When you suffer from chronic snoring, or exhibit the warning signs of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), this could mean trouble for your overall health and your quality of life. Fortunately, your Los Angeles, CA, dentist knows how to diagnose and treat these disorders. In fact, we can offer a solution that uses a comfortable oral appliance instead of a CPAP machine!
Snoring and Sleep Apnea
First, let’s talk a little about these common sleep problems. When we snore on a nightly basis, this could mean our airways are becoming obstructed as we sleep. This could mean we’re suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a disorder in which people stop breathing completely and are worn by the brain. While they may not remember this happening, it happens multiple times in a night leaving people exhausted and having major complications for their quality of life and even overall health. Aside from chronic snoring, warning signs could include daytime exhaustion, moodiness, trouble staying focused, dry mouth, headaches, and waking suddenly in the night gasping for breath or choking. If you encounter one or more of these potential warning signs, then contact our team today.
The Impact on Your Health
Losing our sleep and having our rest interrupted multiple times could eventually strain the immune system, which means the risk of becoming sick more frequently increases. Over time, this could also strain your heart health, leading to an increased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and even stroke or heart attack. Which is why we need to identify and treat the factors behind your disorder, so you can rest with ease and feel more active and alert during the day.
Treatment with an Oral Appliance
How do we treat the disorder? Instead of relying on the CPAP machine, which is often difficult for people to use, we offer an oral appliance. We start by taking detailed digital impressions and images of your smile, using them to design and fabricate the device in a special lab setting. The custom-made appliance will be custom-fitted to your smile and worn as you rest. At night, the device fits comfortably and shifts the jaw forward, just enough to prevent the collapses of soft tissues and ensure you rest without interruption. You then avoid worsening symptoms, feel more rested, and avoid negative impacts on your health. If you have any questions about how to sleep without difficulty, or about our custom-made treatment options, then contact our team today to discuss possible solutions for your snoring or sleep apnea!
Do You Have Trouble Sleeping?
Our team is ready to help you rest with ease using a custom-fitted oral appliance. To learn the process of diagnosing and treating common disorders like chronic snoring or OSA, then contact Ivan Lapidus, DDS Inc in Los Angeles, CA by calling 310-446-4867 today.