Sleep apnea is a condition in which the muscles around the tongue and throat relax and block the airflow to the lungs while a person is sleeping. This can obviously be a very dangerous condition, but it also has other side effects that many people are unaware of. Morning headaches, drowsiness even after a “full night’s sleep,” foggy brain, memory problems, and more can be caused by sleep apnea. Even though people may not remember tossing and turning all night or repeatedly losing their breath, or even snoring all night, that does not mean that they got a good rest during the night. A spouse may be able to tell you how well you slept (or didn’t!), or a sleep study can provide information about your sleep habits. Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD has been practicing for over thirty years and has the experience patients with sleep apnea need in order to breathe and sleep better at night.
Dr. Wayne Suway is one of less than 2,500 in the United States that has been awarded a Mastership of Dentistry by the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Suway offers his expertise for helping those who suffer from sleep apnea find relief. He offers all of his patients a personalized treatment plan to ensure that they get the individual care that they need. A CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) device is an effective solution for most people, however, it is often a very uncomfortable. Dr. Suway offers the Dorsal Appliance as an alternative solution. This appliance is similar to a fitted mouth guard, and it keeps the airway open; it is worn at night, and it eliminates snoring and sleep apnea.
If you want to address sleep apnea, or even snoring, call the dental practice of Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD today. We are dedicated to helping patients care for their entire oral health, which includes treatment for sleep apnea. Dr. Suway wants to partner with his patients to ensure that they live a healthy life, starting with their oral health.