Sleep Apnea Treatment
Snoring is obviously annoying, but if you or your partner snores every night, it could indicate a serious problem – sleep apnea. This is a sleep disorder where a person’s airway gets blocked, usually by tissues in the mouth or throat collapsing. The person then quickly wakes up to dislodge the obstruction and start breathing again. Constantly interrupted rest can increase the risk of various medical conditions, not to mention cause chronic exhaustion.If you’re ready to rest easy again, contact Dentistry on the Ponds today for sleep apnea treatment in our Chanhassen, MN, dental office.
At-Home Sleep Testing
To diagnose sleep apnea, your oxygen levels and breathing patterns will need to be monitored overnight. Instead of having to spend the night in an unfamiliar facility, you can complete a sleep test at home with a device that we can loan you. It comes with multiple sensors that you’ll place on a few key areas of your body, such as your chest and abdomen. You’ll just need to wear this device to bed for one night, and it should gather enough data for an expert to determine whether sleep apnea is disrupting your sleep.
Custom Oral Appliance Therapy
To keep your airway open and put a stop to snoring, our dental office can create a custom oral appliance that resembles a mouthguard. When you wear the appliance to bed, it gently shifts your lower jaw forward, preventing your oral tissues from blocking your airway. The end result is a quiet and uninterrupted night of sleep that leaves you and your bed partner feeling refreshed the next morning!