Sleep Apnea Treatment - East Millinocket, ME
Sleep Peacefully Through the Night at Last
Sleep apnea is a serious health problem that can affect much more than your nightly rest – it can cause real harm to your body over time, damage your professional and personal relationships, and even endanger the lives of the people around you. While CPAP is a long-proven treatment method for sleep apnea, many patients struggle to balance their lives with this clunky and uncomfortable machine, leading to a high intolerance rate.
Have you been diagnosed with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) by your physician? Is loud, chronic snoring disrupting your life and leading to unhappy family members? Surprisingly enough, a trained dentist like Dr. Delaney may be your best bet for lasting relief! Contact Katahdin Family Dental today to schedule an initial consultation or if you have any questions.
Why Choose Katahdin Family Dental for Sleep Apnea Treatment
- Current AADSM Member
- Safe, Proven Oral Appliance Therapy (Silent Nite® & More)
- Compassionate & Experienced Team
Do I Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs when a patient’s airway becomes partially or fully blocked during the night, leading to frequent awakenings and fractured sleep. If you’ve noticed any of these symptoms on a regular basis, don’t hesitate to contact a general doctor or sleep specialist for further assistance with a diagnosis:
- Excessive feelings of fatigue and exhaustion throughout the day
- Loud, chronic snoring
- Gasping, choking, and periods of absolute silence while sleeping (check with a bed partner)
- Frequent trips to the bathroom throughout the night
- Problems with memory and/or concentration
Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea & Snoring
Maybe you’ve tried CPAP in the past and haven’t achieved the results you need, or maybe you have a brand-new sleep apnea diagnosis in hand and are ready to look for the right treatment. Whatever the circumstances are, you’re welcome at our East Millinocket practice. Dr. Delaney offers dedicated oral appliance therapy is an effective method for treating sleep apnea and chronic snoring. These proven devices all work a little differently depending on the type of brand that’s recommended, but the general concept is the same – they will reposition the jaw and/or tongue comfortably as you sleep, allowing for easy, uninterrupted airflow.
One of the customized dental devices we can provide is the Silent Nite®, which positions the patient’s lower jaw forward to increase space in their airway. This normalizes breathing and helps control the factors that lead to snoring and sleep apnea. The device has a comfortable, unobtrusive fit, and the inner layer that touches the teeth and gums is very soft so that it’s barely felt at all throughout the night.