Sleep Apnea Treatment In Holland, MI
Sleep apnea is a condition in which your breathing stops periodically during sleep. Each time you stop breathing, the resulting lack of oxygen alerts your brain, which temporarily wakes you up to restart proper breathing. Since the time spent awake is brief, most people with sleep apnea don’t remember it. Many people believe they are getting a good night’s sleep when, in fact, they are getting just the opposite. This constant wake-sleep cycle prevents those with sleep apnea from achieving deep sleep, resulting in a constant drowsy feeling during the day.
Dr. Daniel Gordon takes a special interest in sleep dentistry at Gordon & Prince Family Dentistry. In fact, he has greatly benefited from a dental sleep appliance himself and is willing to share recorded results from his personal experience. It truly helps when your doctor can relate and empathize with what you may be experiencing. Does one or more of the following symptoms apply to you? We can help!
Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea
- Insomnia or difficulty sleeping
- Loud snoring at night
- Waking up at night short of breath
- Snorting or chocking sounds during the night (indicating a restart of breathing)
- Headaches upon waking in the morning
- Falling asleep unintentionally during the day
We are more than happy to answer any of your questions related to sleep apnea, sleep dentistry and snore appliances. Call (616) 399-8230 to set up a consultation today!
What Are My Treatment Options?
Many patients diagnosed with Sleep Apnea have been prescribed a CPAP machine, but only 40% actually use it. For mild and moderate cases, we offer an effective alternative treatment that patients will actually use because it’s far more comfortable and manageable than a CPAP machine. Our office partners with Dental Sleep Solutions, allowing us access to a network of physicians and medical claims software. Our investment in this software and training is what sets us apart from dental offices without access to the much different medical sphere. We may recommend a sleep study with one of our in-network physicians to diagnose the extent of apnea episodes. Treatment may involve a dental sleep appliance. We offer an oral appliance which helps control your sleep apnea and snoring by positioning your lower jaw forward to increase your airway. It is a non-invasive, comfortable and effective treatment option.