Sleep TreatmentSan Dimas, CA
Discovering the right treatment for your disruptive nighttime habits or sleep interruptions can positively impact your quality of life in various ways. Dr. Marteney offers dental oral appliances for patients who may be suffering from complex snoring, bruxism (grinding or clenching of the teeth at night), and obstructive sleep. Here at San Dimas Family and Sedation Dentistry, we work to relieve any symptoms that may be occurring due to your impaired nighttime sleep. If you find yourself feeling drowsy, fatigued, depressed, or irritated throughout the day, it may be due to obstructive sleeping.
How Does Obstructive Sleep Occur?
There are a number of people who suffer from disordered sleep because their soft tissue falls back into their throat while they sleep. This obstructs their air passageway and causes the patient to stop breathing several times each night.
Eventually, your brain reacts to the reduced oxygen in your bloodstream by waking you up and kick-starting the breathing function again. Oral appliances work to keep your airway open, providing uninhibited sleep all night long.
What’s Oral Appliance Treatment? Ask Your Dentist
It makes sense that a dentist would be one of the first medical professionals to notice the excess tissue that may be hindering your sleep. That’s because dentists have extensive training and experience regarding the airway, the region of the body where air is being obstructed. This includes the throat, mouth, nasal cavity, trachea, and larynx.
Dentists like Dr. Marteney can use an oral appliance to treat obstructive sleep and snoring in adults. An oral appliance is a complex snoring device worn in the mouth while you sleep. The shape of the device is similar to that of a sports mouthguard, providing a breathable custom-fit.
Our oral appliance is useful for helping you get a full night’s rest because it prevents your airway from collapsing by repositioning the jaw slightly forward while you sleep.
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Benefits Of Oral Appliance Treatment
Oral appliance treatment is an effective and noninvasive way to manage your obstructive sleeping and snoring. Our state-of-the-art oral appliances are customized to rest gently in your mouth while you sleep. Our patients frequently tell us that they prefer oral appliances over CPAP machines because they are:
- Easy to wear and care for
Who Qualifies For Oral Appliances?
While it’s vital that you speak with Dr. Marteney about your sleep habits to find the treatment that’s right for you, there are a few situations that may automatically qualify you for oral appliance therapy. For example, any patient who suffers from excessive snoring, restless sleep, daytime fatigue, or intolerance to CPAP machines may be perfect for an oral appliance.
In some cases, we can pair oral appliance treatment with a CPAP device to decrease the symptoms of obstructive sleep or snoring further.
Get Relief At San Dimas Family & Sedation Dentistry
If you struggle to get a full night’s rest, we recommend contacting our delightful staff to schedule a consultation with Dr. Marteney. He’ll answer any questions you may have about your condition and oral appliance treatment. After a thorough examination and a discussion about your sleep habits, he’ll make sure you get the diagnosis and treatment you deserve.
San Dimas Family and Sedation Dentistry is located at 319 N San Dimas Ave Ste D San Dimas, CA 91773.
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