Dr. Jaques and Dr. Shepphird, our talented dentists at Fallon Family Dental Care, are experienced in treating sleep disorders. One of the most common sleep disorders we treat is obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is a medical condition that can be potentially life threatening. Caused by airway obstructions, sleep apnea is characterized by breathing interruptions during sleep. You may have sleep apnea if you suffer from any of the following symptoms:
- Irritability or personality changes
- Excessive daytime drowsiness
- Morning headaches
- Insomnia or difficulty staying asleep
- Loud snoring
- Gasping or choking sounds or sensations during sleep
We provide oral appliances to treat obstructive sleep apnea. The oral appliance keeps your airway open during sleeping, allowing you to breathe continually through the night. If you are interested in how we can treat obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorders, we invite you to call or visit our dental office in Fallon, Nevada.