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.
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Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea
In its most common variety, sleep apnea is caused by soft tissue blockage at the back of the throat (obstructive sleep apnea). When passageways are covered, individuals begin to gasp for air in their sleep, producing choking and loud snoring sounds. While sleep apnea can also be caused by lack of effective body-brain signals (central sleep apnea), this form of the condition is less common.
Obstructive sleep apnea can be treated through the use of specialized dental mouth guards that prevent airway blockage, so patients can breathe successfully while asleep. Though CPAP machines are effective and long-used appliances to maintain unobstructed airways, they are often less tolerated and underutilized by patients who have a hard time getting used to wearing the mask on their face and mouths.
How our Dentist Treats Sleep Disordered Breathing
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:
Evaluation of Oral Health – To make sure that there are no dental issues contributing to your sleep apnea problems, Dr. Morabito examines the health and alignment of your bite. This screening also allows us to ensure that your new sleep apnea oral appliance can be worn comfortably.
Bite Impressions - In order to create a dental appliance that fits properly and can be situated to open-air passageways, molds are taken of your smile and sent to a dental lab that specializes in producing these mouth guards.
Fitting your Sleep Apnea Appliances – Once the mouth guard has been fabricated to specifications, Dr. Morabito welcomes sleep apnea patients back into his office to demonstrate how the device can be worn and utilized. We provide thorough instructions on how to experience best results using these advanced appliances.
Sleep apnea dental appliances work by moving the jaw slightly forward, to prevent soft tissue collapse from covering airways at the back of the throat. Compared to CPAP machines, sleep apnea mouth guards are portable, comfortable, and easy to wear while asleep.
Contact our sleep apnea dentist Today! If you have questions about sleep apnea therapy in Falls Church, contact Dr. Morabito today for your consultation.
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