Looking at Sleep Apnea Treatment Options Offered by Dentist in Pembroke Pines, Including Mandibular Splints
Treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, also called OSA, has traditionally been administered using a continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, machine. A CPAP machine has traditionally been the go-to treatment, but many individuals find it difficult to sleep using this form of treatment. Modern treatment for obstructive sleep apnea now includes an alternative treatment called a mandibular advancement splint. This sleep apnea treatment option is being offered by Dr. Milton Ruiz at Pines Dental Associates, in Pembroke Pines, FL. If you have sleep apnea and ever thought to yourself – I wonder if there is an alternative treatment for OSA offered near me, then look no further than Dr. Milton Ruiz.
Mandibular Advancement Splint – What is It?
A mandibular advancement splint is a splint that you put on before bed to wear during sleep. These splints are constructed of medical-grade material meant to prevent unpleasant reactions and irritation. They are made to be durable, easily maintained, and cleaned. The mandibular advancement splint is designed to adjust the lower jaw just slightly forward so that the individual’s airway can remain unobstructed for airflow. This prevents snoring and decreases/prevents sleep apnea.
Splints designed to prevent snoring and sleep apnea come in many forms so that the one best suited to the individual can be chosen. They also come in many forms because not everybody’s teeth are the same, and it is imperative that the splint fit properly to not only function correctly, but also so that the wearer can get a comfortable and restful night’s sleep. Consult with your medical professional to see what they offer and what will work best for you.
You’ve Had Sleep Apnea for Years – Why Treat it Now?
Many individuals have lived with sleep apnea for years and gone without treatment. They maintain a tolerable lifestyle. So why treat sleep apnea now?
- You will finally be fully awake and alert throughout your day.
- You will sleep better at night and sleep an uninterrupted sleep.
- Your snoring not only affects you. Your partner is probably suffering from poor quality of sleep due to the noise produced by your snoring.
- It has been found that sleep apnea is linked to several health concerns including heart disease, heart arrhythmias, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke.
- Many who suffer from sleep apnea wake up with morning headaches.
- A quality night’s sleep will allow you to perform better at work and/or school.
- A lack of sleep could leave you groggy behind the wheel during that morning drive to work. A more alert and awake driver is a safer driver.
If you are interested in learning more about sleep apnea and how it can be treated using a mandibular advancement splint, please give Dr. Milton Ruiz a call. To set up an appointment at Pines Dental Associates in Pembroke Pines, FL, please call (954) 715-4660 today.
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