Sleep Apnea Mouthpieces and How They Work

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Sleep apnea is most often characterized by loud, chronic snoring that is punctuated by interruptions in breathing. Some of the more immediate symptoms include morning headaches, chest pains, daytime fatigue, difficulty concentrating, mood changes, and insomnia. But if your condition continues to go untreated, you may begin to experience high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. See our sleep apnea dentist in Thousand Oaks to get your sleep apnea properly diagnosed and treated.

There are numerous treatments for sleep apnea. Sometimes lifestyle changes will be recommended to help you handle your sleep apnea. For mild cases of sleep apnea, a mouthpiece can be prescribed. An expert in sleep apnea mouthpiece in Thousand Oaks can design a custom mouthpiece just for you so that it fits perfectly in your mouth.

Mouthpieces can also be designed to treat the exact cause of your sleep apnea. A tongue retaining device can hold your tongue in a fixed position, so it will not collapse into your throat. You can also be prescribed a mandibular advancement device that will reposition your lower jaw so that your airways have more room. In more severe cases of sleep apnea, you may need to get a sleep apnea machine or undergo surgery.

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