Obstructive sleep apnea is a dangerous disorder, and if you have been diagnosed with it, it is nothing to take lightly. Sleep apnea is caused by loose skin at the back of the throat that covers up your airway when you lie down and go to sleep. You stop breathing when this happens, and in some cases, it happens hundreds of times every night. You may also have been diagnosed with bruxism, or teeth grinding. This is a condition that goes hand in hand with sleep apnea, and it can be very painful.
Sleep apnea is a serious, life-threatening condition, and it causes your whole health to fail because your organs are not getting enough oxygen at night. You probably feel very tired all the time, which can also be dangerous, especially if you drive a car or even operate any kind of machinery at work or at home.
You may have been prescribed a CPAP machine. CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure. It is a treatment for obstructive sleep apnea; the machine uses air pressure to keep the throat open by pushing the air through a tube into a mask that fits over the nose or mouth. CPAP machines can save lives; unfortunately, many people with sleep apnea don’t use them at night. They’re uncomfortable and they’re loud. They can also restrict your movement.
Fortunately, there is OAT treatment for sleep apnea and bruxism in Parkland, Florida. OAT stands for oral appliance therapy, and it is approved by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. This approved treatment is customized for you so that it fits in your mouth comfortably and fully. It stops the bruxism (teeth grinding) that you have also been diagnosed with and keeps your airway open comfortably. There is much more compliance with OAT treatment for sleep apnea and bruxism in Parkland because the small appliance in your mouth is comfortable, and it makes no noise, unlike a CPAP machine.
Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics is an expert in OAT treatment in Parkland. She will take impressions of your teeth and provide you with a mouth appliance that is really comfortable and helps your sleep apnea. The customized oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea and bruxism she will provide you with won’t distort like an over-the-counter boil and wear appliances. It also will fit your mouth well, and it doesn’t cause mouth irritation. This means you are much more likely to use it at night.
If you think that you are ready to talk to someone about Oat treatment for sleep apnea and bruxism in Parkland, 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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