If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and bruxism, it may not have been explained to you exactly what that is and what it does to your body. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by loose skin at the back of the throat obstructing the airway while you are sleeping and causing loud snoring and your breathing to stop temporarily. This may happen over and over each night, causing you not to get good rest and healthy sleep.
Bruxism is excessive teeth grinding or jaw clenching and can cause great pain in your jaw. It is not related to talking or eating. Grinding your teeth can be caused by stress, but it most often occurs while you are sleeping, and can be caused by an abnormal bite or crooked teeth. It can also be caused by sleep apnea.
OAT treatment for sleep apnea and bruxism or oral appliance therapy is a mouth appliance that fits comfortably and keeps the airway open, stopping sleep apnea and teeth grinding.
If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and bruxism, Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics will take impressions of your teeth and provide you with OAT treatment for sleep apnea and bruxism in North Lauderdale that is truly comfortable and helps solve the problems you might be having at night. Because it fits your mouth and doesn’t distort while you are wearing it the way that boil and wear over-the-counter oral appliances often do, this customized oral appliance therapy in North Lauderdale, Florida doesn’t cause mouth irritation and you are more likely to wear it at night. Treatments don’t work if you don’t use them, and the OAT treatment is so comfortable that most patients are happy to use it.
CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines are wonderful treatments for sleep apnea, but there is a high incidence of non-compliance with the treatment, and that is mainly because of the noise and because they are uncomfortable. You are hooked to a machine with a long hose, and many people unhook them while they are sleeping because they just do not sleep soundly with them. They also do not solve the problem of teeth grinding, and that is something that OAT treatment for sleep apnea in North Lauderdale can do.
If you think that you are ready to talk to someone about Oat treatment for sleep apnea in North Lauderdale to help with your bruxism or your obstructive sleep apnea, please contact the office of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics to schedule an appointment at (954) 217-3737. Or if you prefer, visit their website for more information on the subject.
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