Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Dentistry Answers Sleep Apnea

Yes it is true an appliance could prevent you from having SLEEP APNEA related surgery. The dental industry has created an answer to solve a patient’s sleep apnea disorder – with a scientifically developed appliance!

Dr. Smith himself has tried the Breathe Easy Splint!
Diagnosed with severe sleep apnea, Dr. Garry L Smith of Anderson, Indiana tried the Breath Easy Splint and it reduced his “non-breathing” sleep episodes by more than 50%. His diagnosis changed to mild sleep apnea requiring no further treatments other than wearing the appliance. results vary

Dr. Smith wears his sleep apnea mouth appliance each night and is more rested and healthy. You can be too!

WHAT KIND OF APPLIANCE HELPS OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA(OSA)?


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There are many appliance options for sleep apnea, but at our Anderson and Fishers, Indiana practices we have found the best is made by AOA and is a splint-type appliance that keeps the airway open and works effectively without a lot of extras like metal or elastic bands that come on some sleep apnea appliances.

The less expensive and yet most effective sleep apnea appliance by AOA is called Breathe Easy Splint. Download the Breathe Easy Split information now!
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Advantages of Oral Appliance Therapy

  • Oral appliances are comfortable and easy to wear even OSA appliances or splints.
  • Oral appliances are convenient and easy for traveling.
  • Treatment with oral appliances is non-invasive.

Following your at-home sleep test, we would take a model of your mouth, and have your AOA Breathe Easy Splint made. Then you could repeat your sleep test and see immediate results and improvements in not only the quality of your sleep but also a reduction in the dangerous breathing blockages you previously had while sleeping.
What About a C-PAP Sleep Apnea Machine?
You may be familiar with C-PAP machines for sleep apnea.  What you may NOT be aware of is a way to reduce your snoring and breathing issuesWITHOUT SURGERY – WITHOUT A MACHINE.

A dental appliance created for the specific purpose of addressing sleep apnea is comfortable to wear, moderately thicker than traditional appliances, an it fits inside your mouth of course.

YOU WILL BE AMAZED JUST LIKE DR. SMITH WAS.

DO I HAVE SLEEP APNEA? KNOW THE SIGNS


Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is generally in older, obese patients or individuals with thick necks which causes a closing of the breathing passage way; however any man or woman of any age can suffer from this distressing disorder. The sleep disorder progressively worsens with age and weight gain.

Sleep Apnea Signs:

  • Unintentionally falling asleep during the day
  • General daytime sleepiness
  • Unrefreshed sleep
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Waking from sleep with a choking sound or gasping for breath
  • Loud snoring

If you have have these symptoms, you might have sleep apnea. Schedule an appointment with your physician for a sleep test. You can have a simple home test run on your sleeping to monitor the seriousness of your sleep apnea and/or to diagnose it. A sleep specialist (physician) can prescribe the test, and some insurances cover the cost of the test or part of it.

For more information you may call either office location.
Fishers, IN: 317-578-1933
Anderson, IN: 765-649-3388