Green Bay Smiles offers sleep apnea treatment to help you rest better at night and enjoy better oral and overall health. There are many treatment options available to help you manage this condition, and our dentists will work with you to determine which type of treatment will be most beneficial for you. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Aaron Bushong and Dr. Beau Schneiss, and to learn more about sleep apnea treatment in Green Bay, Wisconsin, please call us today at 920-339-9013.
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by interruptions and pauses in breathing while asleep. These pauses may occur dozens of times each night. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused when the soft tissues of your throat or your tongue collapse or roll back to block the airway. When untreated, sleep apnea can contribute to several serious medical conditions, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and liver problems.
Common signs of sleep apnea include:
- Extreme daytime drowsiness
- Irritability and personality changes
- A dry or sore throat upon waking up
- Frequent headaches in the morning
Our office offers several treatments for sleep apnea. If you suffer from mild to moderate sleep apnea, our dentists may recommend an oral appliance to fit over your teeth and keep your airways open. In more severe cases, we may recommend oral surgery, such as Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP), in which the excess tissues from your upper mouth and throat are surgical removed.
For more information about sleep apnea treatment, and to make your appointment with our skilled dentists, please contact our office today.