Our talented dentist, Dr. Goel, is pleased to provide snoring and sleep apnea treatment at Smiles for Life Dental Group. Both snoring and sleep apnea are caused by airway obstructions during sleep; sleep apnea results in breathing interruptions during sleep, leading to a decreased oxygen supply to the brain and heart. If you notice the following signs and symptoms, you may suffer from obstructive sleep apnea:
- Loud snoring
- Morning headaches
- Excessive daytime drowsiness
- Irritability or personality changes
- Gasping or choking sounds during sleep
Your risk for sleep apnea may be heightened by obesity, excessive alcohol use, advanced age, and sedative use. In addition, men are more likely than women to suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Goel provides oral appliances to treat mild to moderate sleep apnea and minimize snoring. The oral appliance is worn over the teeth at night; it works by keeping your airway open during sleep. For more information on our snoring and sleep apnea treatment, we welcome you to contact us at our Santa Clara, California dental office. We are dedicated to helping you improve your oral and overall health!