If you wake up still feeling tired, or with headaches upon awakening, you may indeed be suffering from sleep apnea. If your partner has told you that you are a very loud snorer, and that you often snort in your sleep and sound like you are catching your breath, these too are signs of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a health condition which can lead to serious health problems, if not treated. If you are having trouble getting a restful night’s sleep, you should come and see our sleep dentist in Baltimore for treatment of sleep apnea.
At Spectrum Dental, our two expert and highly trained dentists are Dr. Tamara Dulan and Dr. Katherine Grant Collier. If you have sleep apnea, our dentist will be able to help you by providing you with dental appliance treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can now be treated with a simple dental appliance that is worn at night while you sleep. Our sleep dentist in Baltimore is trained in helping people with sleep apnea problems by prescribing dental appliances. These new dental appliances are extremely effective in controlling sleep apnea, and are easy to fit. They are a patient friendly way to treat symptoms of sleep apnea without some of the more involved and cumbersome sleep apnea treatments used in the past.
This oral appliance will be custom fit by our dentist and will help you improve your sleep apnea so that you will be alert during the day, and that your good health will be preserved. When a patient has sleep apnea they actually stop breathing many times during the night. This makes the patient wake up for a very short period of time, as their breathing begins again. This is a very unhealthful and draining experience for the patient, although they will not remember it upon waking. The oral appliance is used only while you sleep, and fits into your mouth much like a sports mouth guard. The appliance will support your jaw in a forward position so that your upper airway will be kept open. Research has shown that this type of oral appliance therapy will help alleviate the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. Oral appliance therapy is supported by the FDA. The oral appliances that our doctor will prescribe are both comfortable, portable, and easy to wear. The oral appliance will be customized by our dentist using digital or physical impressions and models of your teeth. The appliance is actually made at a dental lab. If you would like to see our sleep dentist in Baltimore regarding treatment for sleep apnea, contact us today.