Sleep Apnea

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  • Avoid a cumbersome CPAP machine
  • Sleep better & feel better during the day
  • Reduce or eliminate your snoring

Stop Snoring by Treating Sleep Apnea in Frankfort, KY

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 Without a CPAP

We want you to be as healthy as you can be. 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.

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 airway to keep it open. Unfortunately, around half the people given a CPAP stop using it. Some people don’t like wearing a mask, while others are bothered by the feeling of the air pressure or the sound the machine makes.

We offer an alternative treatment option: a SomnoDent oral appliance. The appliance looks and feels a lot like an athletic mouthguard. It will be:

  • Custom-made to fit your teeth and comfortable to wear
  • Noiseless, so it won’t bother you or your bed partner
  • Easy to use, with no need for electricity or batteries
  • Effective in helping you breathe, by pulling your lower jaw forward slightly

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.

If you have or suspect you may have untreated sleep apnea in Frankfort, KY, call 502-783-6322 today to schedule an exam or make an appointment online.

Common Questions About Sleep Apnea

What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is the periodic blockage of your airway during sleep. This causes you to stop breathing momentarily before waking up just long enough to take a few normal breaths. Your tongue and other soft tissues in the back of your throat can relax to the point where they block the airway, usually without any awareness that this is happening.

Why is sleep apnea bad?

Sleep apnea can greatly affect the quality of your sleep, leaving you drained and exhausted during your workday. Sleep apnea has also been linked to serious health conditions like high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes. Getting help for your sleep apnea now can improve your quality of life as well as your life span.

How is sleep apnea treated?

If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, your dentist here at Bell & Bell Dentistry can have a custom oral appliance made for you to wear while you sleep. It will fit comfortably in your mouth and move your lower jaw gently forward to help keep your airway open. The appliance will improve your quality of sleep and help reduce noisy snoring.

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