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Sleep Apnea & Snoring Treatments
Sleep Apnea & Snoring Treatment in Palmdale, CA
Are you tired of restless nights and incessant snoring? Look no further! At Exceptional Dentistry in Palmdale, California, we specialize in effective sleep apnea treatment and snoring solutions. Our experienced dentist is dedicated to helping you achieve a good night’s sleep and wake up feeling refreshed.
When untreated, sleep apnea can cause many problems for your health and wellbeing, ranging from daytime drowsiness and irritability to more serious medical concerns such as heart disease, high blood pressure or liver problems. It can also pose a risk in your day-to-day life, as extreme drowsiness may lead to falling asleep at the wheel of your car or in other high-risk situations.
There are several treatments available for sleep apnea and those who are CPAP intolerant.
What IS Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder characterized by interruptions and pauses in breathing while asleep. These interruptions are caused by obstructions in the airway, such as the tongue rolling back in the throat or collapsed tissues, and they may occur dozens of times each night.
Sleep apnea disorder causes your sleep to be fragmented and reduces the oxygen levels in your body. Many people with sleep apnea are unaware that they have sleep apnea, and in many cases, sleep apnea is first noticed by others who realize that something unusual is occurring in their loved one’s sleep patterns.
The Signs & Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
Is there a rumble rolling throughout your house at night? For many people, their snoring is enough to wake up their spouse, their family and the whole neighborhood — or, at least, that’s what it may sound like. Snoring, though common, is not normal, and it is often caused by an obstructed airway. Snoring is also frequently a sign of sleep apnea.
The common signs of sleep apnea include:
- Nightly or near nightly snoring (especially loud snoring)
- Choking, gasping or snorting sounds during sleep
- Gasping or choking sensations during sleep
- Excessive daytime drowsiness (hypersomnia) regardless of the number of hours slept
- Long pauses in breathing
- Abrupt awakenings during the night accompanied by shortness of breath
- Headaches upon waking
- Dry mouth or sore throat upon waking
- Frequent visits to the bathroom throughout the night
- Poor, fitful or restless sleep
- Depression, irritability or moodiness
- Feeling out of breath upon waking
- Memory impairment and difficulty focusing
Treatments for Sleep Apnea And Snoring
There are several treatments available for sleep apnea and snoring (even in the event that you do not have sleep apnea). If you’re suffering from mild to moderate sleep apnea, are CPAP intolerant, snore, or experience any of the symptoms listed above our dentist will come up with a custom treatment plan to fit your individual needs.
Sleep Apnea Symptoms Diagnosis: Our team will assess your symptoms, medical history, and may recommend a sleep study to determine the severity of your condition.
Customized Dental Appliances: We create custom-fitted dental appliances that gently reposition your jaw and tongue to prevent airway obstruction and reduce snoring. These appliances are comfortable, easy to use, and highly effective.
Follow-Up Care: We understand that successful treatment requires ongoing support. Our team will schedule regular follow-up appointments to monitor your progress, make any necessary adjustments, and ensure optimal results.
Patient Education: We empower our patients by providing valuable education on sleep apnea, snoring, and the benefits of treatment. Our knowledgeable team will guide you through lifestyle changes and offer tips for better sleep hygiene.