Sleep apnea is a serious problem that needs to be addressed. if you have a sleeping partner, ask them if you have been snoring heavily, chocking or gasping for air or if stop breathing entirely while you sleep. Once you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, our dentist can treat you for sleep apnea in Dillon, Montana.
A variety of treatments are used for sleep apnea, such as dental appliances that reposition the lower jaw and tongue, a CPAP machine, surgery and lifestyle changes. Without treatment, sleep apnea can result in health complications such as heart disease, high blood pressure and extreme fatigue.
An oral appliance from Dr. Spencer Hughes can help treat your sleep apnea by keeping your jaw in a fixed position and ensuring that your tongue does not block your airway. More severe cases of obstructive sleep apnea may require treatment from a sleep physician or a surgeon. If you would like to learn more about how our treatments can improve your health and the quality of your sleep, please call 406-683-2550 to schedule a sleep apnea consultation at Birch Creek Dental.