Sleep Dentistry Bristol
We, Signature Smiles Dental, understand how much it is frightening for a person to fight with sleeping disorders like sleep apnea. Sleeping problems are increasingly growing and affecting not only the health of people but also their personal and social lives. Despite this, about 80% of cases go undiagnosed as many of the people are unaware of that sleeping disorder might be the underlying cause of their health issues and others may be familiar but uninformed that untreated sleep apnea can lead to grave consequences.
To help you get rid of sleeping disorders and lead a happy normal life, we offer top-of-the-line sleep dentistry services in Bristol. Sleep dentistry involves dental practices which focus on oral appliance therapy use and other methods for treating sleep-disordered breathing, including snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Our dexterous sleep dentists have expertise in this area and work in collaboration with sleep physicians to determine the best suitable treatment plan for each patient. So, stay assured that you will receive personalized treatment at Signature Smiles Dental based upon your sleeping issues.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
There are various types of sleep apnea but the most common is obstructive sleep apnea that causes your breathing to intermittently stop and start during sleep. It is mainly characterized by recurrent episodes in which your throat muscles repeatedly relax and block the airway while sleeping. The good news is that it can be treated through sleep dentistry.
At our clinic, various treatments are available depending on the level of discomfort and severity of this disorder. The simplest and most convenient treatment option is oral appliance therapy in which a mouthpiece is used to thrust your jaw forward during sleep. Another treatment option involves using a device that keeps your airway open while you sleep. However, for most severe cases, patients are also recommended the option of surgery.
Symptoms of OSA
To figure out if you are suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, check the following signs and symptoms:
- Excessive sleepiness in daytime
- Loud snoring while sleeping
- Breathing cessation episodes
- Fast breathing
- Rapid heart rate
- Immense daytime fatigue
- Abrupt wake-up episode along with gasping or choking
- Waking up with dry mouth or sore throat
- High blood pressure
- Excessive sweating in night time
- Frequent mood changes including depression and irritability
- Morning grogginess and headache
- Decreased libido
- Difficult to concentrate in daytime
If you are also experiencing the above symptoms and looking for the best-in-class treatment for sleep apnea or snoring in Bristol, visit our dentists who are specialized in sleep dentistry and know what we can do to help you.
To get in touch with us, contact at (215) 874-0407. We will be pleased to help you get a good night sleep and improve your health and quality of life.