Sleep Apnea solutions
We provide dental sleep apnea devices in Roseville, CA
ROSEVILLE CA DENTIST OFFERS sleep apnea devices to improve your sleep and your health.
Nothing beats a good night sleep to prepare for the next busy day. Or no you don’t get a good sleep and you are constantly tired after sleeping all night. Or even you have been told you are snoring? We, at Sierra Gate Family Dental, can help you. We provide the service of sleep apnea devices which can help you to solve the sleep apnea and have a healthier and 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 level followed by 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 airway 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 only during sleep – to maintain an open, unobstructed airway.
- Surgical options include a variety of procedures. All have varying side effects and rates of success.
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.
How we can help you?
In your first visit your dentist will perform a full exam of your airway,jaw, your teeth with some X rays, we will go over the benefit of the treatment.
Next, digital or physical impressions will be taken to make the customized appliances. We use Roseville 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-fit 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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You want to know if Snore guard might be the right solution for you, give us a call at (916) 784-0900, Sierra Gate Family Dental, Roseville CA Dentist to get help today to improve your sleep and your health!