Dentists and Sleep Apnea

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When you’re not sleeping right, you’re experiencing a lot of serious health problems. And when those kinds of problems crop up, we tend to seek out the most common kind of health care available – a trip to the general practice doctor’s office.

However, if you’re dealing with sleep apnea and its related side effects, you should consider a trip to see a dental professional instead. It may not seem apparent at first, but dental professionals have some unique insight to help you deal with your sleep apnea.

Why a dentist?
The reason to see a dentists for sleep apnea treatment is due to the fact that these professionals spend their entire careers working with your mouth. And, as luck would have it, many people suffer from sleep apnea due to a poor alignment of their airway. Dr. Ryan Bailey , with the years of experience under their belt, can treat this airway issue.

How is it treated?
When you come visit our team at Open Door Family Dentistry in Grants Pass, Oregon, for help on dealing with sleep apnea, we’ll likely recommend a dental appliance for you to use at night. It’s shaped a lot like a mouthguard, and fits just like one would in your mouth.

What it does, though, is keeps your jaw open at a certain angle that ensures a stable, clear airway all night long. That effectively removes the root cause of sleep apnea.

If you’re ready to regain your sleep and take charge of your life again, call us today at 541-479-5505 for more details.