Sleep apnea occurs when your breathing is disrupted during sleep. Men, overweight people, and people over 40 are at greater risk for sleep apnea. Untreated sleep apnea can cause hypertension, stroke, or heart failure.
Sleep apnea appliances are provided by Dr. Ostlund with the completion of a sleep study and request for the appliance from the patient’s M.D. There are a variety of appliances and devices available to treat sleep apnea that can be made that help keep the airway open during sleep. Such devices can be specifically selected by dentists with expertise in treating sleep apnea.