At BIETSCH Orthodontics, we know how important a good night's sleep can be to a patient's health. When a patient struggles to stay asleep because of snoring or sleep apnea disruptions, a good night's sleep can become a difficult task. Sleep apnea is caused by constriction of the airway while sleeping and snoring can also accompany this problem. Not all snorers have sleep apnea, however snoring can also be remedied with the same type treatment: oral appliance therapy.
If you suspect that you have a problem with snoring or think you may have sleep apnea (a serious health condition that can deteriorate your health), Dr. Tom Bietsch, can offer you a private consultation for sleep apnea and snoring treatment. Everyone in your household may be suffering from your loud, rattling snores and we want to help you with options including a custom-made oral appliance (like a night guard) that is worn in the mouth to reposition the jaw while you sleep and is the least invasive way to treat sleep apnea. Call us today in Far North Dallas, TX to schedule your appointment to discuss your treatment options with Dr. Bietsch.
About the Treatment
With the proper oral appliance for sleep apnea, our patients can prevent or not add to other health problems, including fatigue, loud snoring, heart conditions, high blood pressure, obesity, and weight gain. Oral appliance therapy (a night guard) is the least aggressive treatment for sleep apnea, but some patients may need to use a C-PAP machine and humidifier with a sleep mask to ward off oxygen deprivation.
What to Expect
After a diagnosis of sleep apnea from your primary care physician, general dentist, or another orthodontist, your care may consist of a sleep study and other diagnostic testing before a treatment plan can be made. We want to better understand your specific needs.
Our night guards (oral appliance therapy) will be made from impressions of your mouth for a custom-fit therapeutic appliance. With this information, the night guard is made of high-quality materials. Once the night guard is ready at our office, you will have a fitting appointment to make sure that it fits, is comfortable, and does not need adjustments. Once at home, it is really important to use your night guard on a consistent basis to help prevent the symptoms of sleep apnea, stop snoring, and limit the amount of fatigue you feel after having disrupted sleep.
Keeping your mouth guard clean is very easy. We suggest that you when you brush your teeth at night and in the morning, you also clean your night guard with your toothbrush and toothpaste, rinse, dry, and then store in your night guard container. You will also need to take the night guard with you to your appointments so that it can be checked for deformities and wear. If your night guard is not in great condition, it will not provide you with effective treatment.
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Sleep Well Tonight
Call our friendly patient coordinator in our orthodontics office in Prosper, TX to make your appointment and change the way you sleep starting today. Whether it is only a snoring problem keeping you and your family up at night or a sleep apnea condition affecting the quality of your sleep and health, we can help with oral appliance therapy at BIETSCH Orthodontics.