Sleep Apnea Treatment
A good night’s sleep is necessary for you to maintain a strong immune system and have the energy to carry out the demands of the day. Without sleep, you can quickly become rundown and tired, even risking your overall health. Sleep apnea is also correlated with sudden cardiac death.
If you suffer from sleep apnea, promptly contact Charpentier Family Dentistry for a full evaluation. We specialize in helping our patients find relief from this all too common disorder.
We offer premium SomnoDent oral appliances for sleep apnea. These comfortable dental devices effectively treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea by relaxing the tissues at the back of your throat and preventing your tongue from collapsing over your airway. Oral appliances are also non-invasive. Not only do they help make sleep safer and more comfortable, but they also prevent the need for bulky CPAP equipment. Some of the benefits can include more restful sleep, increased energy, lowered blood pressure, and more!
Home Sleep Study
Concerned you may be suffering from sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that can cause serious health complications, along with making you feel tired all the time. Charpentier Family Dentistry offers home sleep studies for our patients who suspect they may have sleep disorders. To diagnose your sleep apnea, it is necessary to conduct a polysomnography, more commonly known as a sleep study. We will train you how to administer your home sleep test and use all relevant equipment that records your physiological responses throughout the night, and analyze your data for you at our office.
Are you grinding or clenching your teeth while you sleep? When you grind your teeth, your teeth lose their protective enamel. Once enamel is gone, it can lead to more serious oral damage like cavities and fractures.
A night guard is a mouthguard that fits over your teeth to cushion them. This way, your teeth wear down the night guard, rather than their enamel. Night guards can also give your jaw the rest it needs while you sleep.
Both Dr. Charpentier and Dr. Groth can ensure during your visit that your custom-made night guard fits comfortably. You will experience the best results, while protecting your teeth as you sleep.
If you are suffering from frequent headaches or jaw aches, you could have Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ or TMD). If you are suffering from these symptoms and are concerned you may have TMJ, call Charpentier Family Dentistry to schedule a complete evaluation of your jaw and mouth. We can help determine the best treatment option for you.
Call us today so we can help you get a safe and healthy night's sleep.
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