Has your quality of life or sleep been disrupted by the uncomfortable symptoms of sleep apnea? Dr. Kent Tuttle in Scottsdale, AZ offers non-invasive treatments and custom night guards for patients seeking relief from the symptoms and side effects of sleep apnea.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder marked by interruptions and pauses in breathing during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by obstructions in the airway, such as the tongue rolling back in the throat or collapsed tissues in the airway. Untreated sleep apnea can contribute to several serious health conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and liver problems.
Patients who suffer from sleep apnea can experience a wide range of symptoms, including the following:
- Extreme drowsiness during the day
- Personality changes, mood swings, and irritability
- Difficulty staying asleep
- Awakening with a very dry or sore throat
How Is Sleep Apnea Treated?
Sleep apnea treatment will often depend on the severity of your condition. If you suffer from mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, our dentist may recommend an oral appliance.
At Kent Dental, we offer SomnoDent® oral appliances, premier oral devices specially designed to treat obstructive sleep apnea. They are worn during sleep to hold the lower jaw in a more comfortable position that allows relaxation within the jaw and throat, prevents blocked airways, and promotes a healthier night's sleep.
Our team will always custom-craft your oral appliance to perfectly fit over the teeth. Patients often find the SomnoDent to be a more comfortable and convenient alternative to the bulky CPAP machines often recommended for sleep apnea treatment. The appliances are also known to be ultra-durable and non-invasive!
To learn more about the treatments available for obstructive sleep apnea, call or visit our office today. Our skilled team is are committed to helping you improve your health!
Schedule Your Sleep Apnea Screening With Kent Dental Today
Don't let sleep apnea get in the way of your quality of life or health! Call Kent Dental today to schedule your sleep apnea screening.