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Chesapeake Dental Offers Sleep Apnea Appliances in Chester, MD

Is your partner’s snoring keeping you from getting a good night’s rest? Do you feel fatigued during the day and think it may be caused by poor sleeping patterns? Dr. James Pochron can help you or your partner sleep peacefully and put an end to snoring and sleep apnea without the use of a CPAP machine.

Call Chesapeake Dental in Chester, MD for the treatment of sleep apnea and snoring.

Our practice utilizes custom-fit dental appliances that adjust and support your bite during sleep to help improve breathing patterns and help you receive a night of uninterrupted sleep.

How does it work?

When visiting our Chester, MD practice for sleep apnea treatment, you undergo an initial examination to determine your needs. We then take impressions of your bite and send them off to a lab where they craft custom-fitting TAP appliances, which are retainer-like airway management devices constructed to adjust the alignment of the jaw. The upper portion of the device attaches to the lower half to gently reposition the jaw for optimal nighttime breathing patterns

Once your TAP appliance has returned to our office from the lab, we schedule you for an initial adjustment appointment to ensure a comfortable fit. At home, patients can easily adjust their TAP appliance to better fit to their precise level of comfort.

Stop Snoring and Improve Breathing at Night

Symptoms of sleep apnea can range from feeling fatigued during waking hours to interruptions during sleep caused by episodes of gasping for air. These are generally caused by one of two ways: obstructive sleep apnea, which is a physical blockage of the airway stopping oxygen from reaching the brain; or central sleep apnea, which is the brain failing to send signals to the muscles controlling breathing while asleep. Obstructive sleep apnea may be treated with dental appliances.

If left untreated, a patient with sleep apnea may experience several complications to their health. In addition to fatigue and interrupted sleep, patients fail to receive enough oxygen while asleep, which can lead to health issues, such as morning headaches and increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and obesity.

Receive an Evaluation

Dental appliances have helped hundreds of individuals eliminate their snoring and sleep apnea, and finally receive a full night’s rest. Call or visit Chesapeake Dental, and schedule a consultation with Dr. James Pochron for sleep apnea and snoring treatment in Chester.