If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, it is important to seek treatment right away for this potentially serious condition. Sleep apnea is a prevalent sleep disorder that occurs when regular breathing is interrupted during sleep. At Atrium Cosmetic & Family Dentistry- Cypress, your Cypress sleep apnea
dentist, we can help treat your sleep disorder with the use of a special, custom-fabricated oral appliance.
Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of this condition, and occurs as the result of blocked airflow. With this type of sleep apnea, the soft tissue at the back of the throat collapses when you sleep. Men over the age of forty who are overweight have an increased risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea. Most patients with sleep apnea are heavy snorers, although not all snorers have sleep apnea. To diagnose sleep apnea, you must visit a medical professional for a sleep study. Your doctor may observe episodes of breathing cessation, gasping and abrupt awakenings. Because sleep apnea can make it difficult to get a good night’s sleep, you may experience daytime symptoms, such as headaches, fatigue and difficulty paying attention. Your doctor may recommend a CPAP machine, which can improve breathing by supplying air through the nasal passages and uses pressure to keep airways open while you sleep. However, studies have demonstrated that for cases of mild to moderate sleep apnea, oral appliances can also be an effective method of treatment. Your Cypress sleep apnea
dentist has received advanced training in providing oral appliance treatment for this type of sleep apnea and can design a comfortable, easy to wear appliance for you, which fits similarly to a night guard or a retainer. The appliance shifts and supports your jaw to prevent airway collapse.
As your Cypress sleep apnea
dentist, we care for both your oral and overall health. At Atrium Cosmetic & Family Dentistry- Cypress, we provide treatment to help you get the rest you deserve. To learn more about services, call today.
9955 Walker Street
Cypress, CA 90630
By Atrium Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
January 14, 2019