Sleep Apnea Therapy & Treatment
Do you suffer from chronic snoring that keeps your family awake and annoyed every night? Have daytime exhaustion and painful headaches become routine after sleep? These are all symptoms of sleep apnea, a potentially dangerous condition that involves partial or full blockage of your airway while unconscious. If you’ve been positively diagnosed by your general doctor or a sleep specialist, please contact Dr. Philip Batson here at Columbia Healthy Smiles today for the help you need to get a good night’s rest.
Other symptoms of sleep apnea besides the ones above include:
- Waking up with a strangely dry mouth or throat every morning
- Problems with memory and concentration
- Making gasping or snorting sounds constantly when asleep
- Long periods of complete silence when sleeping (check with a bed partner!)
While a dentist may not be the first person you think of when faced with sleep apnea, Dr. Batson is happy to help here in Columbia, MO. With a customized oral appliance (commonly known as a snoreguard), we can comfortably alter your jaw so that your airway is never blocked, minimizing your snoring and allowing you to rest easy throughout the night.