- Avoid having to use a CPAP machine
- Reduce or eliminate noisy snoring
- Lessen your risk of serious health problems
If you wake up still groggy and have trouble functioning your best during the day, you could be suffering from sleep apnea symptoms. The team at Pierce & Knight Family Dentistry can alleviate your Lenexa sleep apnea using a custom oral appliance. Our treatment can help you:Dr Pierce Talks about Sleep Apnea Read Transcript
Dr Pierce Talks about Sleep Apnea
With sleep apnea, we have a couple of different options that we can talk to the patient about. Sleep medicine has become huge now, because we now see the link between not getting a good night's sleep and not getting proper oxygenation to your bloodstream and to your organs.
So a bad night's sleep, where you're not getting oxygen to your brain, your liver, your kidneys, your heart, everything else in your body, you're going to see a decrease in your health through those apnea episodes you have at night. So if we can decrease those apnea episodes and oxygenate that blood and oxygenate your body, we're going to bring your health level up. Whether you're a diabetic or have heart disease or have some type of autoimmune disease, having sleep apnea is only going to complicate those situations.
So as a dentist, when we partner with a sleep study doctor, we can provide an appliance for you. It's going to open your airway up at night when you're sleeping, decrease those number of apneic episodes that you're having, and then oxygenate your body better so you're healthier.
- Get out of bed refreshed and ready to face the day
- Snore less so you and your bed partner both get better rest
- Be more alert and productive throughout your workday
- Avoid potentially serious health consequences
If your sleep isn’t quite what it should be, call us today at 913-251-9683 to schedule a consultation. Drs. Pierce and Knight serve Lenexa as well as Olathe, Overland Park, Shawnee, and Leawood. We’re open for both early morning and late afternoon appointments.
Sleep Better & Improve Your Life
Using a professionally made sleep appliance, we can help eliminate your sleep apnea problems so that you enjoy an overall better quality of life. You’ll feel better, function better, and even snore less.
Sleep apnea occurs when the tongue and other soft tissues in the back of your throat relax during sleep and temporarily block your airway. When your air supply is cut off, your brain will momentarily wake up your body to take in more oxygen – without you even being aware of it.
After a few normal breaths, you’ll drift off to sleep again until the next episode of sleep apnea occurs. For severe sleep apnea sufferers, this cycle can repeat itself dozens of times per hour.
You’ll need to have a professional diagnosis from a physician to find out if your sleep problems are symptoms of sleep apnea. If they are, we’ll make a custom oral device that will gently move your lower jaw forward just enough to help keep your airway open.
Plus, since snoring often accompanies sleep apnea disturbances, you’ll snore less and be less likely to awaken your bed partner. You also may be able to avoid having to use a noisy CPAP machine.
Obstructive sleep apnea has been linked to several major health problems, including high blood pressure, strokes, heart attacks, diabetes, and depression. Treating your sleep apnea will help reduce your risk of developing these conditions.
If you think you could be suffering from sleep apnea in Lenexa, call us today at 913-251-9683 to set up your consultation. You can also use our online form to request your consultation or an appointment for your next regular checkup.