If you have trouble getting a good night’s rest, you may be struggling with sleep apnea. We provide sleep apnea treatment to help improve our patients’ quality of life. Contact Elite Dental Care today at 731-635-5000 to learn more about sleep apnea treatment in Ripley, Tennessee, and schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Brien Polk.

Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition characterized by pauses and interruptions in breathing while asleep. It is caused by obstructions in the airway, such as the soft tissues of the throat collapsing or the tongue rolling back. If left untreated, sleep apnea can contribute to a number of systemic health conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, mood and behavioral disorders, and more.

Some common signs of sleep apnea include:

  • Extreme daytime drowsiness (hypersomnia)
  • Difficulty staying asleep at night (insomnia)
  • Personality changes and irritability
  • Snoring
  • A sore or dry throat when waking
  • Frequent morning headaches

The type of treatment you receive for sleep apnea will depend on the severity of your condition. Our dentist may recommend oral appliance therapy if you have mild to moderate sleep apnea. These appliances fit comfortably over your teeth and work to keep your airway open while you sleep, allowing you to breathe easily and get the rest you need. Our dentist will work with you and your medical physician to diagnose your condition and determine if oral appliance therapy is right for you.

If you have any questions about sleep apnea treatment or would like to schedule an appointment with our experienced dentist, please contact our team today.

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