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Can sleep apnea be treated?

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep condition that requires treatment. If you’re diagnosed with sleep apnea, it means you cease breathing several times during the night. Over time this can lead to high blood pressure, sudden stroke, heart health issues, and organ complications.

Sleep Apnea Treatment in Lincoln, NE

Your dentist in Lincoln, NE offers sleep apnea treatment to restore restful and safe sleep.

Symptoms of sleep apnea include:

  • Snoring
  • Dry throat
  • Sore throat
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Mood changes
  • Blood pressure elevation

Sleep apnea has also been associated with a condition called bruxism (teeth clenching and grinding). Bruxism can cost you your teeth and interfere with life quality—neck, head, and shoulder pain.

Treatment for sleep apnea includes the CPAP machine, which is difficult or impossible for some patients to get used to. Fortunately, our dentist offers alternative treatment in Lincoln.

Appliance therapy is a small and comfortable oral device worn during sleep. It is lightweight and packs easily for travel. The device fits over the teeth and keeps your airway open as you sleep.

Do You Suspect Sleep Apnea?

Talk to us about a take-home sleep monitor to help diagnose this condition. However, if you’ve already been diagnosed, talk to our dentist about appliance therapy today. We’ll arrange a consultation to determine whether a sleep appliance is right for you.

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