When you’re suffering from sleep apnea symptoms, it’s important to schedule an appointment at Think Oral Implants and Periodontics for an evaluate. Dr. Ting will perform a dental exam that looks at your mouth to see if you have signs of sleep apnea. During obstructive sleep apnea, your airway becomes collapsed or blocked, which stops you from breathing while sleeping and wakes you up repeatedly throughout the night. An oral appliance can help keep your airway open while you’re asleep. Our sleep specialists have experience with sleep dentistry and can help treat patients with sleep apnea at his Paoli, PA, dental office.
About oral appliance therapy
When Dr. Ting thinks that you can benefit from an oral appliance, he will create an impression of your teeth in which your appliance will be made based on. When it’s ready, you will revisit our dental office for a fitting. We will ensure that your appliance fits comfortably. We also will teach you how to properly clean and maintain your oral appliance too. A morning repositioner is used to realign your bite after you remove your appliance. Further adjustments can be made over time if you feel that your oral appliance isn’t fitting you the same as it once did. Some patients do suffer from bite changes with the use of this appliance. If you experience loose teeth, excessive drooling, a dry mouth, or pain in your jaw after using an oral appliance for some time, contact our dental office for an appointment for evaluation.
Learn how sleep apnea can improve your overall health and oral health
When you want to learn more about how our dentist can treat sleep apnea, schedule a consultation with our professional dental team, by calling 610-550-3333. An oral appliance can help treat sleep apnea symptoms effectively in patients of all ages. During a consultation, he can answer any questions you may have about oral appliance therapy, including how much they cost, how long they will last, and if they are covered by insurance. We serve patients in Paoli, Malvern, Berwyn, and the surrounding Pennsylvania communities with advanced periodontal procedures and dental implant treatments.