East Village Dental Center in West Town Chicago.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing stops and starts repeatedly throughout the night. You may notice that you snore loudly or feel tired even after a full night’s sleep. If that is the case, you may have sleep apnea. There are two main types of sleep apnea, obstructive and central. Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common type and occurs when throat muscles relax while you sleep, where central sleep apnea occurs when your brain doesn’t send the right signals to the throat muscles that control your breathing. If you think you might have sleep apnea, call East Village Dental Centre today and schedule an appointment. It is important to seek treatment to avoid any problems that could occur in the future because of sleep apnea. The signs and symptoms of both obstructive and central sleep apnea are very similar, so it is sometimes hard to determine which type you may have. The most common signs and symptoms are:

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Loud snoring
  • Breathing that ceases while you sleep (witnessed by another person)
  • Waking up abruptly with shortness of breath
  • Awakening with a sore throat or dry mouth
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches in the morning

Luckily, there are oral and dental devices that can help treat sleep apnea. At East Village Dental Centre, we have many different treatment options available for you to choose from. Dr. Treinkman and his team of professionals will be able to recommend one that is a safe fit and fills your needs. The two most popular devices are the mandibular advancement device and the tongue-retraining device. They both resemble a mouth guard and help keep the airway open while you sleep. These devices require regular dental visits because they will need to be adjusted over time. They have high success rates because of the improvement in airflow, sleep patterns, and snoring. If you are having trouble sleeping or are experiencing any of the problems listed above, do not hesitate to call East Village Dental Centre today and schedule an appointment.

Request Appointment

Apply for CareCredit Financing