Just because you’re snoring doesn’t mean you’re getting restful sleep. If you think you might benefit from sleep apnea treatment, contact Rod Eccles, DDS.
For over three decades, our Plainfield, IN dentist Dr. Eccles has been serving his hometown and surrounding areas of suburban west Indianapolis with several types of dental care. And for over six years, he has been providing a variety of sleep apnea treatments for our patients.
It has been estimated that as many as 75 percent of severe sleep apnea cases are undiagnosed. To help solve this problem, we are now offering sleep apnea consultations free of charge!
Treating Sleep Apnea In Plainfield, IN
Every case of sleep apnea is unique. Dr. Eccles will provide a private consultation to help us better understand your particular situation and answer any questions you might have. This will also help us determine if we should perform further testing.
To gather as much information as possible, we may provide a home sleep test. When you return to our office, we’ll have a much better idea of the specific breathing issues caused by your sleep apnea and how best to solve them.
We give you options to treat your sleep apnea. Depending on the results of your sleep test, we will recommend:
- CPAP: This machine uses a small mask that helps you breathe regularly throughout the night. It is typically reserved for more severe cases of sleep apnea.
- A variety of oral appliances: We make custom nightguards to treat snoring, sleep apnea, or both. They shift the position of your bottom jaw to help you breathe without obstruction.
To make your visit with Dr. Eccles comfortable and relaxing, we also provide memory foam pillows and comfortable chairs with lumbar support.
Sleep Apnea Explained
Sleep apnea is a common condition that causes you to stop breathing while sleeping. There are two types:
- Obstructive sleep apnea: While sleeping, your muscles relax to the point that your breathing is obstructed, often by soft tissue in the back of your throat.
- Central sleep apnea: Your breathing is not blocked; rather, signals from your brain that tell you to breathe are blocked.
In severe cases of sleep apnea, patients may involuntarily stop breathing dozens of times an hour without knowing it.
Potential Complications Of Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea doesn’t just affect your quality of rest. Sleep apnea can lead to many other serious issues, including:
- High blood pressure
- Increased risk of stroke
- Heart failure
- Problems paying attention or staying awake
- Dry mouth
If you have chronic snoring, call Plainfield, Indiana dentist Rod Eccles, DDS at 317-682-0884 to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Eccles to see if you need sleep apnea treatment. You can also use our online form to ask any questions you might have.