Your sleep impacts every aspect of your health and daily life. Sleeping well helps you look, feel, and perform your best. Having a sleep problem can be harmful to your health and well-being. One of the most common sleep problems is obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea devices can help alleviate sleep apnea issues.
Sleep apnea is serious and can sometimes be a fatal medical disorder that affects around 10% of men and 6% of women over the age of 40 in the United States. Sleep apnea sufferers completely stop breathing during sleep, sometimes hundreds of times in a single night. Normal breathing ceases because the airway becomes obstructed, causing a serious reduction of airflow to the lungs.
Sleep apnea sufferers completely stop breathing during sleep, sometimes hundreds of times in a single night.
Research shows that oral sleep apnea devices are an effective treatment option for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
An oral appliance is worn in the mouth only while you sleep and fits like a sports mouth guard or an orthodontic retainer. Patients that have the sleep apnea dental device report that they have stopped loud snoring, they feel more rested in the daytime, and they are much more comfortable going to sleep.
This device offers a viable alternative to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and is more comfortable to wear. Most patients consider a sleep apnea dental device to be more comfortable to wear than a CPAP mask and the appliance doesn't make noises, like the CPAP.
At Robertsdale Dental Care, we recommend a sleep apnea dental device that is customized, comfortable to wear, and is used to alleviate this condition. The goal of this sleep apnea dental device is to separate the jaws and push the lower jaw forward slightly. This slight repositioning opens up the airway,and allows oxygen to flow freely again.
Untreated sleep apnea can raise your risk for serious health problems. Oral sleep apnea devices can help with many conditions that include:
High blood pressure
Chronic acid reflux.
Sleep apnea sufferers completely stop breathing during sleep, sometimes hundreds of times in a single night. Normal breathing ceases because the airway becomes obstructed, causing a serious reduction of airflow to the lungs. Typical Symptoms include:
Gasping for air.
Excessive daytime sleepiness.
Like snoring, sleep apnea is more prevalent in men, but it can occur in women too, commonly during and after menopause. Having excess body weight, a narrow airway or misaligned jaw, all increase the risk of sleep apnea.
We recommend a sleep apnea dental device that is customized, comfortable to wear, and is used to alleviate this condition
Dr. Jason Northcutt is a lifelong resident of Alabama. He graduated from Haleyville High School in 1989 and continued his education at Auburn University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology in 1993. Following Auburn, Dr. Northcutt attended the University of Alabama School of Dentistry from 1994-1997 and completed his dental degree.
He continues to learn more every year through lectures and advanced continuing education classes. Dr. Northcutt is a member of the The American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, and the South Baldwin Dental Study Club. He received his Sedation Certification in 2004 from the University of Alabama Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Most of all, Dr. Northcutt brings kindness and understanding to dental medicine, helping to restores patients' confidence, achieve better health and happiness.
Relief from your dental issue and from the anxiety that often accompanies dental problems is at the heart of Robertsdale Dental Care.
Robertsdale Dental Care understands your issue, including the emotions that can surround dental health. We long to offer kindness and comfort to fellow humans. Regardless of what makes you "you," we welcome you here.
Our hygienists and dental assistant staff have an average of 15 years of experience. Including the doctors, we have a combined 236 years of dental health practice.
We recognize and know that many patients experience dental anxiety. We're here to help. We have multiple sedation options to help make sure your experience is enjoyable, and we always communicate what to expect.
Our dental assistant staff and hygienists have an average of 15 years of experience. Including the doctors, we have a combined 236 years of dental health practice.
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