When to Consider a Custom Appliance

Young woman making sleep gesture and wearing bite plate in mouth to save teeth from grinding caused by bruxism. Woman sleeps peacefully thanks to the bite plate that protects her teeth from bruxism.Nothing is more tiresome than receiving a full night’s rest and waking up exhausted. What’s more, it can significantly impact your daily routine as fatigue, hypersomnia, irritability and more sets in. What you may not know, however, is that you may actually be experiencing the effects of sleep apnea, a disorder that affects your rest and breathing capabilities while sleeping. Fortunately, your Los Angeles, CA dentist at Ivan Lapidus, DDS Inc may be able to help you address these concerns and even restore your restful nights with a custom sleep appliance.

The Effects of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea occurs when breathing repeatedly stops and starts again while resting, and is usually reported by a partner or other individual. It can take the form of obstructive (OSA) in which the throat muscles relax, obstructing airflow and causing the disorder, Complex (CSA) in which the brain is unable to send the proper symbols to the muscles that controls breathing, or treatment-emergent, which indicates a combination of both circumstances.

When an individual experiences OSA or CSA, a number of indicators or effects become apparent. Some of these effects include daytime fatigue, hypersomnia during the day, insomnia at night, morning headaches, irritability, and more. If left unmanaged, this condition can cause complications such as high blood pressure or heart problems, Type 2 diabetes, liver problems, complications with medications and surgery, and more. For more information, contact our team today.

Correcting Oral Concerns

While OSA or CSA can be potentially serious disorders, they can be treated and addressed with either adjunctive services, or simply with an oral appliance. Such appliances include custom created mouth guards that are intended to help keep the muscles in the throat from collapsing and preventing airflow. In doing so, you will once again be able to secure a restful night of sleep and wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day.

Increased Functionality

In addition to having a more restful night, you will be able to have your overall function restored. This includes at night when unconscious, and even throughout the day as your body will no longer have to work excessively to keep your breathing regulated. Our custom appliances are created with you in mind, utilizing advanced technology to improve your oral health. For more information about the process or to schedule an appointment with us today, contact our office.

Learn More Today

If you are suffering from OSA or CSA, contact Ivan Lapidus, DDS Inc in Los Angeles, CA by calling (310) 446-4867 to find out how a custom oral appliance can relive your symptoms and help increase your overall function and health. Don’t let your daily routine and health suffer by being proactive about your health.