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Here are some of the most commonly asked questions we are asked by patients, as well as excerpts from Dr. Gladnick's column in the Wilmington News Journal's "Ask the Dentist."
Sleep Apnea and Sleep Deprivation Relief
During sleep, the muscles and soft tissues in the throat and mouth relax. This shrinks the airway and increases the velocity of airflow as you breathe. If you suffer from sleep apnea, this results in "noisy breathing" or snoring. The irritating noise isn't the only problem. The struggle for breath can result in soaring blood pressure, which can damage the walls of the carotid arteries and increase the risk of stroke. It also prevents you from getting the rest you need because you will unconsciously wake up multiple times (maybe dozens of times) throughout the night.
We Offer Advanced Technology To Find Relief
Sometimes, patients rely on a CPAP machine to combat sleep apnea, but this device, which fits over the nose and mouth, can actually contribute to sleep loss because it is sometimes considered cumbersome and hard to get used to by patients.
Dr. Gladnick, your dentist in Wilmington, DE, offers a custom-fabricated snore prevention device called Silent Nite s1. The device is comfortable and small. It essentially moves the lower jaw forward, increasing space in the airway tube, allowing uninhibited breathing and eliminating snoring.
For Sleep Apnea Help in Wilmington, DE, Contact Our Office Today
Call our Wilmington, DE dental office at 302-994-2660 to make an appointment and SNORE NO MORE.
Our dental team is dedicated to your sleep safety and well-being.
Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep condition. It means you stop breathing for brief periods throughout the night. Our best dentist in Wilmington, DE, offers treatment to help curb this condition so you can sleep comfortably.
The signs of sleep apnea include:
- High blood pressure
- Daytime sleepiness
- Mood changes
- Throat irritation
If you snore, you may not know it unless someone tells you. So, if you have any of the other symptoms, it’s important to see your doctor or consult your dentist. Left untreated, this condition can affect your heart health, kidneys, and more.
In our dental office, we can create a custom sleep appliance that gently opens the airway, allowing you to breathe easily and sleep safely.
Many patients combine this with their CPAP machine, or they rely solely on their sleep appliance if they cannot adjust to the CPAP breathing machine often prescribed for this condition.
Your dentist will let you know if a custom sleep appliance is sufficient for your sleep apnea.
For Sleep Apnea in Wilmington, DE, Contact A Helpful Staff Member Today
We want each of our patients to sleep safely and comfortably. If you suspect sleep apnea, reach out to our dental office today for more information about this sleep disorder and how our treatments can help you.