Sleep Apnea Treatment St. George Utah - Gateway Oral Health Center

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Sleep Apnea is a life threatening disease. There are many treatment options available. Dr. Eagar, a general dentist, treats sleep apnea through the use of an Oral Sleep Appliance. An Oral Sleep Appliance is a custom made oral device that is worn in your mouth when you sleep to optimize your airway allowing you to have a restful night's sleep. There are so many benefits to sleep: hormone regulation, cognition, muscle healing to name just a few. When your sleep is interrupted with frequent loss of oxygen - called apneas, your overall health is deeply affected. Come see Dr. Eagar at Gateway Oral Health Center to see if Oral Appliance Therapy is a good treatment option for you.

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Sleep Apnea Treatment St. George, UT

Oral Appliance Therapy

The oral appliance fits similarly to a mouth guard and is worn at night while the patient sleeps. The main function of the appliance is to support the jaw in a more forward position in order to keep the upper airway more open. This will help to reduce snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. A dentist is involved in this process to get the correct measurements of the mouth and teeth. These measurements are used to create the custom appliance and fit it perfectly for the patient. 3D imaging is used in this process.

If oral appliance therapy is the right direction for you, then you will come in to see Dr. Eagar and have your measurements taken to create the custom appliance. Many medical insurance plans will cover oral appliance therapy.

We bill medical insurance and we are Medicare approved providers

WHAT MAKES ORAL APPLIANCE THERAPY A GREAT OPTION?

The oral appliance fits similarly to a mouth guard and is worn at night while the patient sleeps. The main function of the appliance is to support the jaw in a more forward position in order to keep the upper airway more open. This will help to reduce snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. A dentist is involved in this process to get the correct measurements of the mouth and teeth. These measurements are used to create the custom appliance and fit it perfectly for the patient. 3D imaging is used in this process.

What to Expect: The First Visit

During the first visit to our office, Dr. Eagar will go over the benefits of the treatment and any possible side effects, as well as cost of therapy. Afterwards, a complete evaluation will be given including an examination of your teeth, jaw, tongue, airway and will possibly take a new x-ray of your mouth. A digital or physical model of your teeth are sent to a dental lab where the appliance is created. Once the oral appliance is ready, your will return to our office for a fitting. You will then learn how to clean and maintain it. Dr. Eagar may schedule you for a sleep study to verify treatment success. Follow up visits will be needed to re-adjust the appliance over time. An annual assessment will be scheduled to further the long-term success of the treatment.

Living with Oral Appliance Therapy

Treating snoring or obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy can help you feel like a new person. You will find that your symptoms, and your quality of life, can improve dramatically when you remain committed to your treatment and use it nightly. It is likely that you will sleep better, have more energy and feel sharper throughout the day. You may find that your bed partner begins to sleep better, too! The quality of life can be greatly improved through the use of an oral appliance. Many will find that their symptoms improve dramatically through committed use of the treatment every night. Higher energy and greater mental clarity throughout the day are a couple of the benefits that come from regular use.

Come in to see Dr. Eagar and get started on the path to a better quality of life.

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