Sleep Apnea Management in Boise
Dental Treatments for a Good Night’s Sleep
A good night’s rest is overwhelmingly taken for granted, especially with all the busy and hectic lifestyles of modern times. A well-maintained and balanced sleep schedule have proven to be effective for better general health and a standard of living. We receive additional training to provide patients with a multitude of treatment options to get a better night’s sleep.
Do I Have Sleep Apnea?
The sleep disorder called “apnea” is identified by interruptions in breathing during the night that interfere with a normal sleep cycle. This can be caused by blockages of the airway by the tongue and collapsed tissues in the throat.
- Do you snore?
- Has anyone ever said that you stop breathing during the night?
- Do you ever wake up feeling like you are choking or gasping for air?
- Are you sleepy during the day?
- Are you having trouble working or concentrating?
- Do you fall asleep while reading or watching TV or a movie?
- Have you ever almost fallen asleep while driving?
If any of this sounds familiar, it is important to get a sleep test as soon as possible to determine the seriousness of your case.
Sleep Medicine Treatments
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine approved dental sleep appliances or Mandibular Advancement Devices (MAD), as viable solutions to treat all forms of sleep apnea. An oral sleep appliance is designed to maintain an open and unobstructed airway while sleeping. Every sleep appliance is custom-fitted and pushes the lower jaw forward while pulling the tongue forward, preventing it from falling back and occluding the airway.
It’s similar to wearing a plastic mouth guard and is much more comfortable than wearing a mask associated with a CPAP machine. It is safe, portable, and highly effective.
“Dr. Weimer and his staff are kind, caring, and very accommodating! I was always afraid to go to the dentist but not anymore! They always make sure to make me feel comfortable and very relaxed.”- Sondra
“Dr. Weimar prepped me for the permanent crown & they fitted a temporary in one visit. He was gentle & efficient, keeping me informed on every detail as he went through the process. I had almost no discomfort.”- Laurynda
“Dr. Weimer is both an artist and a skilled expert. When my extractions had complications Dr. Weimer immediately did the repairs to my skull. What he did in a half-hour would have taken weeks of scheduling with other dentists!”- Rorshach
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