Dentist in Independence, MO
Do you have trouble breathing as you sleep? You may have sleep apnea. If you have been diagnosed with this condition, Dr. Robert N. Hanson and Dr. Steve Blum offer sleep apnea treatment in Independence, Missouri, with oral appliances designed to open your airway as you sleep. Schedule a consultation at Hanson Dentistry with our dentists by calling 816-373-5606.
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that is characterized by irregular or interrupted breathing during sleep. Obstruction sleep apnea, specifically, is caused by something blocking the airway during sleep, whether that stems from the tongue or soft tissues collapsing into the airway or by the position of the jaw, and it is one of the most common types of sleep apnea. Whatever the cause, sleep disordered breathing can and will affect your overall quality of life and your risk for certain medical conditions, including heart disease and high blood pressure.
The following symptoms may be signs of sleep apnea:
- Consistent snoring
- Difficulty staying asleep
- Uncharacteristic irritability
- Morning headaches or sore throats
- Consistent fatigue or always feeling tired despite sleep
Once you have received an official diagnosis of sleep apnea from a licensed physician or sleep doctor, our team will work with your and your physician to help you find the right treatment to meet your specific needs. If your sleep apnea is caused by airway obstruction, we can offer customized oral appliances to help keep your airway open as you sleep and help you rest your need to tackle your day. Each appliance is design with your comfort and specific dental needs in mind, so they will fit comfortably in your mouth.
Learn more about our dental office and the sleep apnea treatments we offer by calling or visiting our office. We cannot wait to help you achieve a better quality of life.