Sleep Apnea Appliances | Core Dental | General & Family Dentist | Downtown Calgary

Your Downtown Calgary Choice for Sleep Apnea Appliances!

Sleep Apnea Appliances | Core Dental | General & Family Dentist | Downtown Calgary

If you suffer from sleep apnea or snoring, you are not alone. CORE Dental is pleased to offer effective solutions for you! With the CORE Dental sleep apnea oral appliance, you can effectively treat sleep apnea and prevent the common physical effects including wear and tear

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Apnea | Core Dental | General & Family Dentist | Downtown Calgary

Sleep apnea is a chronic disorder whereby breathing repeatedly stops and starts throughout the night. There are two main types of sleep apnea: obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common form. During the interruptions in breathing (called apneas) the soft tissue of the airway collapses, which prevents oxygen from passing through the airway and reaching the lunch.

Sleep Apnea | Core Dental | General & Family Dentist | Downtown Calgary
Sleep Apnea | Core Dental | General & Family Dentist | Downtown Calgary

What are the Symptoms of Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Apnea | Core Dental | General & Family Dentist | Downtown Calgary
  • Loud snoring
  • Gasping for air during sleep
  • Awakening with a dry mouth
  • Morning headache
  • Difficult staying asleep (insomnia)

Treatment for Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea Appliances | Core Dental | General & Family Dentist | Downtown Calgary

There are often associated physical effects of sleep apnea, including wear and tear on the teeth from grinding and clenching, as well as the effects to the tissues in the mouth. The most commonly recommended treatment for patients with sleep apnea is CPAP therapy (Continuous positive airway pressure). However, many patients find it hard to comply with this form of treatment because it is cumbersome to travel with, noisy, bulky, and uncomfortable to wear. As an alternative to those who suffer from mild to moderate sleep apnea, CORE Dental is pleased to offer oral appliance therapy treatment. Similar to nightguards, oral appliances that treat sleep apnea are small, custom fit oral devices that securely fit over the upper and lower teeth. They work to reposition the lower jaw to open the airway and prevent the tongue and mandible from blocking the airway during sleep, thereby encouraging better oxygen delivery throughout the body. These oral appliances are small, convenient to carry when travelling, easy to wear, and much more comfortable than a CPAP machine. Most importantly, they have been shown to be highly effective at treating sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea is a complex, and serious medical problem. We recommend booking a consult to discuss the options for treatment which will usually start with a sleep study.

Sleep Apnea Appliances | Core Dental | General & Family Dentist | Downtown Calgary

If you think you might suffer from sleep apnea, CORE Dental can offer treatment options. With oral appliance therapy treatment, mild to moderate OSA can be effectively dealt with. If you have any questions about sleep apnea and/or treatment options for sleep apnea, or you would like to set up an appointment to discuss whether an oral appliance might be the right treatment option for you, call us today at (403) 265-5724 and we will be happy to help.

We look forward to hearing from you soon. Call Core Dental at (403) 265-5724 to set up a Sleep Apnea Appliances appointment today!

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