Personalized Sleep Solutions
At Autobee Dental Center, the opportunities for personalized, professional treatment don’t end with your teeth. Our team can also offer solutions to address sleep-related issues that may be affecting your oral health or whole-body wellness. Dr. Thomas Autobee has been a Diplomate of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine since 2004. Thanks to his expertise in the field of sleep dentistry, he’s able to provide oral devices that can treat sleep apnea, bruxism, and chronic snoring.
Read on to discover how Dr. Autobee can help you achieve healthy, rejuvenating sleep on a regular basis.
Sleep apnea affects millions of Americans, interfering with their ability to get the quality sleep they need to feel their best. Not only can sleep apnea leave patients fatigued and irritable, it can also contribute to serious health issues like stroke and cardiovascular disease. Effective treatment options are available for sleep apnea, but too often patients discontinue their use due to the discomfort and hassle of traditional methods.
CPAP machines, the standard treatment for sleep apnea, can be noisy, embarrassing, and uncomfortable to wear during sleep. Luckily, there are alternatives for patients who aren’t satisfied with using a CPAP machine to treat obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Autobee can provide an oral appliance to help resolve your sleep apnea symptoms without the need for a machine. These devices are worn while sleeping, gently adjusting your jaw to open your airway for clear, unrestricted breathing. Oral appliances for sleep apnea are personalized for your comfort, small enough to bring anywhere, and completely silent and discreet.
If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea and aren’t satisfied with your current treatment, schedule a consultation with Dr. Autobee to see if an oral appliance could help you achieve the quality sleep you deserve. If you suspect you have sleep apnea but haven’t received a diagnosis, Dr. Autobee can help facilitate a sleep study with a trusted specialist and guide you on your journey to better sleep.
Snoring & Bruxism Relief
You don’t have to let issues with snoring or grinding your teeth stop you or your loved ones from getting a good night’s rest. Dr. Autobee can offer comfortable, removable oral appliances that treat both of these conditions, allowing you to breathe quietly and protecting your teeth from harm.
Oral appliances for snoring work by keeping your airway open and preventing your tongue from falling towards the back of your throat. This stops the cause of snoring at its source, letting you breathe freely without the noisy disturbance. If you suffer from bruxism, these devices also provide a buffer between your upper and lower arches of teeth, preventing you from grinding and clenching them together. This alleviates strain on the jaw and prevents your teeth from becoming chipped or worn by grinding.
Address Your Sleep Issues Today
Relief is available for sleep disordered breathing, snoring, and bruxism at Autobee Dental Center. Dr. Thomas Autobee has the training and experience to ensure you get the quality sleep your body needs. If you’re ready to get a good night’s sleep, contact us today by calling (719) 543-8940 and schedule an appointment at our Pueblo dental practice.
Frequently Asked Questions
Generally, older adults and males are at a higher risk for sleep apnea. Obesity, excessive smoking and drinking excessively, and a family history of the condition may also increase your risk. Even if these risk factors don’t describe you, sleep apnea can affect patients of any age. The best way to know with certainty whether or not you’re suffering from sleep apnea is to undergo a sleep study conducted by a specialist.
Sleep apnea causes more problems than simple fatigue. When left untreated, sleep apnea can contribute to serious health complications, including:
- Increased blood pressure
- Mood instability
- Heightened stress
- Weight gain
- Cardiovascular issues
- Increased risk of stroke
If you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, weight loss can sometimes help reduce your symptoms. By decreasing the buildup of fatty tissue in the neck, you’ll decrease the amount of pressure required to keep your upper airway open. This can promote healthy airflow during sleep and minimize your experience of obstructive sleep apnea symptoms.