Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common, though under-diagnosed, condition. If you have OSA, your throat muscles and soft palate relax at night, blocking the flow of air. This can disrupt your sleep cycle, and cause a range of symptoms. To diagnose OSA, Dr. LeGrand Bingham will have you participate in an at-home sleep study, and a sleep specialist will evaluate your results.
Sleep apnea treatment may depend on the severity of the condition. If you suffer from mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, our dentist may recommend an oral appliance. The oral appliance works to treat obstructive sleep apnea by fitting over your teeth and keeping your airway open while you sleep. It can work by preventing the tongue from blocking the air passage or by holding your jaw in a position that prevents airway blockages during sleep. For more information on sleep apnea treatment, we welcome you to contact us today. We are committed to helping you improve your health!