Sleep Apnea & Snoring
Get Sleep Apnea Treatment And Find A Good Night’s Rest In Portland
Did you know that your dentist at Brookside Dental can help you sleep better at night? At our practice, we are dedicated to improving your overall health by improving all aspects of your oral health, including the way you breathe while you are sleeping. Your Brookside Dental team in Clackamas and Gresham can help you or your partner stop snoring! We can also treat sleep apnea and other sleep disorders with our dental appliances.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea (AP-ne-ah) is a sleep disorder that can keep you from entering the deep state of sleep that is required for complete rejuvenation. Sleep apnea occurs when the muscles in your throat relax too much while you’re asleep and cause the airway to collapse. Your brain responds to this collapse by waking you up just enough to open the airway again. Patients with sleep apnea can wake up hundreds of times during the night without realizing it.
Many patients who have sleep apnea don’t realize why they wake up exhausted, even after a full eight hours of rest. They often experience memory or learning problems, and a lack of productivity throughout the day. Morning headaches can keep them from feeling comfortable, and if the disorder continues untreated, it can increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart problems, stroke, obesity and other health concerns.
Receive Sleep Apnea and Snoring Treatment From Your Brookside Dentist
At our Portland practices, we treat sleep apnea using special dental appliances that are easy to use and comfortable. While sleeping, our dental appliances will keep your mouth in the position that is ideal to prevent your airway from collapsing. Our mouth appliances can keep you from snoring and help you achieve a great night’s rest again.