Sleep Apnea Treatment – Lincoln, NE
Enjoy a Quality Night’s Rest Again
Does your partner often complain about your loud snoring? Do you constantly feel exhausted even when you get more than eight hours of sleep? These are common signs of obstructive sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder that causes a person to temporarily stop breathing several times a night.
Luckily, you can find relief in an unlikely place: your dentist’s office! After all, dentists have extensive knowledge of the mouth and throat. Dr. Wesley Parks is proud to offer comfortable, non-invasive sleep apnea treatment in Lincoln, NE at Parks Family Dental. To finally enjoy a quality night’s rest again, please call us!
Why Choose Parks Family Dental for Sleep Apnea Treatment?
- Goop-Free Digital Dental Impressions
- Partnered with the Best Dental Labs in Lincoln
- Experienced Dentist with a Conservative Approach to Treatment
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea – the most common form of the condition – occurs when the soft tissues in the mouth and throat collapse and block the airway during sleep. The brain then panics, briefly waking the person up so that they can breathe in the oxygen they need. These episodes are often so short that you don’t remember them, but they can happen dozens or even hundreds of times a night. As a result, they prevent you from reaching the deeper, more restful stages of sleep, which is why you may feel fatigued throughout the day despite apparently sleeping through the night.
How We Treat Sleep Apnea
If Dr. Parks believes that your case is serious, then he can refer you to a sleep physician. Oftentimes, though, he can treat a patient’s sleep apnea with a custom-made oral appliance called Silent Nite. When you wear this comfortable device to bed, it gently shifts your lower jaw forward, opening up the airway and preventing obstruction from soft tissues.
Oral appliance therapy is a much more convenient alternative to traditional sleep apnea treatments. For example, CPAP machines deliver a constant, gentle flow of air via a facial mask, but the machine can be large and loud, and the mask uncomfortable. In contrast, wearing an oral appliance is easy; just pop it in before bed and enjoy a good night’s sleep.