Having difficulty getting a good night’s rest? Many of our patients are plagues by sleep apnea and snoring, which interrupt their sleep patterns. If left untreated, sleep apnea can even have long-term affects on your health, increasing your risk or agitating chronic disorders. Find relief from your symptoms with our help; seek sleep apnea treatment in Shelby Township, Michigan, from Dr. McKinley and Dr. Holloway.
Sleep Apnea and Snoring Treatment
Our office provides effective treatment for both snoring and sleep apnea. Not only can snoring make sleeping difficult for you and your partner, it can also be a symptom of sleep apnea. This condition occurs when a patient’s rest is interrupted by pauses in their breathing. Most often, these pauses are caused by the tongue rolling back or the airway tissues collapsing, blocking off air. Because this happens while the patient is unconscious, it can go for years undiagnosed. That is why we recommend getting a direct diagnosis. Once diagnosed, our office can offer professional, effective treatment.
Schedule an appointment at 586-685-0880 and our office can help address your symptoms. During your visit, our dentists will first offer you an at-home test. This will help determine whether your snoring, drowsiness or other sleep disruptions are caused by sleep apnea. If the test reads positive, our dentists can offer custom-made oral appliance. Also known as a sleep apnea or a snoring mouthpiece, these appliances prevent the tongue and inner tissues from collapsing and causing air blockages. By holding the jaw or tongue in position, they can effectively prevent and relieve apnea symptoms.
Sleep Apnea FAQs
How do I know if I have sleep apnea?
A few of the common symptoms of sleep apnea include:
- Waking up during the night
- Heavy snoring
- Choking or gasping during the night
- Waking up with a headache
- A sore or dry throat in the morning
- Drowsiness throughout the day
- Waking up short of breath throughout the night
- Irritability during the day
- Bruxism (teeth grinding)
How do you treat sleep apnea?
Our office offers custom appliances that physically prevent symptoms of sleep apnea. We may also recommend certain lifestyle changes, such as exercise, healthy eating, good sleeping habits or (in some cases) goals for weight loss.
How do I get started on treatment?
Call 586-685-0880 to get in touch with our dental team for a sleep apnea consultation. During your visit with our dentists, you will be given a take-home test for diagnosis. Once you have been diagnosed, our dentists will help you determine the best pathway for treatment.