Sleep Appliance/Sleep Apnea

Dental Sleep Appliance

Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. If you snore loudly and feel tired even after a full night’s sleep, you might have sleep apnea.

The main types of sleep apnea are:

  • Obstructive sleep apnea, the more common form that occurs when throat muscles relax


  • Central sleep apnea, which occurs when your brain doesn’t send proper signals to the muscles that control breathing


  • Complex sleep apnea syndrome, also known as treatment-emergent central sleep apnea, which occurs when someone has both obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea

The bulky CPAP machines can be very uncomfortable and not provide much relief for people with sleep apnea. The use of the machines can hinder sleep, and make patients feel tired and cranky for the entire day.

Dr. Shah-Khan can provide a DENTAL SLEEP APPLIANCE that can open your airways, and help you get a much better night’s sleep. There are several available and we will provide one tailored to you and YOUR NEEDS. When you wake up you will feel refreshed and ready to start your day.

If this is something you would like to hear more about, call Oak Ridge Dental & Surgery at 219-230-6830. Treatment can ease your symptoms and may help prevent heart problems and other complications.

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