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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Sleep Apnea and Snoring Treatment

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We understand that choosing a dentist for your family is a big decision and you want to make the best choice. Here are some of the most common questions we receive in our office.

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Sleep Apnea and Snoring Treatment

Woman closing ears from partner snoring | Dentist aurora ilAt Prairie Dental Care our top dentist understands the dangers of untreated obstructive sleep apnea, which often presents as snoring. This is why we offer oral appliance therapy in Aurora, IL.

Left untreated sleep apnea, which means you stop breathing for brief periods throughout the night, can lead to:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Irregular heartbeat

The symptoms include:

  • Snoring
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Mood issues

Many sleep apnea patients also grind and clench their jaw during sleep, so you may also have worn teeth or experience jaw pain. 

Sleep Apnea Treatment in 60506

Our Aurora dental office takes this disorder seriously and works to help patients overcome breathing cessation while sleeping with custom oral appliance therapy in Aurora, IL. Our oral appliance therapy has been approved by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine for mild to moderate sleep apnea. Our patients are happy that the results of this treatment allow them to finally get a restful night's sleep.

Your oral appliance is customized to fit your mouth and works by gently thrusting your jaw forward to keep your airway open throughout the night. For patients who qualify, this appliance is a great alternative to the often-prescribed CPAP machine, which many feel is cumbersome and uncomfortable for sleeping.

Our Oral Sleep Appliance Therapy Helps You Sleep Safely and Comfortably

If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea or if you have symptoms of the sleep disorder, we recommend a sleep study and an appointment with Prairie Dental Care.

We can provide a custom oral sleep appliance, which helps with snoring and the dangers associated with untreated obstructive sleep apnea.

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