Sleep Medicine

Do you have sleep apnea? Does your partner suffer from your loud snoring? Your most effective solution can be found at your dentist. Seacrest Dental is proud to offer dental sleep medicine to patients in Miramar Beach area. We bring extensive knowledge in this field of general dentistry, which focuses on treating sleep disorders with the use of oral appliance therapy.

Sleep apnea and snoring often go hand in hand. Sleep apnea can pose a major threat to both your quality of sleep and your quality of life. Untreated sleep apnea can even cause problems within your health, ranging from daytime fatigue to congestive heart failure. If you want a comfortable, long-lasting remedy for your disturbed sleep patterns, consider dental sleep medicine from Seacrest Dental. We offer oral appliance therapy that fits just like a retainer or athletic mouthguard, yet it can prevent your airway from collapsing while supporting the jaw in a forward position. This is a proven treatment for sleep apnea and snoring, and an excellence choice for those that want to avoid a CPAP machine.

Sleep Apnea Treatment

Obstructive sleep apnea is a common yet serious condition that involves one or more pauses in breathing while you sleep. Many times this is evident by a person waking up gasping for air or snoring loudly through the night. By treating this chronic sleep disorder, you can avoid symptoms such as irritability, fatigue and anxiety as well as serious medical issues like stroke, high blood pressure and heart attack.

You can trust our Seacrest dentists to work closely with your physician to ensure your sleep apnea is diagnosed and treated appropriately. We offer top quality sleep apnea appliances that are titrated to provide maximum medical improvement over a period of four to six months. Studies of oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea have shown a 77% to 95% success rate!

Relief from Snoring and Teeth Grinding

When it comes to teeth grinding and snoring, your bed partner may be the first to notice and the first to beg for treatment. Snoring can impair a good night’s sleep as well as serve as a warning sign for sleep apnea. Snoring can often be remedied with a custom fit oral appliance that is worn at night.

Appliance therapy is also first line of defense for protecting your teeth and jaw from nighttime bruxism, or teeth grinding. Teeth grinding is a popular culprit to morning headaches and TMJ (temporomandibular joint) problems. On a long-term basis, this sleep habit can also wear down your teeth or damage your dental restorations.

At Seacrest Dental, we want to help you sleep more soundly. To learn more about how a single, non-invasive oral appliance can improve your quality of life and save your health, please contact our office today. Our Miramar Beach and 30A dentists are experienced and talented when it comes to sleep medicine.

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