appliances have shown encouraging results to control breathing problems (OSA) long term.
Effective treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea depends on a variety of different factors including:
It's important to know that dental devices can have some potential drawbacks, including altered bite, movement of teeth, pain, arthritis of the temporal mandibular joint (TMJ), dry lips, and excessive salivation.
So once a dental device has been applied, please come in for a checkup frequently to check if this appliance is working is working for you or needs replacement. If you experience pain or changes in your bite, Dr. Patel at Outdoor Dental will be able to make modifications to correct the problem.
At Outdoor Dental, we can provide you with the MAD option that works best for you.