Sleep Apnea Devices

Do you suspect you may have sleep apnea? If so, it's time to schedule an appointment with our sleep apnea dentist in Wyoming, MI. Dr. Langellier would be more than happy to help you explore your treatment options.

Here's what you need to know about sleep apnea and its treatments.

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that causes you to stop and start breathing many times in one night.

Obstructive sleep apnea happens when the soft tissues at the back of the throat collapse. This blocks your airway while you sleep.

If you have ever found yourself tired after a full night’s sleep, or you snore, this could mean you have sleep apnea.

Risk factors and symptoms of sleep apnea include:

  • Snoring
  • Family history of premature death in sleep
  • Diabetes
  • Coronary artery disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Irregular heart rhythms
  • Waking up with chest pain or shortness of breath
  • Someone witnessing a sleep apnea episode where you stop breathing

CPAP vs. Sleep Apnea Dental Appliances

Have you tried other methods and still experience symptoms? For many people, traditional therapies fail to relieve their condition.

CPAP for sleep apnea can cause:

  • Dry nose, mouth, and throat
  • Rhinitis
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sore eyes
  • Headaches
Want the good news?

We've teamed up with Sleep Well West Michigan to provide an alternative sleep appliance solution. A sleep apnea appliance moves your jaw forward. This prevents the throat muscles from collapsing so you can enjoy a restful night of sleep.

Schedule an Appointment With Bowtie Dental

Dr. Langellier is a sleep apnea dentist in Wyoming, MI. As such, he can help you get to the bottom of your symptoms to provide the best solution. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Langellier, please call Bowtie Dental at (616) 532-9003. We’d be more than happy to help!