If you are losing sleep because of your snoring, or if you wake up tired in the morning and feel sleepy during the day, you may have sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a potentially debilitating condition characterized by shallow or infrequent breathing during sleep. Sleep apnea occurs when the muscles supporting the soft palate relax, allowing the airway to narrow and close as you breathe in. It causes sufferers to snore loudly, choke, and gasp during sleep, leaving them (and those closest to them) feeling exhausted during the day. Conditions that have been linked to sleep apnea include high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and impaired concentration. Though it has the potential to be debilitating, at SF Dentist, we have effective treatments that can help.
Sleep Apnea Symptoms
Along with complaints from those closest to you, the following are sleep apnea symptoms to be aware of:
Difficulty staying asleep
Feeling fatigued throughout the day
Waking up with a dry mouth or a sore throat
How Is Sleep Apnea Treated?
At our financial district dental office, we treat sleep apnea symptoms and snoring with a removable, oral appliance (similar to a mouthpiece) that stabilizes the tongue and repositions the jaw. This allows fornormal mouth opening and closing, as well as normal airflow, giving you immediate relief from sleep apnea symptoms. This treatment is far less invasive and is ideal for patients who can’t tolerate the CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine or who suffer from mild sleep apnea. Oral appliances are easy to use and require little to no change in your lifestyle.
Our office accepts several insurance plans to provide you with the most convenient financial options. We will help you determine benefits provided by your plan and verify your anticipated cost prior to treatment.
We are focused on providing you with the outstanding dental care while maximizing your insurance benefits. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns regarding dental insurance.
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