Treatment in Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach
Sleep apnea involves interrupted breathing when you’re sleeping, and can have serious health implications. When breathing is disturbed during sleep, it means that you’re not getting adequate rest, which ultimately leads to irritability and lack of focus during the day. More serious cases of sleep apnea can cause heart failure, and even death if left untreated. The team at Salling & Tate is well-equipped to treat your sleep apnea with non-surgical methods, allowing you to sleep better and breathe easier at night!
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a condition where the throat muscles partially or completely block your upper airway while you sleep, causing loud gasps for breath throughout the night. This is often caused by your throat muscles partially or completely obstructing your upper airway.
Non-Surgical Sleep Apnea Treatment
There are several ways to treat sleep apnea. A CPAP machine is a popular treatment method that’s used, which involves an airflow pressure machine being worn as you sleep that covers your nose and mouth. Another method is via surgery where the tonsils, adenoids, throat tissue, and nose tissue can be partially/fully removed to increase airflow. In some cases, even the jaw can be reconstructed to increase airflow.
At Salling & Tate, we can treat sleep apnea using a non-surgical method. With a specially designed mouth guard that maintains your jaw in the proper position as you sleep, you can more easily maintain a proper position that encourages easier airflow at night. Our advanced oral appliance therapy method to sleep apnea will allow you to avoid the clunky and inconvenient CPAP machine, as well as the invasive surgery! Please contact us today for a consultation!