Sleep Apnea Services | Roseville, CA
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Sleep Apnea Devices to Improve Your Sleep and Your Health
Nothing beats a good night's sleep to prepare for the next busy day. But maybe you don’t sleep well and are constantly tired after sleeping all night. Or perhaps you've even been told you are snoring. The team at Sierra Gate Family Dental can help you. We provide the service of sleep apnea devices, which can help resolve sleep apnea and allow you to have a healthier, happier life.
OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA SOLUTION IN ROSEVILLE, CA
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?
Nearly 54 million adults in the U.S. have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which can cause them to stop breathing hundreds of times a night for anywhere from a few seconds to more than a minute.
During sleep, relaxed muscles allow soft tissue to collapse and block the airway, this will create repeated breathing pauses which leads to reduced oxygen levels followed by a brief awakening and disturbed sleeping pattern. Snoring, gasping, or choking sounds during sleep are common signs happening during this problem.
The risk of sleep apnea and snoring increases in:
- Obese people
- Women during and after menopause
- People with narrow airways or misaligned jaw
Is Treating OSA Important?
We can talk about the consequences of not treating OSA by categorizing them into two visible and silent consequences groups.
Visible consequences are:
- Excessive daytime sleepiness or fatigue
- Morning headaches
- Memory loss
- Threat to your safety as it increases your risk of drowsy driving and workplace accidents.
Silent consequences are:
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Chronic acid reflux
- Erectile dysfunction
Severe, untreated sleep apnea even increases your risk of death.
How is Obstructive Sleep Apnea Diagnosed?
A doctor must determine if you have obstructive sleep apnea. A doctor who is a sleep specialist can provide you with a complete sleep evaluation. This may involve either an overnight sleep study at a sleep center or a home sleep apnea test. The sleep doctor will interpret the data from your sleep study to make a diagnosis.
How is Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treated?
Your sleep doctor will discuss treatment options with you. These options include continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, oral appliance therapy, and surgery.
- CPAP therapy involves wearing a face mask connected by tubing to a constantly running machine.
- Oral appliance therapy uses a mouth guard-like device worn during sleep to maintain an open, unobstructed airway.
- Surgical options include a variety of procedures. All have varying side effects and rates of success.
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What Are Oral Appliances?
Research shows that oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment option for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. An oral appliance is worn in the mouth only while you sleep and fits like a sports mouth guard or an orthodontic retainer. Oral appliances support your jaw in a forward position to help maintain an open upper airway.
Oral appliances benefits over CPAP mask:
- More comfortable to wear
- Easy to wear
- Easy to care for
- Convenient for travel
If you and your doctor decide that oral appliance therapy is the best treatment option for you, then your doctor will write a prescription for you to receive a custom-made sleep apnea appliance with a referral to us.
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How We Can Help You?
In your first visit, your dentist will perform a full exam of your airway, jaw, and your teeth. X-rays will be performed, and we will go over the benefits of the treatment.
Next, digital or physical impressions will be taken to make the customized appliances. We use Roseville's local sleep apnea specialized lab, Dream Systems Dental Sleep Laboratory, to make our appliances.
Once your oral appliance is ready, you will return to your dentist’s office for a fitting. Your dentist will adjust the appliance to maximize its comfort and effectiveness. You also will learn how to clean the oral appliance and maintain it.
Effective oral appliances are always custom-fitted and adjusted over time to ensure maximum effectiveness. Your dentist will also schedule you for an annual assessment. These routine visits are an important part of your long-term treatment success.
Treating sleep apnea promotes a healthier heart, body, and mind. With your dentist’s help, you can improve your sleep and your health!
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If you want to know if a snore guard might be the right solution for you, give us a call at Sierra Gate Family Dental in Roseville, CA to receive help to improve your sleep and health!
What to Expect After Sleep Apnea Services
Once you have been fitted with your custom sleep apnea appliance, you will receive instructions on how to wear, care for, and maintain your device. During regularly scheduled follow-up appointments and routine dental checkups, our team will evaluate your symptom improvement, assess the integrity of your appliance, and make adjustments as necessary.
Sleep Apnea Services FAQs
What lifestyle changes can improve sleep apnea?
Lifestyle changes that can help with sleep apnea include losing weight, quitting smoking, avoiding alcohol and sedatives, and establishing a regular sleep schedule.
How should I take care of my oral appliance?
Proper maintenance of your oral appliance for sleep apnea is crucial for ensuring its safety and efficacy. The team at Sierra Gate Family Dental recommends the following:
- Cleaning your oral appliance daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and mild soap or toothpaste
- Storing it properly in a clean, dry container and away from direct sunlight or heat
- Checking your oral appliance regularly for signs of wear or damage, such as cracks or tears
- Contacting our Roseville, CA office if you experience discomfort or your appliance feels loose, and don’t try to adjust the appliance yourself
- Keeping up with regular dental appointments
How loud is a CPAP machine?
The noise level of a CPAP machine will vary depending on the model and brand of the machine. Usually, CPAP machines produce a low-level, steady hum, similar to the sound of a fan or air conditioner. Most CPAP machines have noise levels between 30 and 60 decibels. This is considered a moderate noise level, but it can still be uncomfortable to some users, especially if they are sensitive to sound. However, many newer models of CPAP machines are designed to be quieter than older models.