Sleep Apnea Dentistry in Falls Church with Dr. Morabito
Sleep apnea, a condition that causes pauses in breathing during sleep, can be life-threatening when left undiagnosed and untreated. In our Falls Church, VA dental office, we see many patients with this all too common condition and provide relief through convenient oral appliances. Dr. Morabito serves as your sleep apnea dentist, offering innovative solutions for easier nighttime breathing.
Millions of people suffer from the effects of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Many times their CPAP therapy system fails to help them. Some complain about dry nasal passages, skin irritation around the masks, claustrophobia, difficulty putting up with the pressurized air, and accidentally removing the mask while sleeping at night. For these patients, there might be an alternative to CPAP therapy, and depending on the level of severity of their disorder, they may benefit from an oral dental appliance.
For those who have been diagnosed with mild to moderate sleep apnea, a dental device that you wear is often a recommended therapy. Oral appliances come in many different styles and brands. Custom dental appliances are designed to enlarge the airway and prevent upper airway collapsibility. They can be similar to a sports mouth-guard or an orthodontic retainer and work by pushing the lower jaw and tongue slightly forward, which helps prevent throat muscles and tissues from collapsing back into the airways allowing for normal breathing during sleep. The devices typically cover the upper and lower teeth.
Dr. Robert A. Morabito can make a custom-fitted device to suit your particular needs. The first essential step in getting the care you need is to have your diagnosis confirmed by your primary care physician or sleep specialist. Once the type and severity of your condition have been determined, the best care for your needs can be provided. Falls Church sleep apnea dentist, Dr. Morabito, provides sleep apnea treatment that includes evaluating your oral health, taking impressions of your mouth for a customized mouth guard, and fitting your appliance.
Sleep Apnea Dental Device Benefits
- Many patients find that the dental devices are more comfortable to wear as opposed to the CPAP masks.
- With the oral devices, you generally do not suffer from the same discomforts of the CPAP mask, like a dry, itchy nose from the air pressure drying out your sinuses.
- Compared to CPAP machines, sleep apnea mouth guards are portable, comfortable, and easy to wear while asleep.
Your physician can determine if you suffer from sleep apnea. Be sure to ask them about all the available treatment options, which are available to you, including CPAP and dental devices. If you have already had a diagnosis of a mild to moderate sleep apnea disorder and want to try a dental device, call our office in Falls Church. Robert A. Morabito, DDS, can assist you in finding the proper oral appliance just right for you.
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