Treat Sleep Apnea and Insomnia in Powell
Do you suffer from daytime exhaustion, no matter how much sleep you get the night before? Are morning headaches or dry mouth common when you wake up? Has your bed partner noticed any lapses in your breathing or chronic snoring? These are all signs that you could be struggling with sleep apnea, a potentially dangerous condition that’s characterized by constant sleep disruptions. At Wedgewood Complete Dentistry, Dr. Ryan Eskridge and Dr. Norman Straker offer guidance and treatment for sleep apnea so you can finally beat insomnia and get back to enjoying a worry-free night’s sleep. Plus, our Powell, OH office now offers free sleep apnea screenings during every six-month checkup!
What is Sleep Apnea?
OSA, or obstructive sleep apnea, is caused by the patient's airway being partially or completely blocked during sleep. Normally, the throat remains open allowing air to pass through, but if the muscles in the upper throat are too relaxed, the tissues can collapse over the airway. This can cause the patient to stop breathing altogether, which causes the brain to send out an emergency signal for you to wake up and readjust. While this consciousness may only last for a few seconds, you can experience these interruptions to your sleep hundreds of times each night, which prevents the deep rest patients need. Not only is a good night’s sleep impossible, this interrupted breathing has been linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and a shorter overall lifespan.
Sleep Apnea Treatment Options
While many patients with moderate sleep apnea use a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure mask (CPAP) that pushes air through their nasal passages during sleep, others find this process tedious and disruptive. Here in Powell, our doctors are happy to offer customized oral appliances as an alternative. These tools reposition the tongue and mandible so that blockage doesn’t occur.Our goal at Wedgewood Complete Dentistry is the highest level of overall health for our patients. The Dental Oral Appliance Therapy or COAT is extremely effective for treating mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea and has been approved by the FDA for many years. Our doctors at Wedgewood Complete Dentistry have years of experience treating this potentially life-threatening disease.
Contact Us to Learn More
Everyone deserves to enjoy a good night’s rest. If you’re experiencing any suspicious symptoms that may point to sleep apnea or insomnia, please reach out to our experienced staff. At Wedgewood Complete Dentistry, we take pride in treating our valued patients of all ages with kindness, comfort, and exceptional quality care. Contact our Powell, OH location today if you have any questions, or if you’re ready to schedule your first appointment! We also serve the nearby areas of Dublin, Shawnee Hills, Lewis Center, Westerville, and beyond. Our goal at Wedgewood Complete Dentistry is the highest level of overall health for our patients.