Do you worry you may have sleep apnea? Turlock dentist can help you learn the signs
Is your snoring keeping people awake? Loud snores are a goldmine for comedic actors and writers, with many jokes being made at the expense of a person who snores. While some snoring can be harmless, treating snoring as comedy ignores a very serious issue. A major symptom of sleep apnea is snoring. At Ramsin K. Davoud DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, serving the Turlock, CA area, we believe in helping patients enjoy healthy and happy lives. Because of this, we offer treatment for sleep apnea patients. If you’re worried you might have sleep apnea, we can help you.
Some symptoms of sleep apnea:
- Loud and chronic snoring
- Morning headaches
- Memory loss
- Fatigue and daytime sleepiness
- Choking or gasping during sleep
- Frequent occurrences of waking multiple times during the night
- Possible suicidal thoughts and tendencies
- Difficulty paying attention to daily tasks or other events
What sleep apnea is:
Many people don’t know what sleep apnea is. This disorder can have a tremendous impact on your health, beyond just the symptoms listed above. Most people that have apnea suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. It is treatable to minimize or eliminate the negative symptoms associated with it. The basic cause of apnea is the airway becoming blocked multiple times a night. This causes the choking and gasping noises while sleeping and the snoring. The tissue at the back of the throat can collapse when the upper airway becomes relaxed during sleep. This causes the body to stop breathing. This contributes to waking up multiple times during the night. It leads to ongoing oxygen deprivation that has negative impacts on the body and brain.
Oral appliance treatment:
One method of treatment for sleep apnea is through an oral appliance. Many patients prefer this treatment method over the CPAP machine. Oral appliances are extremely effective in the treatment of mild to moderate sleep apnea. They work by decreasing the chance of the patient’s tongue falling back in the throat or the tissues collapsing. They are custom made to the shape of the patient’s mouth. They work by holding the lower jaw down and forward. This keeps the tongue and tissues well away from the airway.
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Benefits of oral appliance therapy:
- Easy: Unlike the complications of operating a CPAP machine and fitting an uncomfortable mask on the face each night before sleep, this just requires placement into the mouth directly before bed.
- Silent: Many people don’t like the noise of a CPAP machine, and feel it keeps them awake. Those that share a bedroom also report that the noise of the machine bothers them just as much as the snoring that necessitated the use of the CPAP. This makes no noise at all.
How Dr. Davoud can help:
We strongly believe in the impact of oral health on your overall well-being. That’s why Dr. Davoud decided to learn the techniques and processes involved to help patients with sleep apnea. After a sleep apnea diagnosis, he has the expertise to fit you with the oral appliance best suited to your needs. While many people don’t think of a dentist as the person to see for sleep apnea treatment, we believe dentists are uniquely situated to help best determine how to keep the mouth in a position to ensure a full night’s rest.
What sets us apart:
- Personalized care: Before we even begin any form of treatment for any problem, Dr. Davoud always takes the time to meet with you to get to know you. This ensures that the treatment path decided upon is truly the best route for you towards exceptional overall health. We take the time to follow up with you to ensure you are satisfied with the service you received. We strive to maintain a relationship built on trust and respect.
Find your way to a peaceful night’s rest, night after night! Schedule your consultation today to discuss your symptoms and to determine if sleep apnea might be what’s keeping you awake every night. We want you to experience the difference in care we can provide to you. Call now, (209) 690-8051.