Sleep Apnea Treatment in Jonesboro, AR

Are your quality of sleep and quality of life affected by sleep apnea? At Southard Family Dentistry, mild to moderate sleep apnea can be successfully treated using oral appliance therapy. Our Jonesboro, AR dental office provides custom-fitted oral appliances as an effective, conservative approach to managing snoring and other sleep-disordered breathing problems!

What Is Sleep Apnea?

woman wide awake at night due to her husband's sleep apneaIdentified as continual pauses in breathing during sleep, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a reaction to your muscles relaxing during sleep and gravity pulling your airway closed. Sleep apnea can then lead to more serious health conditions including hypertension, memory loss, mood change, weight gain, and severe fatigue. 

What Are The Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea?

Patients who suffer from sleep apnea regularly experience: 

  • Heavy Snoring
  • Periodic Loss Of Breath While Sleeping
  • Struggling To Breathe While Sleeping
  • Constant Fatigue And Lack Of Energy
  • Weight Gain
  • Depression
  • Dry Throat
  • Irritability & Mood Swings 

Is Sleep Apnea Dangerous?

If you have been diagnosed with, or suspect that you have this condition, you could be at a higher risk for: 

  • Stroke
  • Heart Disease
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • Depression
  • Irregular Heartbeat
  • Diabetes
  • Worsening ADHD 

Sleep Apnea Treatment at Southard Family Dentistry

man awake at night because of his wife's snoring caused by sleep apneaIf you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, our team can provide you with a custom-fitted oral appliance for treatment. 

We make custom oral appliances that are designed to open airways during sleep. Generally, patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea prefer oral appliances to the bulky CPAP machines that are often provided for treatment. 

Oral appliances can help battle the effects of sleep apnea by:

  • Bringing the lower jaw open and forward
  • Holding the tongue forward
  • Lifting the drooping soft palate

Oral appliances worn in the mouth during sleep prevent soft tissues from collapsing and obstructing the airway.

We Bill Through Medical Insurance!

Most dentists do not bill through patients' medical insurance for sleep apnea treatment, but at Southard Family Dentistry, we do! This means that you can receive a thorough screening from the dentists you know and trust, without needing to seek out an outside specialist. 

If you have questions about the medical insurance billing process, please call today to speak with our patient coordinator. 

Schedule Your Sleep Apnea Screening

Sleep apnea doesn't have to disrupt your quality of life or health! Call today to schedule your sleep apnea screening. 

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