Snoring and sleep apnea treatments available for patients in Turlock
Patients with chronic snoring and conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea will need to work with their Turlock, CA area doctor to find a solution to help open the airways and improve sleep quality. Obstructive sleep apnea and snoring can be detrimental to one’s daily life because it can contribute to daytime fatigue. But did you know that your dentist can also help?
Treatments for obstructive sleep apnea and snoring
In most cases, snoring is often linked with obstructive sleep apnea – but not always. In situations such as this, most primary care physicians will recommend CPAP therapy. This is a specialized device that is worn like a mask over the nose and mouth during sleep that maintains open airways that are often blocked for those with obstructive sleep apnea. However, compliance with this treatment is low. CPAP masks can be uncomfortable to wear, obstructive to one’s sleep, and can also be difficult to travel with. Instead, the treatment options often recommended to the patients of Dr. Ramsin K. Davoud is t oral appliance therapy.
Oral appliance therapy is an alternative to traditional CPAP. Instead of wearing a mask, patients will wear a specialized mouthpiece, almost like a retainer, that fits into the mouth. Its goal is to promote proper airway positions to ensure patients can breathe properly and reach the deeper levels of restorative sleep needed to feel their best every day. It can address many common symptoms that can occur from untreated obstructive sleep apnea, including:
- Daytime fatigue
- Dry mouth
- Chronic headaches and migraines
- Poor memory and concentration
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These problems can have an unwanted impact on one’s day-to-day activities, including work, school, and social relationships. By treating obstructive sleep apnea and chronic snoring with oral appliance therapy, patients can drastically improve their life.
Who is a candidate for oral appliance therapy?
Any patient who deals with blocked airways that impacts their sleep is considered an appropriate candidate for oral appliance therapy. Studies have shown that these easy-to-use mouthpieces have greatly improved compliance rates over CPAP machines alone. This is because they are simple to care for, comfortable to wear, and are not obstructing a patient’s sleep. Treatment is also affordable and effective, making it the ideal option for most of our patients.
Obtaining an oral appliance
To get started with oral appliance therapy for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, patients need to visit their doctor or dentist for a proper diagnosis. Then, impressions are made to create an oral appliance that fits the patient’s mouth and provides results!
Learn more about snoring and sleep apnea treatments today
At the practice of Dr. Ramsin K. Davoud Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, patients have access to solutions for more than just the smile! If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, or have been told you are a chronic snorer, we encourage you to learn about treatment options available from your dentist! Call our practice in Turlock, CA today at (209) 666-8867 to schedule a consultation and visit us at 1840 North Olive Avenue, Suite #2.