Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is serious and wide spread- it’s as common as type 2 diabetes – your breathing stops periodically (sometimes for a minute or longer) throughout the night. You may wake hundreds of times leaving you tired and groggy in the morning.
Dental oral appliances are a front-line treatment for snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. This small plastic device fits in the mouth during sleep like a sports mouth guard or orthodontic retainer. Oral appliances help prevent the collapse of the tongue and soft tissues in the back of the throat, keeping the airway open during sleep and promoting adequate air intake.
Call us at 910-692-4450 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mandy Grimshaw at a time convenient for you.