Sleep Apnea - Woodbury, MN

Restful Sleep is Possible

Why Sleep Apnea is Dangerous

Have you been told you snore frequently and loudly most nights? Do you feel tired during the day or wake up often at night? If so, you may be suffering from sleep apnea, a condition that prevents you from breathing during the night and limits oxygen from getting to your brain. While this is concerning enough, long term sleep apnea can even increase your risk for high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke! This occurs when the soft tissues of the mouth block your airway while you lay down and air is unable to get to the lungs. At Imagine Your Smile, Dr. Mark Wilhelm offers effective sleep apnea treatments to improve your night’s rest and keep you healthy. Not to mention, your bed partner will likely be thankful for less snoring!

Common Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

  • Frequent snoring
  • Waking up during the night
  • Chronic sore throat
  • Morning headaches
  • Daytime drowsiness
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Comfortable Mouthguard Treatment

Most patients who have sleep apnea utilize a CPAP machine, which continually pushes air through their airway while they sleep. However, this is often cumbersome, noisy and uncomfortable for patients and many find they are CPAP intolerant. Our prosthodontist Dr. Wilhelm offers a solution with oral appliance mandibular advancement devices. These are customized mouthguards that adjust your jaw to the most ideal position, moving the soft tissues away from the airway and allowing for proper breathing. These oral appliances are small, allowing you to sleep without machines while still promoting proper breathing. Dr. Wilhelm creates these oral appliance sleep apnea treatments unique for each patient. Your mouthguard will fit comfortably in your mouth thanks to the digital images we capture that help us create an ideal fit. While wearing this device you will sleep better, be more rested in the morning and ease your snoring—ultimately improving your quality of life and your health!

Schedule an Appointment and Get the Rest You Need!

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