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Oral health and Sleep Apnea


Posted on 7/10/2023 by Mountain State Oral and Facial Surgery
Oral health and Sleep ApneaSleep apnea has distressing symptoms such as choking while sleeping, loud snoring, and waking up exhausted. This condition may be causing discomfort for you and your loved ones. If you are experiencing these symptoms, visit our practice for expert diagnosis and treatment for sleep apnea. After diagnosis, our specialists will recommend an oral appliance to treat your condition. In this article, we explain what sleep apnea is and how we treat it in our practice.

Sleep Apnea


Sleep apnea is a condition caused by tissues in your throat or neck obstructing the passage of oxygen while you sleep. This obstruction causes you to stop breathing for approximately ten to fifteen seconds and leads to snoring. Our statistics show that the majority of loud snores may be suffering from sleep apnea. This condition not only brings discomfort to those surrounding you but also puts you at greater risk of heart attack, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

How we treat it


When you visit our offices, our dentist will recommend an oral appliance to treat your sleeping condition. This oral appliance works by ensuring your airway is not obstructed as you sleep. This is achieved by placing the tongue and jaw in a forward position creating extra space at the back of your mouth and your throat for the passage of air.

The oral device we shall recommend is similar to an oral retainer or mouth guard. There exist several models of these oral appliances, and we can also customize an oral appliance to fit your needs.

We will analyze the fit of your oral appliance in future visits and adjust it for maximum effect. Our specialists will also advise you on how to clean the device. Contact us today for solutions that will enable you to sleep soundly.

Ashland Office

2301 Lexington Ave, Suite 120
Ashland, KY 41101

Beckley Office

150 Brookshire Lane
Beckley, WV 25801

Charleston Office

869 Oakwood Rd
Charleston, WV 25314

Huntington Office

3135 16th Street Road, Suite 20
Huntington, WV 25701

Hurricane Office

100 Prestige Park Drive
Hurricane, WV 25526

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4307 MacCorkle Ave SE
Charleston, WV 25304

Parkersburg Office

417 Grand Park Drive, Suite 103
Parkersburg, WV 26105

Princeton Office

220 Locust Street
Princeton,WV 24740

Vinton Office

895 E Washington Ave
Vinton, VA 24179


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