At River City Dental & Implant Center, we are committed to providing the highest possible quality of care for those who suffer from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can be devastating to your overall health, and it contributes to many serious medical conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure and liver problems. Sleep apnea also contributes to memory impairment, difficulty concentrating, insomnia, depression, anxiety, weight gain and many other conditions.

Oral appliance therapy is recommended for mild to moderate sleep apnea and snoring disorders and has been proven to work as well as a CPAP. Oral appliances are custom-made mouth guards, which work by advancing the lower jaw slightly forward. This forward movement tightens the soft tissues and muscles of the upper airway, preventing them from collapsing and blocking your airways and allowing you to breathe easily and get the rest you need.

For someone with mild to moderate sleep apnea, an oral appliance has the benefits of:

  • Reducing snoring
  • Offering less invasive treatment than a CPAP
  • Never needing a power source
  • Easily traveling
  • Not disrupting sleep partners

If you have any questions about oral appliance therapy in Germantown, Tennessee, and surrounding areas, including East Memphis, Eads, Cordova, Bartlett and Covington, and to schedule a consultation with our qualified dentist, please contact our office today at 901-755-6440.