Snoring & Sleep Apnea Solutions in Tupelo
Get a Good Night’s Rest — Every Night
Whether you're struggling with snoring, fatigue, or other sleep apnea symptoms, Dr. Wall, Dr. Holliday, and our team are here to help you get the restful, restorative sleep you need to feel your best.
At North Mississippi Family Dentistry, we’re committed to providing our patients with the highest quality care possible. That's why we use state-of-the-art technology and techniques to diagnose and treat sleep apnea.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. It occurs when your breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in brief periods of wakefulness that disrupt your normal sleep cycle.
This condition can lead to a wide range of health problems, including fatigue, headaches, and cardiovascular disease, making it essential that you seek treatment as soon as possible.
What Are Common Types of Sleep Apnea?
The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea, which occurs when the soft tissues in the back of your throat collapse during sleep, blocking your airway. This leads to snoring, gasping for air, and waking up feeling tired even after a full night's sleep.
Central sleep apnea is another type that occurs when your brain fails to send the proper signals to the muscles that control breathing.
How Do You Treat Sleep Apnea?
At North Mississippi Family Dentistry, we understand the impact that sleep apnea can have on your overall health and well-being.
That's why we offer a range of effective treatments that can help you get the restful, restorative sleep you need.
Examination & Diagnosis
Dentists can play a crucial role in diagnosing and treating obstructive sleep apnea. By examining your mouth and throat, we can identify any structural abnormalities that may be contributing to your sleep apnea symptoms.
We can also work with your doctor to help you find the right treatment plan for your needs.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
One of the most effective treatments for sleep apnea is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. This treatment involves wearing a mask over your nose and/or mouth while you sleep, which delivers a constant stream of air to keep your airway open.
While CPAP therapy is highly effective, some patients may find it uncomfortable or difficult to use consistently.
That’s where your dentist can help — with oral appliance therapy.
Oral Appliance Therapy
For patients who are unable to tolerate CPAP therapy or prefer a more comfortable, convenient treatment option, oral appliance therapy may be the answer.
Oral appliances are custom-made devices that fit over your teeth like a sports mouthguard, gently repositioning your jaw to keep your airway open during sleep.
Dr. Wall, Dr. Holliday, and our team of experienced dental professionals can help you determine whether oral appliance therapy is the right choice for you.
Benefits of Treatment
Effectively treating your sleep apnea can help you:
- Snore less
- Breathe normally
- Sleep deeply
- Stop gasping for air during sleep
- Prevent and/or relieve your morning headaches
- Get the sleep you need each night
- Feel more energized throughout the day
Risks of Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea carries more risks than just snoring loudly — it’s a serious condition that, if not professionally treated, can cause other symptoms that disrupt your day-to-day and your overall quality of life, including:
- Daytime fatigue
- Problems memorizing and concentrating
- Falling asleep at inconvenient or even dangerous times
- Type 2 diabetes
- Heart disease
- Weight gain
- High blood pressure
Restful Sleep Starts Here
If you suspect that you may be suffering from sleep apnea, don't wait to seek treatment. The talented team at North Mississippi Family Dentistry can help treat and better inform you about sleep apnea.
Contact North Mississippi Family Dentistry today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Wall or Dr. Holliday. We'll work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that meets your unique needs and helps you get the restful, restorative sleep you deserve.