The team of Nashua Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry, PLLC provide general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry solutions. Patients in the community know and trust them to offer comprehensive care for their oral health care needs. When patients have conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea, they are often surprised to learn that treatment can be obtained from their dental professional.
Obstructive sleep apnea
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea may have been told that they have a sleeping disorder. This condition causes patients to briefly stop breathing hundreds of times a night, keeping them from getting a good night’s rest. These patients are unable to achieve the deep levels of restorative sleep required to function at their best. This is due to an obstruction in the airway. The obstruction may be caused by misalignment of the jaw or the tongue falling back into the throat.
Treatment of OSA
The best treatment for OSA will vary from patient to patient. Most physicians recommend a CPAP machine. CPAP is a specialized air pressure machine with a mask that is worn over the nose and mouth to keep the airways open at night. However, many patients don’t find this comfortable. Instead, special splint treatments can help.
Learn more about treatment for obstructive sleep apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea affects many patients in and around the area of Nashua, New Hampshire. Dr. Judith A. Whitcomb of Nashua Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry, PLLC work with patients to get a proper diagnosis so that treatment can be obtained. If you have been experiencing the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea and feel as though you could benefit from diagnosis and treatment with our team, call us today. Our practice can be reached at (855) 363-3793 or visit us at 1 Trafalgar Square #103 in Nashua New Hampshire.