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What are permanent treatments for sleep apnea?

Sleep is something that you may not think much about during the day—that is, however, unless your quality of sleep becomes permanently disrupted by sleep apnea. 

If you’re struggling with sleepless nights, disruptive snoring, feelings of daytime lethargy, or difficulty breathing during the night, you could benefit from learning more about sleep apnea treatment in Bridgeton.

Two Main Types of Sleep Apnea Treatment

Dentists typically turn to one or both of the standard sleep apnea treatment methods when patients are struggling with nighttime breathing and snoring. These two mainstream treatments are CPAP machines and oral appliances. 

If you’re also working with a medical doctor to treat your symptoms, chances are your doctor will first try a CPAP machine. This breathing therapy device can successfully help you improve your condition, but you may find it disruptive to your lifestyle or even to your sleeping partner. 

For these reasons, we often recommend an oral appliance as a permanent treatment for sleep apnea in Maryland Heights. This oral appliance, which resembles an orthodontic retainer, positions your jaw correctly so you can sleep at night without disruption. 

Our dental team takes an impression of your mouth so that we can custom-design your sleep apnea appliance. Then, once you have the apparatus in-hand, you only have to wear it while you’re asleep. This simple device prevents your breathing from stopping, which in turn improves both your health and your quality of sleep!

Contact Our 63044 Dental Office For Better Sleep

If you believe you could benefit from sleep apnea treatment in Bridgeton, MO, contact Dr. Kevin Burgdorf DDS today! 

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