Sleep Apnea Treatment In Holland, MI
If one or more of these issues applies to you, you may be struggling with sleep apnea. We can help! Our doctors are highly-skilled dentists who are dedicated to you as an individual.. He participates in a variety of continuing education courses so that he can be on the cutting-edge of comprehensive care. Drs. Gordon, Prince Post and Chicoine take a special interest in jaw and bite treatments to improved overall functionality and your quality of life.
Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea
- Loud, recurring snoring
- Daytime drowsiness or fatigue
- Choking or gasping for air in your sleep
- Neck size greater than 17 inches (for a man)
- Neck size greater than 16 inches (for a woman)
- Stopped breathing during sleep
- Unexplained weight gain/trouble losing weight
- High blood pressure
- Heightened anxiety, depression or emotional issues
- Acid reflux
- History of stroke or heart attack
- Family history of sleep apnea
What Is Sleep Apnea?
While snoring is a common symptom, sleep apnea is much more serious than a simple snore. It is a sleep disorder in which breathing periodically starts and stops during the night, and it can have a serious impact on your health. Sleep apnea has been linked to diabetes, stroke, heart disease and more. There are two types of sleep apnea.
Central sleep apnea is caused by your brain sending incorrect signals to your muscles in your sleep—it usually requires the help of a sleep specialist. Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of sleep apnea, and it can often be successfully treated in our office.
We are more than happy to answer any of your questions about sleep apnea. Do you have sleep apnea? What is the best option for you? We will provide detailed and helpful information to the best of our abilities. Call (616) 399-8230 to set up a consultation today!
What Are My Treatment Options?
Oral appliance therapy is the leading treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, and our doctors are highly trained in delivering this service.
There are more than 80 different sleep apnea oral devices on the market today. They look like similar to a double retainer and are intended to be worn at night. Some oral appliances are designed to shift the lower jaw forward, while others focus on retaining the tongue to keep it from falling back into the throat during sleep. There are a variety of options for your unique case, and we’ll create a custom-fit appliance for you.
Oral appliances are safe and effective at treating mild to moderate sleep apnea. They are one of the least invasive and most comfortable ways to ensure your apnea troubles don’t disrupt your life.
Some severe forms of apnea require more invasive treatments, procedures and surgeries. Set up a consultation to determine how we can help you.