Millions of people are affected by obstructive sleep apnea in the U.S.
Most obstructive sleep apnea can be linked back to airway problems.
When a young person cannot breathe through their nose efficiently, mouth breathing habits develop.
Once these harmful habits are established, proper development of the head and neck region will be affected. This pattern will at some point lead a patient to obstructive sleep apnea.
Dental appliances for sleep apnea can be very effective at treating the right kinds of sleep apnea. For some, those that cannot tolerate a CPAP machine, it may literally be a life saver. Dr. Mingus works with your sleep doctor to make sure that a dental appliance will give you the outcome desired.
Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. This serious, lifelong medical condition affects between 18 and 30 million adults in the United States. 90% of these people are undiagnosed. Dr. Kelley Mingus provides cutting edge treatment options for patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea.
During sleep, all of your muscles relax, including those that control the tongue and throat. Snoring is often a symptom caused by this and it may completely obstruct your airway causing you to stop breathing. Through use of a specialized oral appliance, we can help you open the airway resulting a restful nights sleep.
Not all sleep apnea devices are made equally. In fact, most oral appliances given to patients for sleep apnea increase the issues that cause airway obstruction in the first place. By focusing on the whole airway system, our goal is to resolve airway obstruction without over-sized and obstructive oral devices.
If you are currently being treated for sleep apnea and not noticing the results that you wish for, Dr. Kelley Mingus may be able to help. C-Pap machines are not always the answer.
Give us a call today to schedule your initial consultation.