According to statistics,

5.4 million Canadian adults have been diagnosed with sleep apnea or show signs of obstructive sleep apnea.

People who have sleep apnea wake up throughout the night, have chronic snoring, or make gasping and choking sounds when sleeping. At Apple Dental, we offer sleep apnea appliances near you. If you want to learn more about sleep apnea appliances in SW Calgary, contact our dental clinic today.

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes you to pause your breathing while you sleep. Generally, the pauses last anywhere from 10 to 30 seconds. As a result, your blood oxygen levels drop, and you will wake up as a result of your body attempting to resume breathing. Most people do not fully awaken and may not even realize that they woke up throughout the night. This can cause most people to feel tired and groggy since they did not have a restful sleep.

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Some common side effects of sleep apnea:
  • Waking up with a dry mouth or sore throat
  • Feeling tired even after a full night’s sleep
  • Memory loss or low concentration
Qualified dentists can identify if a patient suffers from sleep apnea. Some indicators include:
  • Grind their teeth at night
  • Increase in dental decay or cavities 
  • Inflamed gums 
  • Red and irritated throat 
  • Periodontal disease

How to Treat Sleep Apnea

There are many different methods to treat sleep apnea. Many receive a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure), an effective treatment that requires the patient to place a mask over their nose and mouth while they sleep. A dental device is another alternative that is comfortable and equally as effective as a CPAP. This oral appliance fits in your mouth and is worn while you sleep, similar to an orthodontic retainer or mouthguard. These oral appliances are comfortable, easy to care for, and non-invasive. At Apple Dental, we make custom sleep apnea appliances in SW Calgary. These customized appliances are made to suit your specific needs. 

Oral appliances work in several ways:
  • By repositioning the lower jaw and tongue 
  • By increasing the tone of the throat muscles 
  • By stabilizing the lower jaw and tongue 
Oral appliance therapy can take several weeks or even months to complete. Once the treatments are complete, follow up visits are necessary to ensure the treatment effects are successful. If you are interested in receiving a sleep apnea appliance in SW Calgary, contact our dental clinic today. 

Interested in receiving a sleep apnea appliance

If you are interested in receiving a sleep apnea appliance in SW Calgary, contact our dental clinic today.

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