At Greater Annapolis Family Dental, Dr. Floyd and his team provide comprehensive solutions to improve your oral health and overall well-being. In addition to providing state-of-the-art service for all your dental healthcare needs, we also provide treatment for a serious sleep disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea. Crownsville sleep apnea occurs when there is a blockage of airflow that makes it difficult to breathe when your body is at rest. If left untreated, sleep apnea can have serious, even life-threatening consequences.
To accurately diagnose this condition, your doctor will conduct a sleep study, looking for symptoms such as heavy snoring, waking up abruptly, gasping for breath and pausing or ceasing to breathe during sleep. Because sleep apnea disrupts your normal sleep cycle, you may also experience fatigue, headaches and difficulty concentrating throughout the day. Your doctor may recommend treating sleep apnea with a CPAP machine, which supplies continuous pressure through a mask worn over the nose to keep the airway open. Oral appliance therapy can also effectively treatment certain cases of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. A customized Crownsville sleep apnea oral appliance keeps the jaw open, in a slightly forward position, which allows air to pass through easily. We customize your oral appliance to fit precisely and work effectively. Our professional staff takes the time to guide you on how to properly wear and care for your oral appliance and addresses any questions you may have regarding treatment.
If you believe you may suffer from Crownsville sleep apnea, it’s important to seek immediate care from a qualified professional. Dr. Floyd and his team can address the symptoms of sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy, helping you get the good night’s sleep your body needs. To learn more about obstructive sleep apnea or to schedule an appointment, call Greater Annapolis Family Dental today.