Fairhope Sleep Apnea Treatments
Sleep Apnea Treatment
at Living Oaks Dental
Sleep apnea is a condition that affects millions of Americans, and many people don’t even realize that they suffer from this common issue. At Living Oaks Dental, Dr Brabston and the team diagnose and treat sleep apnea to give patients happy, healthy lives. Mild cases of sleep apnea can cause irritability, poor quality sleep, and restlessness. More severe cases of sleep apnea can increase your blood pressure and your risk of stroke or heart disease. Call us today to schedule an appointment for diagnosis or treatment!
The most common form of sleep apnea is “obstructive sleep apnea”, which is a condition that occurs when the soft tissues of the throat and palate relax during sleep. In turn, this blocks (obstructs) the airway for several seconds, impairing your ability to breathe properly during sleep.
There are several risk factors for sleep apnea, including obesity, a family history of sleep apnea, large tonsils, a large neck circumference, and the consumption of alcohol before bed. Snoring is one of the most visible symptoms of sleep apnea, but heavy snoring alone is not a medical condition. If you think you or a loved one may be suffering from sleep apnea, call us today for a diagnosis!
Recognizing the Signs
of Sleep Apnea
Recognizing sleep apnea is simple, in most cases. You should look for the following symptoms in yourself, your partner, or your child, if you suspect a case of sleep apnea:
- Heavy snoring throughout the night
- Waking up from sleep choking or gasping
- Difficulty sleeping and excessive restlessness
- Low-quality sleep and daytime sleepiness
- Dry mouth, sore throat and nose after waking up
- Headaches when waking up in the morning
If you recognize more than one (or all) of these symptoms, visit Dr. Brabston or a sleep specialist for a diagnosis.
for Sleep Apnea
There are several treatment options for sleep apnea at Living Oaks Dental. CPAP (Continuous Positive Air Pressure) machines deliver a gentle flow of air through a mask to keep you breathing steadily throughout the night. We also offer custom mouthguards (they look somewhat like a retainer) built by Dr. Brabston. Mouthguards reposition the tissues of the mouth and throat, and prevent them from collapsing and obstructing the area during sleep. We also offer surgical correction for the most severe cases of obstructive sleep apnea.
Schedule an Appointment
Get the Sleep You Deserve!
Whether you’ve already been seen by a sleep specialist and need a dentist for an oral appliance, or you are not sure if you have apnea, Dr. Brabston can help! Dr. Brabston has been serving the Fairhope community for more than 4 decades. You can trust our team to deliver to deliver professional, friendly, and affordable treatment. Contact us at (251) 928-1645 to schedule a consultation, or stop by for a visit at 506 N Section St, Fairhope, AL 36532. We hope to see you soon!
Whether you’re looking to make a routine appointment or come in for a restorative procedure, you’ll be in good hands with Living Oaks Dental. Our skilled staff will take care of you from the moment you walk through our doors and long after. You’re a top priority for us, and we’ll provide every comfort along the way. Our office is warm and inviting, you’re welcome to come through any time we’re open. We look forward to meeting you!