Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea Treatments in Lexington, KY - Oral Appliances - Anti-Snoring Devices

Sleep apnea is a condition where patterns of deep sleep are disrupted by a patient’s inability to breathe freely through their nose and mouth. Those who suffer from sleep apnea are likely to wake themselves up multiple times throughout the night after they’ve stopped breathing for a few moments and almost choke themselves in an attempt to breathe normally. The blocked airways that contribute to sleep apnea are serious, but many people may not know exactly what can be done to help. If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and are looking for a comfortable and convenient way to take care of your condition, the office of Bob Polancich, DMD provides treatment for sleep apnea in Lexington, KY.

How Can a Dentist Treat Sleep Apnea?

You may be surprised to learn that a dentist is able to effectively treat your sleep apnea symptoms by giving you an oral appliance that looks like a retainer.

Patients will first need to speak to their primary doctor to be sure that their condition is indeed sleep apnea. Once diagnosed by a physician, Dr. Polancich can fit you for a special oral appliance that allows you to breathe freely while sleeping. The appliance is shaped like a set of top and bottom retainers that are joined by a connecting piece – this allows the appliance to hold your jaw forward and keep airways open, so you don’t stop breathing during sleep and are able to enjoy renewing rest provided by deeper sleep cycles.

The Benefits of Treating Sleep Apnea with an Oral Device

Patients with sleep apnea pull themselves out of REM sleep many times through the night, meaning they never get to the point in a healthy sleep cycle where they’re getting the kind of sleep that renews and provides them with energy for the day. Disrupted sleep patterns can lead to severe drowsiness during the day, as well as chronic headaches, the inability to focus, and an increased likelihood for obesity and other health concerns. One of the best things you can do for your own health and well-being is get a good night’s sleep. If you have sleep apnea, why put off treatment at the expense of your health?

If you thought the only way to treat sleep apnea was with the use of a bulky CPAP machine, see Dr. Polancich to discuss your options for treatment of sleep apnea in Lexington. While it’s true that a CPAP machine is the first line of defense against sleep apnea and snoring conditions, it is not the only treatment method that can provide you with relief of your sleep apnea symptoms. Getting treatment with an oral appliance is:

• Comfortable
• Easy-to-use
• Effective
• Less costly

Dr. Polancich is specially trained to treat sleep apnea and snoring so that patients can get better quality sleep and be more energetic and aware during their daily life. As with most dental treatments, the first step is to visit our office for your free initial consultation. Once your sleep apnea appliance is ready for you to wear, you will return to our office, where we adjust the device for the best fit for you. Patients who use these devices see an incredible improvement in quality of sleep in a matter of days.

Don’t Suffer With Snoring and Disrupted Sleep!

If you have sleep apnea, there’s an easier way to ensure that both you and your partner consistently get good quality sleep. With sleep apnea treatment in Lexington from Dr. Polancich, you can sleep through the night and enjoy better overall health. Contact our office today to schedule your initial consultation!