Snoring & Sleep Apnea

Sleep Dentistry in Louisville, KY

If you have sleep apnea, your breathing may be interrupted hundreds of times throughout a single night of sleep. In addition, you may snore loudly. As a result, the quality of your nightly rest may suffer significantly, and you may wake up feeling just as tired as you did the night before.

One common treatment option for snoring and sleep apnea is a CPAP machine, which releases a constant flow of air toward your nose to encourage continual breaths. Still, the device is cumbersome and can be uncomfortable, since it includes a mask that must be worn over your face as you sleep.

One alternative for people who have mild to moderate sleep apnea is a sleep dentistry appliance. Here is what you can expect from a dental device used in the treatment of sleep apnea:

What does an oral appliance for sleep apnea do?

Oral appliances that are used by a sleep apnea dentist to treat sleep apnea help hold your lower jaw in the proper position to discourage the collapse of soft oral tissues. Often, as a person with sleep apnea or severe snoring issues rests, the jaw relaxes and soft tissues collapse to obstruct the airway.

Is a dental sleep appliance comfortable?

An oral appliance for sleep apnea is made from an impression of your oral cavity. Since the device is customized for you, it should comfortably fit the exact contours of your mouth.

Are there additional benefits of using a sleep dentistry appliance for sleep apnea?

In addition to a reduction in snoring and improvements in respiration, there are additional advantages that sleep dentistry appliance users enjoy. Here are a few of them:

  • Easier transport of the treatment device during vacations and travel
  • No need for an electrical power source during the use of the appliance
  • Comfortable sleep that leaves you feeling rested

Related Services:

Sedation Dentistry

You no longer have to be afraid to get the care you want and need. Complete treatment can be accomplished in just 1 or 2 visits. Your comfort is our primary concern.

Cosmetic

Cosmetic dentistry combines the art of aesthetics, the knowledge of dental structures, and the science behind technological innovations in order to make your teeth look and feel their best.

Headache & Jaw Pain Relief

Do you suffer from TMJ pain and headaches? When the temporomandibular joint sustains damage, the chronic pain which results can seriously impact your quality of life.

3D Digital Imaging

We are pleased to provide the latest advances in dental imaging technology in our office. It is part of our commitment to bringing you the best in patient care.

Periodontal (Gum Disease)

Periodontal disease is an infection caused by the bacteria found in plaque, the thin biofilm that constantly forms around our teeth. In response to these bacteria, our immune system produces toxins. Unfortunately, these toxins also target our gums and other supportive tissues, resulting in the infection known as periodontal disease. Without treatment, periodontal disease can have serious consequences for your oral health.

Snoring & Sleep Apnea

If you have sleep apnea, your breathing may be interrupted hundreds of times throughout a single night of sleep. In addition, you may snore loudly.

Emergency Services

Your health and comfort are our first priority. If you’re experiencing serious oral pain, please call us immediately!

Teeth Cleaning

At Moore Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we believe that getting your teeth cleaned every 6 months keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible.

Invisalign

Straighten your teeth with a clear alternative to metal braces. (For Example: Invisalign®)

Clear aligners are a removable, discreet orthodontic treatment. They consist of a series of trays that you wear for several weeks at a time. As your teeth gently move into position, you start using the next set of trays.

Dental Bridges

A safe, low-risk way to replace one or more missing teeth. Natural teeth or dental implants can be used as anchors to support the suspended replacement teeth.

Dental Crowns

Decay or trauma can cause loss of tooth structure and can compromise function as well as esthetics. Extensive loss of tooth structure can best be replaced with a restoration that covers your entire tooth as in a crown. This “full coverage” restoration can strengthen your tooth and in the hands of an expert can provide a long-lasting esthetic and functional result.

Dental Implants

Implants are made of titanium and have special coatings that encourage the fusing of human bone. The top of each implant has an internal screw channel so that crowns, bridges, and or dentures can be screwed in place.

Fillings

A toothache can disrupt your life. Tooth decay, cracked teeth, and cavities will provide a constant and painful reminder. At Moore Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we have completed thousands of fillings.

Root Canal

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges.