Sleep apnea is a disorder in which your breathing pattern is disrupted during sleep. Blocked or restricted airways occur in your nose, mouth, or throat. Airways often become blocked when your throat muscles and tongue relax when you sleep. If you experience any of the following symptoms, Dr. Karey may treat sleep apnea in Ann Arbor, Michigan:
- Not feeling rested after sleep
- Feeling tired during the day
- Waking with a headache
Your partner may notice the following when you sleep:
- You stop breathing
- You snore loudly
- You choke or gasp
- You toss and turn
To treat sleep apnea, our dentists supply custom-fitted oral devices that push your tongue and jaw forward. This makes your airway larger, improving airflow. Oral devices also reduce the risk of tissues collapsing during sleep and narrowing your airway. Oral devices can improve the quality of your sleep and reduce tiredness during the day. Oral devices reduce episodes of disrupted breathing during sleep. Be sure to have our dentists check the fit of your oral device regularly.
We welcome you to contact our office today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment with our dentists.