Sleep Apnea Therapy – Annapolis, MD
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Sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep disorders that affect U.S. adults. Apnea is the cessation of breathing for ten or more seconds at a time. These apnea incidents may occur hundreds of times each night, and they can lead to a number of adverse effects including:
- Daytime exhaustion (even after sleeping for eight or more hours)
- Memory loss
- Difficulty concentrating
- Elevated blood pressure
- Mood swings or changes in typical behavior
If you notice any of these common warning signs of sleep apnea, contact Chambers Family Dentistry or your local sleep doctor to schedule a consultation to discuss options for sleep apnea therapy in Annapolis, MD.
Why Choose Chambers Family Dentistry for Sleep Apnea Therapy?
- Digital Impression System for Comfortable Oral Appliances
- Personalized, Efficient Dental Care
- Serving Annapolis Families for 30+ Years
Oral Appliance Therapy
There are two types of sleep apnea. The less common form is known as central sleep apnea. It occurs when the brain fails to trigger the body to inhale and exhale. This is a more complex health concern and requires specialized treatment.
The most common form is obstructive sleep apnea. As the name suggests, this form of apnea occurs when the airway is obstructed during sleep. Traditionally, patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea would undergo treatment using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) systems. Unfortunately, many patients find themselves unable to adapt to CPAP treatment. For these patients, our Annapolis dentistry team may be able to provide a more comfortable, convenient solution – oral appliance therapy. We custom craft oral appliances that shift the jaw forward, placing pressure on the throat muscles in order to keep the airway clear.