Many dentists offer some kind of treatment for sleep apnea in Wake Forest. Yet there’s usually no way to know if they are up-to-date on the latest trends. Longleaf Dentistry’s Dr. Nina Thomas is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, so you never have to wonder.Doctor Nina Thomas on sleep apnea Read Transcript
Sleep apnea affects more patients than you would think, but many patients avoid treatment because they don't want to wear CPAP mask. If you wake up and you're not feeling refreshed and healthy or you're experiencing dry mouth or morning headaches, please give us a call. We can get you fitted for a dental sleep apnea mouthpiece. This will allow you to breathe on your own and return to a healthy night of sleep.
With her training and expertise, she can:
- Create a custom-made oral appliance that allows you to breathe easily
- Suggest lifestyle changes that relieve unpleasant sleep apnea symptoms like headaches and daytime fatigue
- Stop your snoring so your entire household will rest better at night
- Reduce your risk of conditions associated with sleep apnea, such as high blood pressure and diabetes
- Provide an alternative to a CPAP machine
If your snoring keeps your household awake or if you’re experiencing other sleep apnea symptoms, call us today at 919-335-9332 for a consultation with Dr. Thomas. If you’re a new patient, ask about our $149 exam special.
Breathe Well All Night With a CPAP Alternative
If Dr. Thomas sees any signs of apnea during a dental exam or you report any sleep-related difficulties, she’ll refer you to a sleep center. The center may diagnose you with obstructive sleep apnea, a condition where your airway becomes blocked frequently throughout the night. If so, Dr. Thomas will fit you for a custom-made sleep apnea appliance. The appliance is an alternative to a CPAP machine, another common form of sleep apnea treatment.
Patients find an oral device:
- Unobtrusive – Unlike a CPAP, which involves wearing a mask over part of your face, you simply slip an appliance into your mouth. It eases your jaw into a position that keeps your airway open while you sleep. Both you and your bed partner will find it easier to adjust to a sleep appliance vs. a CPAP.
- Comfortable – You won’t breathe pressurized air with an appliance, so you won’t awaken with a dry mouth and throat. There’s no mask to rub against your face or tubing to get tangled in.
- Convenient – An appliance requires no batteries or electricity. It fits in your hand, so it’s small enough to easily go anywhere with you.
For help with sleep apnea in Wake Forest, call us today at 919-335-9332.