Billings Sleep Apnea Diagnosis & Treatment
Let us help you get a better night’s sleep.
Sleep apnea affects more than 20 million Americans nationwide. Obstructive
Sleep Apnea (OSA) can lead to hypertension, heart attack, stroke, depression,
muscle pain, fibromyalgia, morning headaches, and excessive daytime sleepiness.
If you are not using your CPAP, we may have an option that will work for
you. We offer a small oral device that can have you breathing easy and
getting a better night's sleep.
At Brewer Dental Center, we have helped numerous patients find a solution
to sleep apnea. This condition can have a serious impact on your health,
so if you often feel lethargic and suffer from loud snoring, it is important
to speak with your doctor as soon as possible.
A Simple Solution for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when muscles in the back of the throat relax
and obstruct your airways. An oral device, similar to a mouth guard, can
reposition the mouth and uphold these tissues, allowing you to breathe
freely again while you sleep.
You will need to visit a dentist to have a custom sleep apnea device fitted
for your mouth. Once the piece has been created, you will need to visit
your dentist again so they can ensure the device fits properly and achieves
the desired result.
How Do I Know if I Have Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea can affect anyone at any age, but it is most common in men
over the age of 40. People who struggle with obesity are also at an increased
risk of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is often accompanied by loud snoring.
If someone in your household has complained about your snoring, it could
be a sign that you are suffering from sleep apnea.
The following symptoms may indicate that you are suffering from sleep apnea:
- Loud snoring
- Lack of energy during the day, even if you got a full night’s rest
- You frequently wake up with a sore throat
- You frequently suffer morning headaches
- You wake up several times during the night
- People have commented that you stop breathing sometimes when you sleep
If you have any of the above symptoms, schedule an appointment at Brewer
Dental Center for a free consultation. We can refer you to a sleep apnea
specialist and start the process of creating a customized sleep apnea
device, if necessary.
You deserve a good night's rest. Give our Billings dentists a call
at (406) 412-6365 for a free consultation.