Improve Your Quality of Life With Snoring & Sleep Apnea Solutions in Birmingham

If you suffer from excessive and loud snoring, it’s possible that you have sleep apnea. This dangerous disorder prevents people from getting enough oxygen while they are sleeping. At Newingham Dental Center, your dentist will help diagnose your sleep apnea. We offer snoring and sleep apnea solutions in Birmingham to help you:

  • Get the restful sleep you need and deserve
  • Reduce or eliminate noisy snoring
  • Improve your overall health

Sleep apnea can cause increased risk of heart attack, diabetes, and strokes, so it’s important to contact us right away for immediate help! Call 248-972-8720 to schedule a consultation.

Treat Your Sleep Apnea With a Custom Oral Appliance

One of the most effective sleep apnea solutions is a custom oral appliance. Your dentist will have one created especially for you and your condition.

The oral appliance is a mouthpiece that you will wear while you sleep. It repositions and stabilizes your jaw and your tongue, allowing you to get a constant flow of air into your body. Oral appliance therapy can be extremely effective and is much more convenient than other treatment options, including CPAP devices.

Sleep apnea is usually caused by your tongue or excessive tissue in your throat that prevents a constant flow of oxygen. It deprives your brain and heart of the oxygen they require and causes you to wake up for short periods several times every night, often with no memory of it. Some other symptoms of sleep apnea include:

  • Excessive and loud snoring
  • Gasping for air or choking during sleep
  • Insomnia
  • Exhaustion and fatigue

If you’re suffering from these symptoms, we will arrange for you to meet a doctor who specializes in sleep apnea so you can have a sleep study done if needed. This study will help us determine if you have sleep apnea and, if so, how serious your condition is.

After you’ve received your oral appliance, we will recommend a follow-up sleep study to make sure you’re fully benefiting from the treatment. Your dentist will also check on the condition of your appliance when you come in for regular dental exams.

Call us at 248-972-8720 to schedule an appointment for snoring and sleep apnea solutions in Birmingham. You can also request an appointment online. We’re ready to provide you and your family with a better night’s sleep!

Common Questions About Snoring and Sleep Apnea Solutions

What is sleep apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea, the most common type of sleep apnea, occurs when your air passages become temporarily blocked repeatedly while you sleep. Your tongue and other soft tissues in the back of your throat relax to the point that your airway is restricted, causing you to quit breathing for a few seconds. This cycle can repeat itself dozens of times per hour in severe sleep apnea sufferers.

Why is sleep apnea bad?

Sleep apnea is harmful because it blocks your oxygen supply while you’re sleeping. This interferes with your sleep and leaves you feeling weak and tired the next day. However, sleep apnea has also been linked to serious health concerns like heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure, diabetes, and depression. Treating sleep apnea can improve your quality of life as well as your life expectancy.

What treatment is there for snoring?

Snoring is caused by air passing across the soft tissues in your throat while you sleep. These tissues, including the tongue, can also block your airway and cause episodes of sleep apnea. We can help with snoring by making a custom appliance that you’ll wear while sleeping. It will move your lower jaw slightly forward to reduce or eliminate snoring and help you sleep better.