Sleep apnea causes major physical issues and should be dealt with right away. If you’ve been told you’re snoring by others in your household or you wake yourself from loud snoring, it’s best to visit Dr. Brian McNulty or Dr. Luis Dancausse for sleep apnea treatment in Charlotte.Dr. Brian McNulty on sleep apnea Read Transcript
We're finding more and more that snoring and sleep apnea is a problem that affects the whole person, has many different ramifications health-wise for folks. As dentists, we're on the frontline for many of these issues because we see folks often, twice a year, and we always review their medical history and ask how things are going. Those are the kind of things that can come up in our regular visits with patients. In dentistry, we have a means of helping patients breathe better at night by making some appliances for them. These are appliances that actually help to pull the lower jaw forward and, in doing so, lifts the tongue off the back of the throat, which often gets in the way in a deep sleep, opening up the airway and helping people breathe better.
We may recommend a night guard to help you. This dental sleep appliance, which is customized to fit comfortably in your mouth and worn while you sleep, can help by:
- Preventing you from feeling exhausted during the day so you can focus
- Improving your relationships at work and home since you’ll feel more alert and less cranky
- Enhancing your overall health, as sleep apnea has been linked to strokes, heart disease, and diabetes
- Stopping your chronic snoring so you and those in your home receive a more peaceful night’s rest
- Offering an alternative to a disruptive CPAP machine
Call 704-766-8662 today to schedule a consultation at our office. We’re ready to rid you of the problems sleep apnea can cause and help you sleep soundly again.
Treating Sleep Apnea Ensures You Receive A Healthier Night’s Rest
At McNulty and Dancausse General Dentistry, we’ll perform an examination of your mouth and ask questions about your sleeping habits. By combining this information with the symptoms you may be experiencing, Dr. McNulty or Dr. Dancausse will determine whether you require a sleep test.
A sleep test or “sleep study” offers a look at how many times you wake up during the night, your breathing patterns, and more. Based on this test, we’ll create a dental treatment plan for you so you can finally gain the beneficial rest you deserve. This may include a customized mouthguard, which shifts your jaw and opens your airway so you can breathe easier at night.
Seek Help For Sleep Apnea Symptoms
Sleep apnea often occurs due to the collapse of soft tissue in the back of your throat while you’re snoozing, which makes it difficult to receive oxygen. Loud snoring is a major indicator of sleep apnea. Other symptoms include:
- Fatigue despite getting reasonable hours of sleep
- Memory loss
If you are experiencing any of these issues, let us know about it during your next dental exam.
Call 704-766-8662 to schedule your sleep apnea treatment in Charlotte. You can also .