Dr. Todd is passionate about improving your life and protecting your health.
Many of the people we see are troubled by chronic snoring. If you snore, you already know that both your sleep and the sleep of your partner is affected.
In some cases, snoring is a warning sign of a greater problem. Sleep apnea is a relatively common sleeping disorder caused by a narrow or closing airway. A patient with sleep apnea wakes up dozens or even hundreds of times each night to reopen a closed airway.
When the airway closes during sleep, the patient must awaken briefly to reopen it. Sleep apnea affects both the patients’ sleep quality and oxygen levels.
If you are having trouble sleeping, or you wake up feeling tired, there is easy treatment available at Butler Smiles Dental Care. Treatment for sleep apnea doesn’t have to involve surgery or medication. Our patients deserve a noninvasive and safe way to overcome sleep apnea.
Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea
Dr. Todd will learn more about your unique sleep apnea case and symptoms. If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, he will discuss treatment possibilities with you and help you decide which path you prefer.
The CPAP machine is effective but is also bulky, costly, and uncomfortable. Some patients claim they sleep less while wearing the device than they did before they had it!
We believe that dentistry should be gentle. We know that you do not have to sacrifice first-class solutions for comfort. Oral appliance therapy is one of our most popular solutions to sleep apnea.
Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
- Loud snoring, choking or gasping sounds while sleeping
- Daytime sleepiness
- Migraines and headaches
- Difficulty concentrating or remembering
To relieve sleep apnea symptoms and restore healthy sleep, we may recommend positional therapy, an oral appliance, surgery, or a combination of treatments. As often as possible, we provide treatments that are convenient and totally painless to the patient.
Interested in an inexpensive and conservative way to reduce snoring? 70 % of snoring is related to sleeping position – most snoring occurs when sleeping on your back. A new device is available that will help to train you or your partner to sleep on your side. It is called Snooor. It is a small device that will gently vibrate when you are on your back and help you learn to switch to a side sleeping position. It is painless and conservative. And it only costs $60.00. Check it out at Snooor.com. You can order directly from the website (use code rtodd at checkout for free shipping) or you can buy one here at the office. This is not a treatment for sleep apnea, but it can help with snoring.
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Schedule a Consultation Today
If you have noticed the signs of sleep apnea, come see us for a consultation. Dr. Todd is committed to improving your life while safeguarding you from the threats of sleep apnea. The disease is linked to weight gain, heart disease, and diabetes, but we can work together to reverse the problem before any other symptoms arise.
To schedule your visit, please contact us at Butler Smiles Dental Care today!