18925 Base Camp Road Monument, CO 80132

Sleep Apnea Treatment

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Our experienced dentist may recommend oral appliance therapy to help manage sleep apnea so that you can get the rest you need. We are committed to helping you improve your breathing patterns while asleep so that you can enjoy a restful night as well as improved overall health. Call Mountain Wellness Dentistry today at 719-488-2375 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Yelle and learn more about sleep apnea treatment in Monument, Colorado.

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder marked by interruptions and pauses in breathing during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by obstructions in the airway, such as the tongue rolling back in the throat or collapsed tissues in the airway. Untreated sleep apnea can contribute to several serious health conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure and liver problems.

Sleep apnea must be diagnosed by a sleep physician. We recommend that you talk to our dentist, as well as your physician, if you suffer from the symptoms of sleep apnea. Common signs of sleep apnea include:

  • Extreme drowsiness during the day
  • Personality changes and irritability
  • Difficulty staying asleep
  • Snoring
  • Waking up with a very dry or sore throat
  • Frequent morning headaches

Sleep apnea treatment may depend on the severity of the condition. If you suffer from mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, our dentist may recommend a simple oral appliance. The appliance works to treat obstructive sleep apnea by fitting over your teeth and keeping your airway open while you sleep. It can work by preventing the tongue from blocking the air passage or by holding your jaw in a position that prevents airway blockages during sleep. For more information on sleep apnea treatment, we welcome you to call or visit our dental practice today. We are committed to helping you improve your health!

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