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Dentistry of Fishers

What is sleep apnea treatment?

We offer sleep apnea treatment in Fishers, IN, to help our patients rest safely and comfortably during the night.

What Is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a medical condition that causes the sufferer to stop breathing several times during sleep. Breathing cessation cuts off oxygen temporarily but repeatedly throughout the night, promoting multiple health complications, including high blood pressure and an increased risk for heart attack.

Symptoms of sleep apnea include:

  • Snoring
  • Throat irritation
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • High blood pressure
  • Forgetfulness
  • Mood changes
  • Weight gain

Many patients try the traditional CPAP machine to combat their sleep apnea, but this approach takes some getting used to. In fact, some patients never acclimate to the CPAP. It is a bulky machine that delivers positive airflow through a mask while you sleep.

Sleep Apnea Treatment in Fishers, IN

Our compassionate dentist offers appliance therapy, in many instances, a safe alternative to the CPAP machine. It is a custom appliance that fits over the teeth but keeps the airway open at night. As a result, it is far less cumbersome than the traditional CPAP.

To learn whether appliance therapy is suitable for your level and type of sleep apnea, we encourage you to arrange a consultation with our dentist in Fisher, IN.

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