Snoring/Sleep Apnea Treatment

If you suspect that you have sleep apnea, snoring problems, or have trouble using your CPAP machine, please contact us for a free consultation.

Many patients turn to dental solutions when dissatisfied with their current CPAP treatment in hopes of finding a treatment that is less invasive and more comfortable. As sleep apnea specialists, we work in collaboration with dentists to provide to provide our patients, who are good candidates for oral therapy, with the most appropriate options taking into consideration their comfort and health concerns.

Snoring and sleep apnea
Sleeping is an important part of your everyday routine to rest your body and help and help it rejuvenate. But when your airway is disrupted or completely blocked so you don’t have enough oxygen levels in your blood, your brain will be triggered to wake up. Once you resume sleep and the events repeat, the cycle will trigger a spike in adrenaline and increased blood pressure, breathing, and heart rate. This condition is known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

Recurring of these episodes throughout the night is detrimental to your health and life expectancy, as OSA increases the risk of stroke and heart attack.

Diagnosis and treatment

If left untreated, sleep apnea can pose a serious threat to your health. Due to the severity of the condition, it is critical that the patient be evaluated with a home or lab study by a board certified physician.

For patients who have been diagnosed with OSA and are either intolerant to CPAP or simply refuse to use them, our free consultation can help you identify the best alternative treatment, like oral appliance therapy.

When is oral appliance therapy recommended?

Oral therapy is only used for mild to moderate cases of snoring and sleep apnea caused by repetitive obstruction to the airway. Obstruction of the airway can be caused by anatomical limitations such as a floppy or large tongue, nasal obstruction, obesity, enlarged uvula or tonsils, or excess tissue in the throat.

The severity of OSA is defined by a number of variables, including the times patients hold their breath per hour of sleep. Depending on the frequency, the patient can suffer from low oxygen levels, and some cases may not involve snoring.

Your first step

Medical studies have confirmed that non-invasive, custom fitted mouth devices present the perfect first solution to the unhealthy and possibly debilitating effects of sleep apnea. However, patients with severe or high moderate OSA are generally not good candidates for oral therapy, as it may not adequately resolve their snoring or sleep apnea. In such cases, the specialist may recommend CPAP.

If you have any concerns about snoring or sleep apnea, please schedule a free consultation with our sleep specialists. During the consultation, we shall evaluate if you are a good candidate for oral therapy, help you obtain a sleep study, and introduce you to a variety of oral appliances and their function.

Please call us at 661-725-9105 for a free consultation.