How Is Sleep Apnea Treated?
Sleep apnea is a condition where breathing is interrupted during rest because the airway becomes blocked, often due to the excessive size or relaxation of structures like the tongue, soft palate, or tonsils. Though one of the earliest symptoms is heavy snoring, which can annoy significant others, family members, and roommates, sleep apnea can put the sufferer at risk for serious health problems such as diabetes and stroke. If you routinely snore or stop breathing in your sleep, you might require sleep apnea treatment from a qualified Cincinnati dentist.
Dr. Gary Hardin and Dr. Tara Hardin frequently recommend the SomnoDent® oral appliance as a sleep apnea treatment. Made from sturdy acrylic materials, the SomnoDent® functions like a mouth guard that shifts your lower jaw slightly forward to keep the airway clear during sleep.
Our patients in the Cincinnati area have found that the SomnoDent® apparatus has many benefits as a treatment for sleep apnea, including:
- Comfortable design
- Customizable to fit your teeth and bite
- Less intrusive and more user-friendly than the CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) device commonly used to treat sleep apnea
To begin exploring sleep apnea treatment, please contact Hardin Advanced Dentistry or call 513-234-5531 today. Dr. Gary and Dr. Tara welcome patients throughout the Cincinnati area.