Doctor Roessler on Sleep Apnea Treatment
It’s very important for patients to get a good night’s sleep. Sometimes snoring and sleep apnea can affect that.
Snoring basically is affected by the tongue falling back in the mouth when the patient gets relaxed when they’re sleeping. Sleep apnea is a little bit different story in that the patient actually stops breathing during the night.
So, here in our office, we can treat snoring and sleep apnea with an appliance that actually will bring the patient’s jaw forward so that the tongue doesn’t fall back in the throat to obstruct the airway, and it keeps the airway open so that they can breathe. And in snoring, prevent that noise that you hear with the obstruction of the airway so that they can breathe through the night and get a comfortable night’s sleep.