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Get a Lifetime of Silent Nights With Sleep Apnea Treatment [Blog]

Sedation 2 in Montgomery, AL by Dr. Chet Swartzentruber of Carmichael Dental Care

Do you dream of a silent night where all is calm and bright in your home? Snoring will ruin that dream and then some.

Visit our team at Carmichael Dental Care in Montgomery for sleep apnea treatment. Not sure it’s sleep apnea? You may be right, but it’s important to find out for sure as soon as possible. Untreated sleep apnea can lead to:

  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • Sleep-related car accidents
  • Stroke
  • And MORE

This isn’t an annoying habit that you can laugh off as “sawing logs” just yet. Call us today at 334-600-1423 to schedule an exam, and then you’ll know for sure.

Sleep Apnea Solutions That Could Save Your Life

Many people are afraid to get a sleep apnea diagnosis because they don’t want to have to deal with a CPAP, the traditional treatment for apnea. While this is the best option for some patients, most people can get effective relief using an oral appliance from your dentist: Dr. Swartzentruber or Dr. Keahey.

Call us immediately if the following applies to you:

  • You wake up tired even after a full night of sleep
  • You wake up with an extremely dry mouth or sore throat
  • You fall asleep when reading a book or watching tv
  • You get very sleepy while driving a vehicle
  • You have ever been told that you woke up gasping for breath or stopped breathing while sleeping

When you visit the office, we’ll begin with your Mallampati score. Ultimately this is measuring how open your airway is. This isn’t a diagnosis, but it is a predictor for how likely it is that you also struggle with sleep apnea when asleep. After the evaluation, your doctor may recommend that you complete a sleep study with a sleep specialist. The specialist will be the one who diagnoses your sleep apnea.

Once we know what we’re dealing with, we can make a treatment plan here at the office. This typically includes an oral appliance as well as instructions for how to take the pressure off of your airway by doing things like:

  • Sleeping on your side
  • Avoiding alcohol and sedatives before bed
  • Raising the head of your bed
  • Losing weight
  • No longer smoking

Let us help you improve your overall health by addressing your snoring and possible sleep apnea. One quick visit can help us help you take the next step toward a healthier, more restful sleep experience.

Imagine if this is the last holiday visit listening to your family make fun of your loud snoring. And the best part of an oral appliance is that it’s small enough to fit into your pocket, so travel is very easy!

Call us today at 334-600-1423 to schedule a sleep apnea consultation or appointment. Get the rest you deserve!

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