Sleep Apnea Treatment in Grundy Center, IA

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If you suffer from sleep apnea and have been prescribed a CPAP machine to combat your symptoms, you may notice various drawbacks. CPAP machines are noisy, bulky, and inconvenient to travel with. Fortunately, there’s an effective CPAP alternative that may benefit you and your sleep apnea case.

At Grundy Center Family & Implant Dentistry, Dr. Weaver has a solution for you if you suffer from sleep apnea and are tired of using CPAP: oral appliance therapy. Read on to learn more about sleep apnea and what oral appliance therapy can do to help you.

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition that interferes with your ability to breathe during the night. This condition occurs when the soft tissue of the palate relaxes in the back of your throat, blocking the airway and interrupting airflow. It deprives your body and brain of oxygen, causing you to wake up repeatedly throughout the night, interrupting your quality of sleep.

Signs & Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

Snoring and excessive daytime sleepiness are among the most common symptoms of sleep apnea; others include:

  • Daytime headaches
  • Irritability and mood swings
  • Loud or frequent snoring
  • Low energy and lack of motivation
  • Recent weight gain
  • Low libido
  • Waking up with a sore or dry throat
  • Frequent urination at night

If you struggle with one or more of these symptoms, call your medical doctor to see if you may be affected by sleep apnea. Then, once properly diagnosed, call our Grundy Center office at (319) 824-6948 to see if oral appliance therapy is right for you.

Oral Appliance Therapy

Oral appliance therapy is an alternative to a CPAP machine that can help achieve relief from sleep apnea symptoms. This treatment is a customized, removable appliance designed to prevent your airway from collapsing by repositioning the jaw in a forward position, allowing you to sleep however you like.

Benefits of Oral Appliances

Aside from potentially eliminating the need to use a CPAP, and greatly reducing snoring, benefits of oral appliance therapy include:

  • Comfortable and easy to wear
  • Small and easy to travel with
  • Customized to fit your mouth
  • A reversible and non-invasive treatment

Frequently Asked Questions

Find Sleep Apnea Relief With Dr. Weaver

If you suffer from sleep apnea and are looking for an alternative to CPAP, oral appliance therapy may be the right solution for you. Call our Grundy Center, IA dental office at (319) 824-6948 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Weaver. You can also request an appointment by filling out the form below.

Dr. Weaver is proud to provide service to patients in Grundy Center, Holland, Eldora, Reinbeck, Marshalltown, and the Cedar Valley, IA. We can’t wait to help you get the quality sleep you deserve.

Grundy Center Family & Implant Dentistry

106 East G Ave.
Grundy Center, IA 50638

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