Enjoy Peaceful Sleep & Improved Health With Montgomery Sleep Apnea Treatment

Our Montgomery sleep apnea treatment will make you happier to face each day and help you enjoy peaceful rest at night. Though treatment is simple at Carmichael Dental Care, sleep apnea is a complicated condition that requires professional attention.

Dr. Chet Swartzentruber and our team treat you so you can:

  • Stop snoring, which disrupts your sleep and the sleep of those who live with you
  • Enjoy improved overall health, since sleep apnea is linked to serious medical conditions
  • Enhance your ability to function in your career and relationships, since this has been known to cause exhaustion and irritation

Call 334-600-1423 to schedule a consultation with your dentist at our friendly office.

Breathe Easily With A Custom-Made Oral Appliance

A stress-free exam, sleep study, and noninvasive treatment from Carmichael Dental Care will make a major difference in your life, whether you’re awake or asleep. It may be surprising to find out that your lack of rest at night can be solved with dentistry. We provide oral appliances that will:

  • Gently shift your jaw into a better place so you can breathe easily at night
  • Be customized to fit comfortably in your mouth
  • Last for years with proper maintenance
  • Give you a treatment option that is less intrusive than a CPAP machine

Avoid The Dangers of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea, the most common type, is caused by the soft tissues in the back of your throat collapsing at night while you’re sleeping. When this occurs, you’re unable to receive oxygen as you should, leading to:

  • Increased risk of stroke, heart disease, and diabetes
  • Consistent loud snoring
  • Fatigue or exhaustion, even if you’ve slept a reasonable amount of time according to the clock
  • Forgetfulness and/or confusion during the day

Your dentist performs a quick and easy exam called the Mallampati test to determine if your tongue, soft palate, or other areas of your mouth are affecting your breathing. He may also recommend a sleep study to confirm a diagnosis. Once he is sure you’re dealing with sleep apnea, he’ll provide your customized mouthguard to help you feel better each day and gain the rest you need each night.

Call 334-600-1423 to consult with your dentist. You can also reach us through our online form to request an appointment or ask any questions about our Montgomery sleep apnea treatment. Be sure to schedule your next regular checkup as well.

Common Questions About Sleep Apnea Treatment

What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea occurs when you repeatedly stop breathing while sleeping. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by your air passages becoming blocked by your tongue and other soft tissues in the rear of your throat. When they block your airway, you stop breathing for a few seconds before waking up briefly to take in more air. The sleep apnea cycle can repeat itself hundreds of times per night in severe sleep apnea sufferers.

Why is sleep apnea bad?

Sleep apnea can greatly affect the quality of your sleep, leaving you drained and exhausted during your workday. Sleep apnea has also been linked to serious health conditions like high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes. Getting help for your sleep apnea now can improve your quality of life as well as your life span.

How is sleep apnea treated?

CPAP therapy is often the first recommended treatment for sleep apnea. While CPAP is effective, many people have trouble getting used to having air blown through their mouth and nose. A good alternative treatment option is a custom-fit sleep appliance. It will fit comfortably in your mouth while you sleep, gently moving your lower jaw forward to keep your air passages open.