Our Comfortable & Custom Solutions Alleviate Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a disorder that interrupts normal breathing during sleep. In more serious cases, patients may stop breathing hundreds of times a night. There are two types of sleep apnea:

  • Obstructive sleep apnea, which occurs when the tissues of your throat collapse and cause a complete or partial closing of your airway during sleep.
  • Central sleep apnea, which occurs when your brain fails to signal normal breathing.

A custom oral appliance can limit episodes where obstructive sleep apnea stops your breathing. While a CPAP machine – a common remedy for sleep apnea – uses pressurized air to keep your airway open, our custom oral appliances shift the position of your jaw forward to open and stabilize the airway.

These appliances:

  • Can sometimes be used instead of a CPAP machine
  • Are typically more comfortable and easier to wear
  • In cases where a CPAP is still required, may allow more comfortable settings when worn in combination with a CPAP device

Dr. Maggie Ernst has expanded her practice to include the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. She has completed extensive training with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. She would love to discuss your options for treating snoring and/or obstructive sleep apnea.

Be on the Lookout for Common Sleep Apnea Symptoms

For professional help with sleep apnea, visit the team at Bell Dental Group. We will assist you with finding a sleep study center and then help you determine the best treatment options. For your reference, here are some common sleep apnea symptoms:

  • Frequent migraines or headaches, especially in the morning
  • Chronic snoring
  • Suddenly waking up to the feeling of choking or gasping
  • Frequently waking with a sore or dry throat
  • Sleepiness or inability to focus during the day
  • Forgetfulness

Start sleeping soundly with Cincinnati sleep apnea treatment from Bell Dental Group. Call us today at 513-802-9440 to set up an informative consultation. You can also schedule online. Be sure to set up an appointment for your next regular checkup as well.