Enjoy Comfortable Zanesville Sleep Apnea Treatment With a Custom Oral Appliance

If you’re not getting a restful night’s sleep, sleep apnea could be the cause. One of sleep apnea’s symptoms is chronic snoring, which means the rest of your household may not get much rest either. Fortunately, Dr. Charles Hawkins can help. He can relieve your sleep apnea symptoms and get you – and your loved ones – resting comfortably again with Zanesville sleep apnea treatment using an oral sleep appliance.

In addition to being more comfortable than a CPAP machine, many people find oral appliances:

  • Easier to Use and Maintain – Just insert the appliance into your mouth. You won’t have to find an electric outlet. And oral appliances are easier to clean, too.
  • Easier to Transport – An oral appliance easily fits into a pocket or a purse.
  • Easier to Wear – There won’t be any worries about becoming disconnected from an oral appliance during the night.
  • Less Distracting – Neither you nor your bed partner will be bothered by a sleep apnea appliance, which fits easily into your mouth and makes no noise.

If you suspect you have sleep apnea, call Hawkins Complete Dental Service at 740-214-1301 today to book a free consultation with Dr. Hawkins. Don’t delay! Research has linked sleep apnea to serious health conditions including high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and depression. You can schedule your next regular checkup at the same time.

We’ll Help You Get a Sleep Apnea Diagnosis

Dr. Hawkins is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, an independent, nonprofit board that certifies licensed dentists who treat sleep-related breathing disorders. Many dentists offer treatment for sleep apnea, but Dr. Hawkins has the credentials to back it up! He’s the first dentist in southeastern Ohio to receive national accreditation from the organization.

The first step in treating sleep apnea is getting a diagnosis. Your diagnosis must come from a physician, but Dr. Hawkins often works closely with physicians on helping patients get a sleep study. We can also provide a machine you can use in the comfort of your own home. It monitors breathing changes as you sleep. We can then download the data and send it to the physician of your choice, who uses it to make a diagnosis. Many people find this less stressful than spending the night in a sleep center.

Treat Sleep Apnea With a Custom Oral Appliance & Feel Better

The most common form of sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea, is caused when your tongue or other soft tissue blocks your airway. Sleep apnea sufferers frequently gasp to breathe and partially awaken – sometimes as many as hundreds of times a night. We can treat sleep apnea with an FDA-approved custom oral appliance that gently shifts your jaw forward to keep your airway open.

There are numerous types of appliances, which is where Dr. Hawkins’ expertise comes in. He can determine which one will work best for you. Regardless of which type you use, you’ll appreciate these benefits:

  • It will fit comfortably since it’s custom-made for you.
  • You’ll be able to easily breathe, speak, and possibly even drink liquids when wearing your appliance.
  • You might be able to get your appliance covered by your medical insurance plan!

The appliances work well for mild and moderate cases of sleep apnea. A CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine is often recommended for more severe cases. However, some people find a CPAP too restrictive or uncomfortable. One study found only about half of people prescribed a CPAP continued to use it five years after their sleep apnea diagnosis. In some cases, an oral appliance can be a good alternative to a CPAP machine.

If you’re ready for a restful night’s sleep, call Hawkins Complete Dental Service at 740-214-1301 for sleep apnea treatment in Zanesville. You can also request an appointment online. Our office is located minutes away from Eaglesticks Golf Club.

Common Questions About Sleep Apnea Treatment

What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a disorder where your breathing is disrupted repeatedly while you sleep. The cause of the disruption determines which type of sleep apnea you have, either obstructive or central. Obstructive sleep apnea is most common, characterized by the airways becoming blocked over and over while you sleep. Central sleep apnea is caused by the brain’s failure to send the proper messages to your body’s breathing mechanisms and is much more serious.

What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?

You might first suspect sleep apnea if you or your partner snore loudly night after night and no gadget or change of position seems to alleviate it. But there are many other symptoms of sleep apnea, such as daily fatigue, lapses in memory and concentration, irritability, headaches, dry mouth and sore throat in the mornings, high blood pressure, and weight gain.

Can a dentist treat sleep apnea?

Dr. Hawkins can create a custom oral appliance to fit your mouth perfectly while you sleep. This simple device is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and is more comfortable than a CPAP mask that’s worn over the nose and mouth. Our custom appliance moves the jaw forward in an ideal position for easy breathing all night long so you can get deeper, restful sleep.

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