Do you feel tired throughout the day? Has your partner complained about your snoring?
Sleep apnea can disrupt your sleep and lead to serious health issues.
Our dentists at Gooch Family Dental in Birmingham, AL, can treat your sleep apnea with a custom-fitted oral appliance.
Are You Ready
for a Full Night of Rest?
Contact Our Birmingham Practice
Our dental office uses 3D technology to create custom mouthguards that treat your sleep apnea. Many patients prefer oral appliances over continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy because they are more comfortable and convenient to use. Contact our Birmingham, AL, practice to request your consultation.
Why Is It Important to Treat Sleep Apnea? The Sleeping Disorder Can Lead to Severe Health Concerns
Sleep apnea can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke, which can have a lasting, negative impact on your overall health.
Sleep apnea, specifically obstructive sleep apnea, can increase your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
Without proper rest, many sleep apnea patients have difficulty focusing, impaired memory, daytime sleepiness, and mood fluctuations. Sleep apnea can also increase your risk of developing depression.
How Our Dentists Treat Sleep Apnea The Benefits of an Oral Appliance Over CPAP Therapy
A CPAP machine provides a continuous flow of air pressure to keep your upper airway open while you sleep. This large machine has a hose attachment that connects to a mask. You need to wear the mask over your nose and mouth for it to function properly. Many patients find this uncomfortable when trying to fall asleep and do not use the machine as regularly as they should.
Our dentists can make a custom oral appliance that fits like a retainer while you sleep. This oral appliance is designed to keep your upper airway open by shifting your lower jaw forward and preventing your tongue and other soft tissue from blocking the flow of air. Our dentists custom-tailor your device to move your jaw into the best position to prevent airway blockage.
Are You Suffering From Daytime Sleepiness? Contact Our Birmingham Practice
Our dentists have the skill, experience, and technology to help treat your sleep apnea with an oral appliance. Through the use of our 3D scanner, we can customize your oral appliance to perfectly suit your needs and allow you to breathe easily all night long.
All our dentists are patient-focused and strive to exceed expectations. We take pride in providing effective, non-invasive treatment for our sleep apnea patients and helping improve their quality of life.
Contact our Birmingham, AL, dental practice to request your consultation.
Patient-Focused Care Creates 5-Star Experiences
Easily the best dental experience we have had... They are very kind, efficient and knowledgeable. I highly, highly recommend them.View on Google
Greatest dentist experience I have ever had! Staff worked very efficiently together and all of them were so kind... Thank you so much!View on Google
What to Expect During Sleep Apnea Treatment
The first step in seeking treatment is to call our Birmingham, AL, practice and request a consultation.
Custom oral appliances made by our dentists can prevent adverse medical conditions and promote restful sleep.
Can I Buy an Over-the-Counter Mouthguard? Not To Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Our customized appliances place your jaw in the proper position to prevent airway blockage while you sleep. An over-the-counter mouthguard, on the other hand, is designed to protect your teeth from blunt forces and will do nothing to shift the positioning of your jaw. Without a customized oral appliance, you will still suffer from sleep apnea symptoms. Contact our dental practice today to request your sleep apnea consultation and discover the benefits of a good night's sleep.
We Treat Every Patient Like Family and Strive To Provide 5-Star Care
Professional, and yet they make you feel like family. This office is not your normal dentist office. From the moment you walk in the door, their goal is to provide quality service and care.View on Google
These people are amazing, they made me feel like I’ve been with them for years even though this was my first time. They don’t down-talk you, they explain everything you want them to…they’re just great people!View on Google