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How We Treat Sleep Apnea at Our De Pere Dental Clinic

July 27, 2020
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Posted By: Fox View Dental

We may not think about the quality of our sleep until we don't have any. If you feel like you haven't had a decent night's sleep, you might be right. Let Dr. Chad know if you are worried about your sleep (or lack thereof).

We treat obstructive sleep apnea at Fox View Dental. Sleep apnea occurs when the soft tissues in your throat close together and stop you from breathing. This disrupts a patient's sleep and can happen many times in one night, which means they wake up often. 

What Happens When You Don't Sleep

Sleep is a critical function; every human needs a good night's rest to let their brain relax and to process what they have learned during the day. It helps our body function properly and allows us to feel refreshed for the next day. 

People with sleep apnea run a high risk for:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Acid reflux
  • Stroke
  • Heart attack

On top of this, without proper rest, people's mental functions can be negatively impacted. Sleep apnea can lead to problems functioning at work, depression, and anxiety. 

How Dr. Chad Can Treat Sleep Apnea

During your dental appointment with us, let us know if you have odd sleeping habits. If we think there is a problem, we may recommend you to a sleep specialist for a sleep study. 

At FoxView Dental, you are so much more than a set of teeth to us! We are concerned about your overall health as well as your oral health.

Standard treatment is the CPAP machine that you wear while you sleep. It is attached to a device that introduces pressurized air into your airways as you sleep. While this treatment works, many patients have a hard time sleeping with it. 

At Fox View Dental, we recommend oral appliance therapy to allow patients to sleep comfortably. This device gently positions your jaw so that your soft tissues do not collapse during the night. 

Your oral appliance is custom-fabricated to fit just you, and it is comfortable to wear. 

Have You Been Diagnosed With Sleep Apnea?

Our De Pere dental office is here to treat your sleep disorder and give you a good night's rest again!

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