Oral Appliance Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Sleep Apnea is a condition that has been linked to numerous injuries and even sudden death. Apnea is Greek for "without breath" where the tongue is completely sucked against the back of the throat and blocks breathing.
The person suffering from this will gasp and force the tongue away from the back of the throat to open the airway. Oxygen flow to the brain is restricted, and the sufferer is put at risk for potentially life-threatening health problems.
After the drop in oxygen that occurs during sleep apnea, the body's restoration of that oxygen causes the release of enormous numbers of free radicals into the system.
If the sleep apnea is left untreated you are 4 times more likely to suffer from a stroke, and 3 times more likely to contract heart disease.
In Jacksonville, we can successfully treat OSA with a small, comfortable, custom-fit mouthpiece. Similar to a retainer, the oral appliance sleep apnea device gently repositions the lower jaw, preventing the airway from becoming obstructed. This life-changing solution can help you sleep through the night so you wake up rested and refreshed every day.
If you think you or someone you love has OSA, don’t suffer needlessly. We can help. We offer OSA Therapy in our Jacksonville office. Schedule an appointment with our Jacksonville dentist and be on your way to the best rest of your life!
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