- Avoid a cumbersome CPAP machine
- Sleep better & feel better during the day
- Reduce or eliminate your snoring
Dr. Bell Discusses Bell & Bell Dentistry's Approach in Treating Sleep Apnea Read Transcript
Dr. Bell Discusses Bell & Bell Dentistry's Approach in Treating Sleep Apnea
We let them know that probably a sleep deficiency is one of the greatest undiagnosed medical problems in the United States. People don't even know that until it reaches a point where somebody has to tell them, or they can't stay awake during the day and they know something serious is ... now, there are very much different degrees of sleep apnea. Some of them we can treat very simply with an oral appliance, and we can do much with that.
But also, there's neurological problems involved, and you have to differentiate, and even though we may not do that part of it, we have to be cognizant enough to know when we need any additional help, or to refer to that place first and then combine our treatments together. It is not just a one-stop deal at all, and it has to be looked into pretty seriously.
We're not in the business of selling appliances, we're in the business of getting the correct diagnosis and see it if there's one way, two ways, or a combination of ways to do it.
To be healthy, you need healthy sleep. When you have untreated sleep apnea in Frankfort, KY, you aren’t getting the rest that you should. By coming to our office, you could:
- Wake up refreshed
- Snore less
- Feel alert during the day
- Improve your overall health
Dr. Joe Bell and Dr. David Bell can help you deal with this sleep disorder. You deserve good sleep. Call 502-783-6322 to find out how Bell & Bell Dentistry can help.
Enjoy Sweet Dreams Again
As part of our general dentistry, we want you to be as healthy as you can be. One of the ways we can do that is by creating a SomnoDent oral appliance for you. This is custom-made to fit your teeth. It will help you adjust to sleeping with something similar to an athletic mouthguard in your mouth. It works by pulling your lower jaw forward slightly. In doing so, you are able to breathe naturally, which helps you get the deep, healthy sleep you need and deserve.
Many people with this sleep disorder are given CPAP machines as their first attempt at treatment. This involves wearing a mask that pushes air into your airways to keep them open. Unfortunately, around half the people given a CPAP stop using it. Some people don’t like wearing a mask. Others don’t like the feeling of the air pressure, and some are bothered by the sound the machine makes.
Whether you have been recently diagnosed with sleep apnea or you are having difficulty using your CPAP, contact us to find out how an oral appliance could help you.
Experience Healthy, Restful Sleep
Snoring may be the most noticeable symptom of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), but it may distract from bigger concerns. Daytime sleepiness is often a sign of sleep deprivation. People with OSA can stop breathing dozens or even hundreds of times every night. In addition to preventing deep sleep, this can raise your risk of high blood pressure, heart attacks, and strokes.
If you have or suspect you may have untreated sleep apnea in Frankfort, KY, our office wants to help. Call 502-783-6322 today or make an appointment .