Oral Appliance Therapy
Here at Dr. Kurt Gibson, DDS, we can help you with all of your oral appliance therapy needs. With our years of experience and expert knowledge, we can meet the highest of standards where oral appliances are concerned.
Most of us are fortunate enough to get plenty of sleep most nights. Generally speaking, we fall asleep shortly after going to bed, and remain asleep until our alarms tell us it is time to wake up again. Many people are not so fortunate, though, and getting a good night’s sleep is a rare thing. There can be many reasons for this, one of which is sleep apnea. This is a condition where the patient keeps being woken at night because their airways become blocked, preventing them from breathing freely. There is often a solution to the problem, though, and our expert team can help.
We can fit oral appliances that are a kind of mouthguard for you. You will wear these at night just before you go to bed and they can help cure sleep apnea in many cases. They achieve this by keeping the lower jaw pulled forward in the mouth. This helps prevent congestion in the back of the mouth that might otherwise result in blocking of the airways. With your airways clear, you can get a good night’s sleep again. Our team has the know-how and experience needed to fit a mouthguard that is just right for you.
Our oral appliances are not used only for sleep apnea. They can also be used to help prevent bruxism, which is a grinding of the teeth at night. Many people with bruxism have no idea that they are doing it and the condition is often only noticed during check-ups or treatment for other problems. The grinding of teeth at night can cause considerable damage to the teeth and also cause problems with the jaw. Visit us, and we can help you with an oral appliance that will help deal with bruxism. We can also deal with any damage that bruxism may already have caused.
Oral appliances can also help with another problem that can be very irritating for some: Snoring. Snoring is often associated with sleep apnea because it can be caused by the same thing. With the right oral appliance, though, the lower jaw can be held in place to prevent it from causing congestion at the back of the mouth. This should hopefully prevent snoring, helping the patient and their partner to sleep well at night. If you do have problems with snoring, then come and visit us. With our team of experts at hand, we will likely know just what needs to be done.
If you would like to learn more about oral appliance therapy and how it can help you, call us at Dr. Kurt Gibson, DDS at (336) 283-2593 straight away! We can’t wait to hear from you so that we can begin helping you as soon as possible.