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Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment

The Silent Killer

Our team at Smile Creations in Neenah, WI knows how to fight sleep apnea, which can do much more than rob you of a decent night’s rest.

You could be dealing with this serious sleep disorder if you’ve been told you’re snoring loudly, wake yourself up from your own snoring, or constantly feel fatigued during the day.

Dr. James Eike and the rest of the team want to quickly assess if you are suffering from sleep apnea. We even offer free consultations to help prevent the numerous health issues that sleep apnea can cause.

Please review the information below, then call us at 920-725-3592 to schedule your free consultation at our Neenah, WI dentist office.

How Sleep Apnea Affects You

Sleep apnea is caused by disruptions in your breathing while you sleep. You have soft tissue in the back of your throat which can collapse while you’re unconscious. This prevents you from breathing properly, causing you to snore and frequently wake up.

If you’re experiencing any of the following sleep apnea symptoms, we want you to contact us today to find out if sleep apnea is the cause.

Nighttime Symptoms:

  • Chronic and/or loud snoring

  • Tossing and turning

  • Insomnia

  • Frequent trips to the bathroom

  • Waking up feeling short of breath

Daytime Symptoms:

  • Headaches

  • Lack of energy

  • Drowsiness

  • Difficulty focusing

  • Loss of memory


Sleep Apnea Presents Serious Health Risks

In addition to making you quite miserable day or night, sleep apnea has been linked to other serious health issues, including:

  • Strokes

  • Heart failure

  • High blood pressure

  • Diabetes

It can also cause you to sleep with your mouth open, leading to an uncomfortable dry mouth. Because you also need saliva to help fight bacteria in your mouth, sleeping with your mouth open can lead to tooth decay.

It has also been known to lead to bruxism or teeth grinding. Grinding your teeth in your sleep can cause major damage to your teeth’s enamel, making them more vulnerable to decay. Grinding can also give you a painful jaw and headaches.

How We Can Easily Treat Sleep Apnea

Dr. Eike, Neenah, WI dentist will work together with your general physician and/or sleep specialist to determine if you’re dealing with sleep apnea. If you are, we can create a customized mouthguard to prevent disruptions while you sleep. The mouthguard gently moves your tongue and lower jaw into a position that prevents blockage in your airway.

We will make a digital impression of your mouth that requires no messy or uncomfortable molding techniques. Using this impression, we will ensure your mouthguard fits perfectly in your mouth for optimal comfort.

Trust us – this simple solution will make a major difference in how you rest at night, leading to your improved overall health!

Call 920-725-3592 today to schedule a free consultation at our Neenah, WI dentist office.

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