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Sleep Apnea - This Dental Treatment Has High Success Rate

Sleep apnea is a serious disorder in which a person repeatedly starts and stops breathing while he or she is asleep. If you are a loud snorer and feel tired even after getting enough sleep, you may have sleep apnea. There are three types of sleep apnea:

  • Obstructive sleep apnea: This type of apnea occurs when the airway is blocked due to the soft tissues collapsing at the back of your throat.
  • Central sleep apnea: This type of apnea occurs when your brain fails to signal your muscles to breath due to your unstable respiratory control system.
  • Complex sleep apnea: Also known as treatment-emergent central sleep apnea, this type occurs when a person has both the above type of sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea dental treatment

Sleep apnea is a frightening disorder and needs to be treated correctly. Sleep apnea can lead to serious health complications like high blood pressure, heart attacks, diabetes, etc. and may even turn out to be fatal if left untreated.

While exercising, losing weight and maintaining good sleep hygiene are ways patients can treat sleep apnea at home the most common treatment is the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure or CPAP.

But, many people do not know that sleep apnea dental treatment has a very high success rate. At Smiles For Life Dental, most people are surprised when our sleep apnea dentists ask about their sleep patterns. However, in reality, it is often the dentists who diagnose this disorder first.

Sleep apnea dental treatment includes oral appliance therapy and surgery. Oral appliance therapy involves placing devices like retainers, Invisalign clear aligners or mouth guards into your mouth to keep your airway open and unobstructed. Sleep apnea dentists can also treat this disorder through surgeries.

If you are looking for sleep apnea treatment at Santa Clara, you may contact us at Smiles For Life Dental. Our sleep apnea dentists are trained in oral appliance therapy and oral surgeries. We can help you restore your health and steer away from all potential dangers of sleep apnea.