Treatments for Sleep Apnea

If you are a sufferer, you know that sleep apnea can have a devastating and possibly life-threatening outcome. This sleep disorder is characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. These breathing interruptions may last anywhere from several seconds to minutes, with a frequency rate as often as 30 times or more per hour.

Symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea are severe headaches upon waking, sleepiness in the daytime, and insomnia. Fortunately, modern dentistry has devised the necessary technology and expertise to treat sleep apnea and the Sleep Apnea Dentist Manhattan Beach, California offers several different treatments.

Sleep apnea is a very serious, potentially harmful disorder that warrants seeking treatment immediately if you suspect that you may be suffering from this disorder. When the soft tissue at the back of your throat collapses into the airway, obstructive sleep apnea occurs.

In treating sleep apnea, the first step is for your dentist to conduct tests in order to pinpoint the proper treatment for your situation. The results are then reviewed by your Sleep Apnea Dentist—offering a welcome alternative to traditional laboratory sleep studies.

We can then offer many different treatment alternatives, depending largely on the exact diagnosis and the health of the patient. You may be advised to eliminate habits that aggravate sleep apnea such as smoking, alcohol consumption, and use of tranquilizers.

Dental devices that gently tease the lower jaw forward are very effective in preventing the tongue from blocking the main air passage.  These dental devices are gentle, easy to wear, and often help patients avoid unwanted surgeries. If you believe you are experiencing symptoms of sleep apnea it is essential that you contact the Manhattan Beach Stop Sleep Apnea Dentist immediately.

Dr. Erick Gutierrez

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