What You Can Do About Your Sleep Apnea
By Eagle Rock Family Dentistry
February 27, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

Sleep Apnea

How your dentists in Los Angeles, California can treat sleep apnea

 

Have you been told you snore? Do you wake up suddenly, gasping for air? If so, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can take years from your life, and put you at greater risk for other medical problems. The good news is Drs. R.K Chetty and Chethan Chetty at Eagle Rock Family Dentistry in Los Angeles, California can treat your sleep apnea.

 

Occasional snoring is a common issue with many people. Sleep apnea is different. Sleep apnea is caused by the tissue at the back of your throat relaxing, and blocking your airway. When you have a blocked airway, not enough oxygen gets to your vital organs including your heart, and your brain.

 

 

Sleep apnea can increase your risk of:

  • Memory problems
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Heart disease

In the past, the only way to treat sleep apnea was with a Continuous Positive Air Pressure machine, called a CPAP. The CPAP has a nosepiece that delivers an uninterrupted flow of oxygen during the night. Many people found the CPAP difficult to deal with, so they discontinued treatment. Many people found the appliance fit poorly, was uncomfortable, and led to bacterial contamination and sinus infections.

Fortunately, your dentist has a better choice! The Oral Mandibular Advancement Appliance works differently than the CPAP. It’s an oral appliance that keeps your jaw and tongue forward while you sleep, ensuring your airway stays open. People prefer the Oral Mandibular Advancement Appliance because it is:

Comfortable; it doesn’t constrict movement while you sleep.

Portable; it is one small appliance, with no tubing or machine.

Easy to clean; you simply soak the appliance to clean it.

If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, seek out treatment from your dentist. To find out more about treating sleep apnea, call Drs. R.K Chetty and Chethan Chetty at Eagle Rock Family Dentistry in Los Angeles, California. Call now!

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