Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that causes you to experience short pauses in breathing during sleep. These breathing interruptions may occur because the tongue rolls backwards in the mouth or because the soft tissues of your throat continually collapse, blocking the flow of air. Sleep apnea often causes:
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Headaches and migraines
- Increased risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, and obesity
Dr. Castellarin, our talented dentist, offers multiple solutions for sleep apnea. The most common treatment is an oral appliance. Made from custom molds of your smile, sleep apnea appliances gently reposition your jaw during sleep so the lower jaw is pushed slightly forward. Oral appliances can also prevent your tongue from rolling backwards. We work hard to ensure your sleep apnea appliance is comfortable and fits perfectly with your smile. Our caring dental team will walk you through each step of the process and are readily available to answer any questions. For more information on sleep apnea treatment in Mayfield, Ohio, we encourage you to call or visit our dental office today. We care about your smile and how it affects your overall health. We look forward to helping you get the good night’s rest you deserve!