Treat Sleep Apnea in Crofton So You Can Rest Easy

Sleep apnea in Crofton is more than an annoyance. It’s a potentially serious health problem. Research has linked it to conditions including high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. Dr. Sood will assess your symptoms and help you get a sleep test, if needed. She may also recommend a custom-made mouthguard.

This sleep appliance will:

  • Allow you to breathe freely throughout the night so your sleep isn’t interrupted and you get the rest you need
  • Stop your loud snoring so other members of your household can also enjoy more restful sleep
  • Improve your relationships with your loved ones at home and colleagues at work because you’ll feel less irritable
  • Eliminate unpleasant symptoms like headaches and dry mouth
  • Lessen your risk of serious health issues linked to apnea
  • Provide a hassle-free alternative to CPAP treatment

Ready for a better night’s rest? Call Crofton Dental Center today at 301-261-3800.

Benefit From a Less-Intrusive Alternative to a CPAP

Obstructive sleep apnea is a common problem that occurs when muscles relax during sleep and block your airway. This blockage causes you to gasp for breath, leading to frequent interruptions of sleep. You may not even be aware it’s occurring, though a bed partner may notice you struggling to breathe.

The two most common methods of sleep apnea treatment are a mouthguard or a CPAP machine, both of which keep your airway clear throughout the night. Most patients find a mouthguard:

  • Less Intrusive – A mouthguard fits easily into your mouth, similar to one you wear for sports. There’s no mask over your face or tubing connecting you to a machine. There’s also no noise. You and your bed partner will both find it easy to adjust to a mouthguard.
  • More Comfortable – Our mouthguards are made from digital dental impressions for a custom fit. They fit better than store-bought mouthguards, so they feel better in your mouth.
  • Easier to Use – A mouthguard fits into a pocket or purse, so it can travel with you anywhere. Unlike a CPAP, you won’t need electricity, batteries, or distilled water.

If you suspect you may have sleep apnea in Crofton, ask Dr. Sood about it at your next dental exam. You can also call us today to request a consultation with her or request an appointment online.