Snoring and Sleep Apnea Dentistry in Elgin, Illinois
Life-changing dentistry goes beyond your appearance or the mere maintenance of your teeth. Dentistry that is backed by research and open to new discoveries can lessen your chances of major illness and increase your overall health.
Dr. Holevas and his team offer their sleep apnea patients innovative oral appliances that will allow them to sleep without snoring, breathe easily, and live better.
What is Sleep Apnea?
During sleep, the muscles that control your tongue and throat relax, and that can result in the narrowing of your airway or even complete blockage. The blockage causes you to snore and stop breathing for 10 seconds or even longer – up to hundreds of times in one night. This condition is called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and it’s a sleep disorder that can occur without your knowledge. You might not remember anything after waking.
The symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea can take a severe toll on the quality of your life, and may include one or more of the following:
- Loud snoring
- Constant tiredness, and having trouble concentrating and staying awake
- Waking with headaches
- Waking with a choking sensation
- Excessive sweating at night
- Waking with a dry mouth
- Increased sexual dysfunction
- Frequent trips to the bathroom at night
- Restless sleep, tossing and turning
- Rapid weight gain
Sleep apnea sufferers endure uncomfortable symptoms. However, there are real dangers from OSA. It can increase your risk of serious conditions such as heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes and even death if left untreated. Fortunately, you don’t have to live with this serious sleep disorder if you get the right dentistry.
Sleep Apnea and Snoring Treatment Options
There are several treatment choices available for you if you have sleep apnea, ranging from lifestyle changes such as losing weight to using a CPAP (Continuous Positive Air Pressure) machine at night to surgery. When you visit our dental office in Elgin, Illinois, you can get a simple, non-invasive dental appliance that prevents your airways from being blocked while you sleep.
Our Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea
Dr. Holevas and his sleep disorder dentistry team can provide a custom-made oral appliance for your sleep apnea. This customized mouthpiece will help give you relief from sleep apnea, its symptoms, and its inherent dangers. There are many styles and designs that can help solve problems caused by this sleep disorder, and we can find a good fit even if you have dentures, veneers, crowns, bridges or missing teeth. There is no reason for you to lose any more sleep or live with obstructive sleep apnea any longer. We are the snoring dentistry experts in the Elgin, Illinois, area.
Contact Us Today
The dental office of Dr. Holevas believes in one-on-one care that attends to not just your teeth, but your overall health and wellness too. Contact our Elgin, Illinois office today to learn more about sleep apnea, sleep disorder dentistry and the treatable oral problems that can cause snoring.