Can you remember the last time you had a restorative night’s rest? Not feeling well rested can take a serious toll on your daily routine. From feeling less sharp at work or behind the wheel, to increased irritability and appetite, it’s neither healthy during the night, nor safe during the day. If you’re one of the millions who go to bed only to wake up feeling unrestored, it’s important to find out if you suffer from Elk Grove sleep apnea. At Comfort Dental, we are dedicated to helping patients maintain optimal oral health and overall well being. Our experienced dentist provides a comprehensive range of services, including treatment for mild to moderate cases of obstructive sleep apnea with the use of oral appliance therapy.
Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA for short, is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition, which interferes with your ability to get a restorative night’s rest. When we go to sleep at night, it’s natural for the soft tissues of the mouth and throat to relax. But for sufferers of Elk Grove sleep apnea, these soft tissues relax to the point of occluding the airway, restricting the flow of oxygen to the brain during sleep. This restriction of oxygen can occur hundreds of times a night, for intervals ranging from a second to over a minute at a time. In the short term, untreated OSA can lead to memory loss, morning headaches, difficulty concentrating, and dangerously, excessive daytime fatigue. Untreated OSA has furthermore been linked to increased risk for a number of serious health conditions including high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. As your dentist, we provide oral appliance therapy for the safe and effective treatment of mild to moderate cases of sleep apnea. Designed for comfortable wear while you sleep, our oral appliances support the jaw in a forward position, keeping your airway open throughout the night.
To learn more about our oral appliance therapy for the treatment of Elk Grove sleep apnea, call Comfort Dental today!