Our Dentists Want You To Rest Easy

Our Dentists Want You To Rest Easy

At the Moss family dental office, we want our patients to be confident enough to smile with passion. To that end, we offer comprehensive dental services to the families of Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, and Caroline, Virginia.

We are confident that our team of caring professionals can meet the oral health needs of your entire family while treating you like part of ours each time you visit.

You might be surprised by the number of families in our region who come in to our office seeking treatment for sleep apnea issues.

What’s The Big Deal About Sleep Apnea?

Ostructive sleep apnea is a serious condition that afflicts millions of Americans. Simply put, this type of sleep apnea is caused when your tongue and throat relax a little too much (while you are asleep) blocking all or part of your airway.

Sleeping in such a state diminishes the amount of oxygen that is able to be carried into your lungs (and subsequently distributed throughout your body).

Regardless of how long each episode lasts, not breathing is not good for you!

Sleep Apnea Is Scary But Common

Do you frequently experience headaches, cottonmouth, problems with memory and concentration, or a general sense of lethargy?

Have you ever been accused of snoring, or noticed that you sometimes wake up choking for air?

Have you experienced an increase in blood pressure or weight?

If you’ve been answering yes to all of those things, there is a decent chance you are one of the many folks in Virginia suffering from sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea is scary, annoying, and potentially dangerous. Thankfully, at Moss, we can offer viable dental treatment solutions for this issue.

Start Studying The Problem

Truth be told, the best way to determine if you even have obstructive sleep apnea is to have a medical sleep study performed. Our team will collaborate with your family physician or, if you prefer, with a local sleep center to help you get the tests you need for a professional diagnosis.

Fancy Machines

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machines (commonly called CPAP) are one of the best treatments for obstructive sleep apnea.

These dependable machines will work through the night to keep your airway open while you sleep.

The good news is that you will no longer stop breathing or start snoring while using CPAP machines. The bad news is that not everyone is a good candidate for this treatment method.

Our Dental Solutions

Depending on your individual situation, we can create customized mouthguards to keep your airway in an open position while you sleep.

We also offer two popular devices:

Mandibular Advancement Device – This device looks like a sports mouthguard and forces the jaw forward slightly to open the airway.

Tongue Retaining Device – This is actually a dental splint that holds the tongue in place throughout the night.

The Time To Act Is Now

If you suspect that you or a loved one may be suffering from sleep apnea, Contact us today to schedule a consultation with the Moss team of oral health specialists.