Do you or a loved one struggle with snoring or have difficulty breathing when asleep? Heavy snoring or obstructed breathing interferes with the amount of oxygen that reaches the brain, thus depriving the brain and body of oxygen.
Continuous episodes of disrupted breathing can lead to more than just fatigue; they have been linked to a wide range of negative consequences, such as weight gain, depression, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Fortunately, there are treatment options available at Charlotte Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, and you or your loved one does not have to suffer from inadequate rest any longer! This condition can literally be a matter of life or death.
At Charlotte Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we provide innovative sleep apnea screening services to help our patients find the best solution for snoring and getting a good night's rest. To learn about our sleep apnea airway evaluations, home sleep study options, and other treatment options for snoring and obstructive breathing, please do not hesitate to schedule an appointment today!
What is Airway Obstruction?
Sleep apnea is a disorder in which the airway becomes compressed, or obstructed thus limiting the individual's breathing and reducing the amount of oxygen that can reach his or her brain.
The most common type of airway obstruction is called obstructive sleep apnea, which occurs because the tongue, muscles and tissue of the oral cavity relax and fall back in the throat and compress the airway, depending on how the individual sleeps, as well as his or her specific anatomy.
The less common cause is known as central sleep apnea, in which the brain signals are not properly reaching the muscles that control breathing while sleeping. Some people even suffer from a combination of obstructive and central sleep apnea.
Even a few seconds of airway obstruction can impact the natural breathing rhythm and result in the following symptoms:
Trouble staying asleep
Gasping for air while asleep
Dry mouth or sore throat
Irritability or depression
Low quality of sleep regardless of duration of sleep
Obstructed breathing can affect anyone at any age, regardless of body type; however, the following traits may increase the risk of developing this sleep disorder:
When a patient has a medical diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea, our Charlotte office can create a custom oral appliance that supports the lower jaw and positions it forward which keeps the airway open during sleep. A sleep apnea appliance is similar to a mouth guard and is worn at night. The device, which is also known as a mandibular advancement device (MAD), is positioned in such a way that the mandible (lower jaw) is positioned forward slightly, just enough to keep the airway open for efficient breathing and to stop snoring.
Oral appliance therapy (OAT) can also be used in addition to a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device, which is currently the gold-standard treatment for obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. However, more than 60% of all patients prescribed a CPAP do not consistently use it because it is uncomfortable or cumbersome. OAT is an ideal solution for those who travel or find CPAP devices difficult to use. Many patients find OAT is a much more convenient way to improve airflow and reduce apnea episodes.
Dr. Patrick Broome and his staff in Charlotte are specially trained in fabricating and fitting a sleep appliance for our patients. We can utilize our digital impression technique and order the specific appliance you needs. Screenings are quick and reliable, and oral appliances are custom-made and titrated (adjusted) to provide the exact position that is right for you. The appliance is softer on the inside, and more sturdy on the outside, using durable, BPA-free material.
Obstructed Breathing Treatment in Charlotte, NC
Sleep apnea and heavy snoring are more than an inconvenience; they can be life-threatening disorders. Proper treatment is crucial for reducing the risk of serious health issues and even fatigued driving. If you are interested in a sleep apnea screening or snoring treatment, please do not wait to contact Charlotte Center for Cosmetic Dentistry today.
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Everyone is really friendly and glad to answer a million questions (because that’s about how many I asked). The environment is comfy, even as someone who hates the dentist office this experience was pretty pleasant for me.
Dr. Broome and his staff are personable and professional. They are genuinely concerned about creating a pleasant and comfortable environment for you at each visit. Everyone in the office is experienced and knowledgeable. They were highly recommended to me and exceeded all my expectations! Whether your goals are to improve or maintain your dental care, have dental work performed and without fear or seek cosmetic dentistry, you will not be disappointed with Dr. Broome and his great staff!
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Dr. Broome is exceptional – he is very detailed oriented, genuinely cares and has always put my needs at the forefront of every visit! The staff is amazing. I find them to be personable, courteous, friendly and extremely professional!! Everyone makes you feel comfortable and takes a personal interest in you. I highly recommend Dr. Broome and his staff for any dental needs that you have!
From the moment you step in the door you are completely at ease. Dr. Broome and his staff are so patient and listen to all of your worries and concerns. They answer any questions and explain the entire process in detail. This has been the most amazing dental experience I have ever had
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I needed a ton of “help” because of how long I let dental problems slide. They came up with a plan that took finances and my own comfort into account. Now, I smile in public. I speak clearer because I am not subconsciously hiding my teeth. I eat better, because now I can. My overall health is better as a result and that is showing in my everyday life.
Dr Broome and his team pay close attention to detail and make every effort to make their patients as comfortable as possible.Dr Broome is constantly getting educated on the cutting edge techniques and innovations in dentistry. They take excellent care of me!
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I cracked a tooth yesterday and when I was told I needed a crown I just wanted to run. I was expecting some pain or discomfort but absolutely none! I simply relaxed and enjoyed the headphones with spa music, warm blanket, comfy dental chair and absolutely fantastic dental team!
Thank you Dr. Broom and his staff! I am overwhelmed by your compassion, care and amazing talent! Special thanks to Laney, you have “held” my hand every step of the way. Heather my heartfelt thanks for your amazing and loving care!
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