Getting a good night’s sleep helps you look, feel and perform your best on a daily basis. If you or a loved one has difficulty sleeping at night, Dr. Richard Styka practices dental sleep medicine in Toronto. Dental sleep medicine is designed to provide oral appliance therapy that helps with snoring and obstructive sleep apnea – two conditions that often prevent patients from obtaining a good night’s rest. Only a qualified dentist who possesses the technical skills and knowledge required in dental sleep medicine can provide oral appliance therapy while working together with your physician to determine the best course of treatment.
An oral appliance is worn in your mouth overnight while you’re asleep. Similar to a sports mouth guard or orthodontic retainer, it’s custom fit for your mouth and its purpose is to support your jaw in a forward position so that your upper airways aren’t obstructed by your tongue or collapsed during your sleep. Many patients find these oral appliances more comfortable to wear than CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machines and they’re far less invasive than surgery.
Have questions about dental sleep medicine options in Toronto? Dr. Richard Styka and staff are standing by to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have about the oral appliance therapy process. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation to learn how you can achieve better sleep with the usage of an oral appliance specially fitted for you by your dentist.