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Dental Solutions for Sleep Apnea Sufferers in Our Strongsville Office
Approximately 30 million people in the United States are affected by sleep apnea. Research shows that roughly half of them have not received diagnosis or treatment for the condition. This is an alarming statistic as, if left untreated, sleep apnea can have a profoundly negative impact on your health. If you are a Strongsville patient struggling with sleep apnea, you may be in danger of more than just feeling rundown during the day.
Sleep apnea patients are at an increased risk of developing others serious medical conditions, including
- Type 2 diabetes
- Heart disease
- Or even heart failure
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a condition in which breathing stops during the course of the night. For the average person with sleep apnea, respiration ceases for up to 10 seconds around 30 times per night. This deprives the body of oxygen and interferes with rest. Fortunately, there are solutions available to help manage the condition. The Strongsville Center for Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry is committed to providing quality and effective dental appliances, CPAP alternatives, for sleep apnea in Strongsville.
How Can a Dental Office Treat My Sleep Apnea?
Dr. Weiser uses oral appliances to help area patients with sleep apnea breathe more easily. Approved by the FDA, these appliances are custom-fitted to the exact size of the mouth to make them easy to wear. When worn during sleep, the appliances help to keep the throat open, so that breathing can continue normally throughout the night. The appliances are less intrusive and less expensive than CPAP machines, which are designed to cover part of your face while you sleep. Unlike CPAP treatment, the oral appliances provided by Dr. Weiser allow you to sleep in any position and will not disturb others.
High-Tech Solutions for Advanced Treatment
Traditionally, one of the most difficult aspects of treatments for sleep apnea has been monitoring how patients breathe throughout the night. To overcome this problem, Dr. Weiser now offers a unique monitoring device that records oxygen levels during sleep. By analyzing the data recorded with a state-of-the-art software system, he can determine if the appliances are adequately addressing sleep apnea symptoms.
Over the last 6 years, Dr. Weiser, who is a member of the AADSM (AMerican Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine) and AASM (American Academy of Sleep Medicine), has provided sleep apnea treatments in Strongsville for numerous patients, helping them enjoy better sleep and lead healthier lives. We work with and communicate with your physicians and sleep physicians to keep them informed of our results with dental appliances.
To schedule a consultation and to learn more about Dr. Weiser's sleep apnea treatment methods, contact us today.