WHAT CAUSES SNORING?
- Large tonsils or tongue
- Long, soft palate
- Excess fat deposits
WHAT CAUSES SLEEP APNEA?
- Family history of sleep apnea
- Muscles in your throat relax
- Brain fails to signal
- Combination of causes
Wondering if you have Sleep Apnea?
Most people do not realize they snore or have sleep apnea unless someone tells themthey observe the common indicators. It’s important to be aware of these indicators andtake appropriate action if needed.
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How Dr. Luther Can Help Your Sleep Apnea
Dr. Luther is trained in Oral Appliance Therapy. He determines which one is best suited for your specific needs. He works with your physician as part of the medical team in your diagnosis, treatment, and on-going sleep apnea care.
Oral appliances work in several ways:
- Repositioning the lower jaw, tongue, soft palate and uvula
- Stabilizing the lower jaw and tongue
- Increasing the muscle tone of the tongue
Determination of proper therapy can only be made by joint consultation of your dentist and physician. Dr. Luther monitors your treatment and evaluate the response of your teeth and jaws.
In addition to Oral Appliance Therapy, Dr. Luther may consult with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who may consider a variety of methods to evaluate, diagnose and treat upper airway obstruction.
Timbercrest Dental Center
At Timbercrest Dental Center, Appleton patients receive personal and state-of-the-art dental care to achieve and maintain oral health. Since 2003, our founder, Dr. John Luther, and his staff have provided personal family dentistry at their Appleton office at 4082 North Richmond Street.
We’re conveniently located a quarter mile north of Highway 41, at the intersection of Richmond Street and Evergreen Drive.