One of the advanced specialty services offered at John J. Andre, DDS & Associates is sleep apnea treatment. Our dentists use oral appliance therapy to help keep your airways open at night and allow you to rest better, improving your oral as well as your overall health. We welcome you to contact our practice at 804-346-8330 for our Glen Allen location or (540) 967-0777 for our Louisa location for more information on our treatment options for sleep apnea in Glen Allen and Louisa, Virginia, and schedule your consultation with Drs. Andre, Hall, and Muncy.
If you feel tired to matter how much you sleep, snore so loudly you keep yourself and others up at night, and have frequent morning headaches and a sore throat, you may be experiencing sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that causes patients to stop breathing for 10 seconds or more at a time while they sleep. It is caused by obstructions in your airway, such as collapsed tissues or the tongue rolling back in the throat to block your airways. Sleep apnea impedes your ability to get an adequate amount of sleep, and takes a toll on your physical and mental health. It can contribute to several serious health problems, including heart disease and high blood pressure, when left untreated.
For years, patients have relied on a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) system to treat their sleep apnea, but an increase in cases where patients cease to use their CPAP device or misuse it has led to a lack of improvements in your sleep and health. Our practice offers an alternative solution: oral appliance therapy. Oral appliances work to shift your jaw forward while you sleep, keeping your airway open and allowing you to enjoy an unimpeded flow of oxygen throughout the night.
Please contact our office for more information on sleep apnea and oral appliance therapy, and schedule your consultation with our caring dentists.