Your partner has told you time and again that you snore. You’ve never thought much about it. You figured it is just something you have to live with. However, a visit to the doctor has led you to another conclusion. You have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a serious disorder that obstructs your airway while you are sleeping, cutting off adequate amounts of oxygen that are so vital for your body and brain functioning. Many people struggle with this condition, whether they snore, wake up numerous times each night when they stop breathing, or find themselves gasping in the middle of the night. If left untreated, it can lead to major health concerns. Sleep apnea puts a strain on the heart and the mind. It also robs you of the deep, restorative sleep that is necessary to help your body to repair itself and recharge every day. Sleep apnea treatment with Dr. Wendy Willoughby, DDS and her team in Asheville can help you to find a solution for your problem.
Experience the Benefits of Oral Appliance Therapy
Oral appliance therapy involves having an appliance made that is customized to fit your mouth. Compare it to a mouthguard worn for sports or a retainer worn after braces. The appliance is worn every night and holds your jaw in a position that will keep your airway clear. To begin the process of sleep apnea treatment, you will come in for a consultation in Asheville. Your mouth will be assessed through a physical examination and you can expect that medical imagery may be used as well. Your own teeth will be the model that is used for the construction of your appliance. This will ensure that it is a perfect fit for you. Once your appliance is ready, you can begin wearing it each night.
Once you begin oral appliance therapy and use it consistently as your sleep apnea treatment, you can expect to improve your sleep quality as you breathe freely at night the way that you should. You will also head off serious health issues by wearing your device every night.
Make Your Appointment with Dr. Wendy Willoughby DDS Today
If you have sleep apnea and you are looking for answers, Dr. Wendy Willoughby, DDS can offer you a possible solution. Come in for your first appointment in Asheville to discuss your options and be evaluated for oral appliance therapy. Contact us today to book your consultation for sleep apnea treatment.