Say no to disruptive snoring – contact our talented Edgewood, KY dentists at Edgewood Dental Care in Edgewood, KY to get custom sleep apnea solutions to improve your quality of sleep and overall health!
Sleep Apnea Explained
Sleep apnea is a condition wherein your air passage becomes blocked while you sleep, resulting in problems breathing. Some people suffering from sleep apnea stop breathing hundreds of times in just one night.
About 18 million people in the United States suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. This condition can lead to:
- A number of heart problems, including heart disease, heart attack, and high blood pressure
- Decreased libido
- Extreme daytime fatigue
Diagnosing Sleep Apnea
After performing an examination, one of our skilled Edgewood, KY dentists — Drs. McMahon, Peak, Ford, or Middendorf — will order a sleep test if he suspects you may have sleep apnea.
While many doctors require you to go to an overnight lab for your sleep apnea test, we offer Sleep Optima at-home sleep tests that can monitor your sleep in the comfort of your home. This can give us more accurate results about your sleep behaviors because you can sleep better in a more familiar environment.
Treating Sleep Apnea
The most conservative sleep apnea solutions is a custom snore guard from Edgewood Dental Care.
Another method we use to treat more severe sleep apnea is with CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure. During your sleep, you will use a small mask that delivers air pressure through a machine to assist with breathing.
Snoring Solutions in Edgewood, KY
If your consultation with our dentists reveal that your snoring is not sleep apnea, we can also fit you for a custom nightguard that stops the snoring. We may also discuss how to eliminate the actual problems behind your snoring.
Dr. Kevin McMahon has achieved Diplomate status in the International Dental Implant Association, received his IV sedation certification with advanced airway and emergency management, achieved Invisalign Preferred Provider status, and has been LANAP certified to treat gum disease.
Edgewood Dental Care is committed to providing all of your dental needs under one roof, including snoring and sleep apnea solutions. Contact us today for a snoring consultation at 859-474-7830 or through our online form.