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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Snoring and Sleep Apnea

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Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Woman Sleeping in Bed | Sleep Apnea Treatment in Green BayAlthough snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea, just because you snore, this doesn’t necessarily mean you have sleep apnea. Snorers who suffer from sleep apnea often pause during snoring (something usually identified by a sleep partner). This might be followed by choking or gasping. Some people might experience shortness of breath.

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

Chronic fatigue during the day is another symptom of sleep apnea. You might find yourself fighting off sleepiness while you are at work or school—or even while you are driving.

Other signs that could point to sleep apnea include the following:

  • Waking up with a sore throat
  • Having a headache in the morning
  •  Experiencing problems paying attention
  • Feeling irritable

Kids who have sleep apnea might perform poorly at school, be hyperactive, or exhibit anger or hostility. Many children who suffer from sleep apnea are mouth breathers during the day.

Sleep Apnea Dentist in De Pere 

When most people think of treatment for sleep apnea, they picture CPAP therapy. For many people, however, this intrusive machine is too disruptive, too much of a hassle, and too noisy, so they don’t use it as directed. Dr. Yenchensky can talk to you about oral appliance therapy, which might be a better option to help with sleep apnea.

Toy Teeth | Top Dentist 54115 An occlusal is typically prescribed for the function and protection of your bite and jaw joints. It is a specialized treatment that must be customized per individual and requires at least 3 appointments. During your first appointment, we will request at least 1 hour of time. The first visit is vital for treatment recommendations and is when your dental records will be taken. These records can include; x-rays, impressions of your teeth, photographs, and other digital imaging. On your second appointment, we will request at least a 20-30 minute visit which will be approximately 3 weeks after the first visit. During this visit you will be fitted with your oral appliance and Dr. Chad will thoroughly review your therapy.

Occlusal Guards in De Pere

After 3 weeks you will return to our office for your final appointment, which can take about 20-30 minutes. Your final appointment is your evaluation visit. Dr. Chad will review your progress and may need to take additional dental records to monitor your therapy’s success.

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