Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep Apnea Treatment Grandville Mi DentistsDoes your partner often complain about your loud snoring? Do you wake up with a headache or experience excessive sleepiness during the day? These may be signs that you have a condition called obstructive sleep apnea. The good news is that our dentists in Grandville, Michigan, offer sleep apnea treatment to patients throughout Greater Grand Rapids.

Here’s how to find the relief you need from sleep apnea symptoms.

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition where the soft tissue at the back of the throat collapses, obstructing the patient’s airway while they sleep. When this happens, you may briefly awaken as your body struggles for oxygen. Your partner may also hear you snort or gasp suddenly while you’re asleep.

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea may stop breathing up to hundreds of times per night. That’s why it’s important to reach out to our Grandville dentists as soon as possible if you suspect you have this condition. Our dentists will be able to evaluate your symptoms and risk factors to determine if you need sleep apnea treatment.

What are the Signs I May Have Sleep Apnea?

You may have a higher risk of sleep apnea if you’re a male over the age of 40 who’s carrying extra weight. That being said, you don’t have to fit this description to experience obstructive sleep apnea.

Symptoms of sleep apnea include:

  • Loud snoring
  • Gasping for air during sleep
  • Someone else witnessing episodes where you stop breathing during sleep
  • Waking up with a headache
  • Waking up with a dry mouth
  • Excessive tiredness during the day
  • Trouble concentrating during the day
  • Feeling irritable

How Can You Treat Sleep Apnea?

Ready to explore your treatment options for sleep apnea? Depending on the unique circumstances of your case, our dentists may recommend a custom oral appliance for you to wear while you sleep. This sleep apnea appliance is designed to help bring the jaw forward so the airway can stay open throughout the night. Our dentists will make sure the appliance fits comfortably so you can enjoy a better quality of sleep without interruption from sleep apnea symptoms.

If you’re not a candidate for a sleep apnea device, our dentists will help you explore your other treatment options.

Request an Appointment with 44 West

Our dentists in Grandville, Michigan, are accepting new patients and are proud to serve Greater Grand Rapids. To schedule an appointment, please call 44 West Dental Professionals at (616) 530-2200. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.