Want a Better Night’s Sleep? Visit the Dentist

Posted: January 4, 2020 By: Comment: 0

Sleep Apnea Dental Device

When you just can’t seem to catch your z’s, your first thought may not be to visit your dentist–but it should be!  An oral examination of your mouth, neck and jaw speak volumes about your quality of sleep. Worn-down enamel can alert your dentist to teeth grinding. Jaw shape can also indicate if you are at risk for sleep apnea. Dr. Ania can help you with your sleep quality by fitting you for a mandibular advancement device – an oral appliance that looks similar to a sports mouth guard and opens up your airway while you sleep. If you are currently tied to a CPAP machine every night to treat your sleep apnea, let Dr. Ania show you another way!

 

Sleep – It’s More Important Than You Think

Insomnia or waking with constant fatigue isn’t just an annoyance, it’s a red flag.  Poor sleep isn’t something to just brush off as an aggravating part of life. If not addressed, poor sleep can lead to high blood pressure, diabetes, anxiety and hypertension. 

You may know why you are suffering from poor sleep, or you might not. Dr. Ania can help.  A common reason that you may be waking feeling sleep deprived is a condition called Obstructive Sleep Apnea. 

 

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

The Mayo Clinic defines Obstructive Sleep Apnea as a condition: “when your throat muscles intermittently relax and block your airway during sleep. A noticeable sign of obstructive sleep apnea is snoring. Other symptoms or signs of Obstructive Sleep Apnea include: 

Signs and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea include:

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Loud snoring
  • Observed episodes of stopped breathing during sleep
  • Abrupt awakenings accompanied by gasping or choking
  • Awakening with a dry mouth or sore throat
  • Morning headache
  • Difficulty concentrating during the day
  • Experiencing mood changes, such as depression or irritability
  • High blood pressure
  • Nighttime sweating
  • Decreased libido

 

How Dr. Ania Can Help

Dr. Ania’s office offers patients that are suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea a sleep device called  MicrO2.

The MicrO2 Sleep Device has been designed to successfully treat your Obstructive Sleep Apnea. The MicrO2 reduces night time snoring and mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in adults by holding your lower jaw forward during sleep which prevents your tongue and throat tissues from collapsing into your airway. The MicrO2 Sleep Devices are patient specific to maximize tongue space and the ability to open and close during wear. 

 

The Benefits of Using the MicrO2 Sleep Device

Patients (and dentists) like the MicrO2 Sleep Device because it is easy to use, precise and predictable. It uses CAD/CAM technology to ensure you get the best, comfortable fit possible. 

As the only OSA device made from control-cured PMMA, it is compact without compromising durability or retention.

Patients also like how easy it is to adjust and use. The lingual-free splint design offers a comfortable, roomy design for your mouth’s anatomy.

The MicrO2 design was by leaders in the field of Dental Sleep Medicine. A simple office visit with Dr. Ania can help you understand how the device works, fits and what it can do for you and your sleep!

 

Oral Wellness and Overall Wellness Go Hand-in-Hand

Dr. Ania is concerned with patients’ oral health, but also how their oral health relates to other aspects of their bodies and lives. She practices biological dentistry and considers the whole picture before prescribing treatments and focuses her treatments to alleviate chronic pains and stress points. Her expertise with treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea can help restore you to the sleep you need in the way you need it. 

To learn more about how to achieve a better night’s sleep with the MicrO2 Sleep Device, call Dr. Ania’s office today at (303) 872-9940!

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Dr. Ania Mohelicki

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