Sherman Oaks Dental

Dr. Bryan Weyneth

1100 N. Sherman Ave., Suite 103
Naperville, IL 60563

Oral Appliance Therapy

Sleep Apnea is a sleep condition that dramatically affects the way you sleep at night. Patients will often stop breathing multiple times a night which distresses the body and the natural sleep cycle. If you are one of the millions of Americans suffering from Obtrusive Sleep Apnea, you don’t have to suffer any longer. Sherman Oaks Dental is one of the best in Naperville, Illinois for Oral Appliance therapy. Visit our offices for safe and effective sleep apnea treatment in Naperville, Illinois.

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

If you are suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Dr. Weyneth can help! Call us today and learn about our many solutions.

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Common amongst many Americans, obtsructive sleep apnea occurs when a patient's airway becomes blocked by an obstruction during sleep. There are a variety of kinds of Obtsructive Sleep Apnea, but many occur when a patient's throat muscles relax and cause the airway to partially or fully collapse.

As soon as the brain isn’t getting enough oxygen, it sends a signal to the brain to “wake up.” This causes the throat muscles to tighten and re-open the airway. However, patients with sleep apnea aren’t being woken up, and may stop breathing as many as 30 times during the night. The loss of oxygen deprives the body and disrupts the natural sleep cycle.

Instead of suffering nightly from the effects of sleep apnea, visit Sherman Oaks Dental and talk to our team about Oral Appliance Therapy!

Why Choose Us?

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When it comes to sleep apnea treatment, we have the tools and experience to help you breathe easier. The sleep apnea dentist in our office is the experienced and highly educated Dr. Bryan Weyneth. Dr. Weyneth is certified by the State Dental Board of Illinois and the Midwest Board of Dental Examiners, so you can feel that you are being treated by one of the best in Naperville sleep apnea treatment!

We understand how difficult it can be to choose the correct treatment option for you. At our Naperville family dentistry, we offer several different types of oral appliances to treat moderate sleep apnea. If you have severe sleep apnea, we also provide other methods and devices to reduce snoring and help you sleep. If you're unsure of what kind of sleep apnea treatment you need, give Dr. Weyneth a call today! He will be happy to help you pick a treatment option that works best for your unique needs.

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What is Oral Appliance Therapy?

In many cases, patients with sleep apnea can find relief with oral appliance therapy from Sherman Oaks Dental. There are a few different kinds of oral appliance therapies we offer, here are the differences between each of our oral appliance therapy treatments:

Tongue Retaining Devices (TRD)

Many of our patients with Obtrusive Sleep Apnea have a tongue that “falls back” into the throat. When the tongue falls back, it blocks the airway and reduces the flow of oxygen. A tongue retaining device (or a TRD) is worn at night to reposition your tongue and hold it in place. This device keeps your tongue from falling back into the throat and interfering with your natural sleep and breathing patterns. Dr. Bryan Weneth may use a sleep test to determine if you are one of the patients who could benefit from a Tongue Retaining Device.

Your Naperville dentist offers oral appliance therapy to help with sleep apnea.

A mandibular repositioning device focuses on keeping your jaw out of your airway, while a PAP machine keeps the airway open through air pressure.

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Mandibular Repositioning Devices (MRD)

However, sometimes, the tongue isn’t to blame for your Obtrusive Sleep Apnea. Some patients have throat muscles that over-relax and constrict, resulting in a blocked airway. To keep your neck tissues engaged, Dr. Bryan Weneth may recommend a Mandibular Repositioning Device (also known as a MRD).

An MRD works to move the jaw slightly forward to keep the throat muscles contracted and supportive of your neck, making for easy and effective breathing. The MRD is lightweight, easy to use, and doesn’t require a large amount of storage space. Patients wearing the MRD can still open their mouth, talk, and drink like they normally would. Other sleep apnea treatments don’t necessarily allow for this kind of comfort.

Many patients worry that a Mandibular Repositioning Device will be uncomfortable and bulky, but we are committed to making sure that it fits seamlessly to every contour and curve of your mouth. Additionally, we can custom make any kind of MRD based on your comfort, allergy, or pre existing dental conditions. Your comfort is one of the most important things to Sherman Oaks Dental, and we want you to sleep easy if you choose the MRD.

Positive Airway Pressure Treatment (CPAP)

If you are looking for another form of oral appliance therapy, our team may recommend a Positive Airway Pressure Treatment procedure. The treatment delivers a constant stream of oxygen to the lungs via facial mask. This keeps lungs supported and open, so you can breathe throughout the remainder of the night.

A face mask must be worn during sleep for the CPAP to be considered an effective treatment. This makes it nearly impossible to open the mouth, drink, or communicate while wearing the mask. If you think that this could be a potential issue for you, be sure to mention it to Dr. Weneth so we can find an alternative treatment option that works better for you.

However it should be mentioned that CPAP treatment devices are said to be bulky and difficult to store. Some patients have a hard time getting comfortable due to the face mask that must be worn during a CPAP treatment. Also, CPAP treatments must be connected to an electric source, which may prove difficult for you and your hobbies. You may find that an electricity-free oral appliance works best for you and your lifestyle.

Get Sleep Apnea Treatment in Naperville Today!

Don’t live another day of your life dealing with the side effects of sleep apnea. Instead, visit our Naperville family dentistry to see what kind of oral appliance therapy would best benefit you and your Obtrusive Sleep Apnea. Make an appointment at our offices on Sherman Avenue in Naperville, Illinois to find a treatment option for your sleep apnea. Call (630) 473-3843 to set up a consultation appointment today!

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