Suffering From Sleep Apnea? We Can Help!

Trust the Dental Experts at Veltri, Day & Veltri

Do you suffer from sleep apnea? Are you frustrated by wearing a CPAP to bed each night? Does it keep you from sleeping comfortably? Talk to the dental experts at Veltri, Day & Veltri in Clarksburg, WV. An oral appliance can be an effective alternative to dealing with obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. We have helped many patients from all over Harrison County, WV, as well as Lewis, Marion, Upshur, Barbour, Doddridge, Randolph, and Taylor counties. We want to help you, too. To see if an oral appliance is the right fit for you, call us today at (304) 622-8001 or contact us online. Dr. Gerald Veltri is certified by the American Dental Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine for sleep apnea.

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea affects one out of five adults, but fewer than 10 percent of those with it have been diagnosed. It happens when a person’s tongue and soft palate collapse onto the back of their throat while they sleep. This blocks their air flow, and their brain wakes them up to breathe. OSA interrupts the important REM sleep cycle and causes problems associated with chronic lack of sleep.

Some Symptoms of OSA

Some symptoms of OSA can include snoring, daytime sleepiness, depression, forgetfulness, and loss of energy. It also increases the risk of heart attacks, hypertension, congestive heart failure, stroke, and more. While snoring is a symptom of OSA, not everyone who snores has it. Consult a doctor for an OSA diagnosis.

Benefits of an Oral Appliance

The most commonly prescribed treatment for OSA is a CPAP machine, which pushes air through a mask and a tube while you sleep. Most people think that while it is cumbersome and uncomfortable, a CPAP machine is the only treatment method for OSA. This is not true. An oral appliance may help. They are easy to use and even travel with, and they are comfortable to wear. They may even provide you with better sleep than a CPAP machine. If you want to explore the option of an oral appliance, call Veltri, Day & Veltri right now.

Oral Appliances for Clarksburg, Harrison County, and Beyond

The family dentists at Veltri, Day & Veltri stand ready to help you combat OSA with a custom oral appliance. We have training in dental sleep medicine and can work with you to see if an oral appliance is right for you. Are you ready for a truly good night’s sleep and increased energy and awareness? No matter where you are in Clarksburg, Harrison County, or the surrounding communities, set your appointment with Veltri, Day & Veltri today. We are your choice for treatment for sleep apnea.