Great sleep is essential to good overall health. Many people suffer from snoring, which disrupts their sleep and that of their bed partner. Snoring can cause sore throats and daytime drowsiness, plus it may be an indication of a serious medical condition, called obstructive sleep apnea.
Lack of sleep can cause a number of heart-related issues as well as a reduced quality of life. Feeling fatigued and drowsy throughout the day makes it difficult to feel your best or be productive.
Oral Appliance Therapy
At Phinney Ridge Dental, Dr. Micah Bickel treats snoring and sleep apnea using oral appliance therapy. Oral appliance therapy is a convenient and comfortable way to address both snoring and sleep apnea.
We take impressions to create a custom nightguard that gently moves your lower jaw forward, opening your airway. By creating space at the back of your throat, you can enjoy fewer sleep disruptions and more restful sleep.
Treatment for Sleep Apnea
Oral appliance therapy is a recommended treatment for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, according to sleep specialists. Compared to CPAP therapy, many patients find it easier to tolerate, more comfortable, and more convenient, especially when traveling.
Are you seeking easy solutions for snoring or sleep apnea? Contact our Seattle, WA dental office to schedule an exam with Dr. Micah Bickel!