Do you suffer from the uncomfortable symptoms of sleep apnea? Our sleep apnea dentists create custom-fitted night guards to treat sleep apnea. Our night guards are a more comfortable solution for patients suffering from the side effects of the condition.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Identified as continual pauses in breathing during sleep, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a reaction to your muscles relaxing during sleep and gravity pulling your airway closed. Sleep apnea can then lead to serious conditions including hypertension, memory loss, mood change, weight gain, and severe fatigue.
What Are The Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea?
Patients who suffer from sleep apnea regularly report symptoms like:
- Heavy Snoring
- Struggling to Breathe while Sleeping
- Periodic Loss of Breath while Sleeping
- Constant Fatigue and Lack of Energy
- Weight Gain
- Dry Throat
- Irritability & Mood Swings
What are the Risks of Sleep Apnea?
If you suffer from the symptoms of sleep apnea, you're not alone. The American Sleep Apnea Association reports 22 million people to have sleep apnea in the United States alone. Patients who have sleep apnea are at a higher risk for the following:
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- Irregular Heartbeat
- Heart Disease
- Worsening ADHD
What Treatments Are Available For Sleep Apnea?
If you suspect you have sleep apnea, our doctors will perform a sleep apnea screening. If they suspect you may have sleep apnea, our team will be happy to coordinate treatment with a sleep specialist to ensure you receive the proper treatment!
As an alternative treatment option to CPAP machines, we custom-craft oral appliances right here in our Walnut Creek office. Our oral appliances are designed to help keep your airways open while you sleep. Patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea typically prefer non-invasive oral appliances to the use of bulky CPAP machines.
Our team will always assess your symptoms and lifestyle to determine the best treatment route for your needs. Whatever treatment you decide on, our team will be with you every step of the way!
Schedule Your Sleep Apnea Screening With Walnut Creek Dentists Today!
You don't have to live with the effects of sleep apnea! Get the treatment you need to preserve your quality of sleep and your health. Call us today to schedule your sleep apnea screening.
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