How a Las Vegas, NV area dentist can help with sleep disorders
Sleep disorders can not only affect the ability for someone to get a good night’s rest, but it can also affect their day-to-day quality of life. When patients have sleeping disorders, they may experience daytime fatigue, which can make it difficult for them to drive or work safely, or focus on their daily routine. Las Vegas, NV dentist, Dr. Christopher Lim, offers a solution that many patients don’t realize is available: oral appliance therapy.
What is oral appliance therapy?
It is the use of a special mouth guard that can help with conditions such as:
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
These conditions are all rooted in the mouth. Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common sleep disorder, which can be improved with the use of oral appliance therapy.
What is OSA (obstructive sleep apnea)?
Patients are often diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea after a sleep study with their primary physician. However, when this condition has been determined to be the source of problems, many doctors will suggest the use of a CPAP machine. This is a cumbersome device that can make it difficult to sleep because it is uncomfortable and noisy. However, patients can use an oral appliance that fits comfortably in their mouth to offer the same treatment of symptoms. Oral appliance therapy is also incredibly affordable, effective, and easy to wear and care for!
Learn about the treatment of sleep disorders at the dentist today!
At Hillside Dental, patients in Las Vegas, NV can discuss oral appliance therapy with a dental professional. Contact Dr. Christopher Lim and his team today by calling 702-666-8584 to schedule an appointment. Patients can then visit the practice at 6090 S. Fort Apache Rd, Ste 120 and discuss treatments in depth with a dentist they know and trust!