If you snore loudly at night, it may be keeping everyone in your household awake, but did you know that in some cases heavy snoring can be more than just a nuisance? Heavy snoring may indicate a serious sleep disorder called obstructive sleep apnea. This condition can lead to serious, even life-threatening consequences if left untreated. At South Coast Dentistry we provide personalized, convenient sleep apnea treatment 92656 using customized oral appliance therapy. We design your treatment plan to best accommodate your individual needs, and prioritize your comfort throughout your course of care.
Sleep apnea affects 18 million people in the United States, and while there are several different types of sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea accounts for about 80% of those cases. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles at the back of the throat collapse during sleep, blocking your airway. Factors such as having a large tongue or tonsils, small jaw size, a large neck size, being overweight, alcohol use and smoking can contribute to obstructive sleep apnea. To treat this condition, your physician may recommend a CPAP machine, which supplies continuous pressure through a mask, worn over your nose, to keep your airway open. In certain cases, our highly trained dentist can work with your medical team to provide sleep apnea treatment 92656 with oral appliance therapy. A customized oral appliance can effectively treat certain cases of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea by positioning the jaw to allow for better airflow. Our oral appliances are comfortable, portable and easy to care for.
At South Coast Dentistry we provide state-of-the-art sleep apnea treatment 92656 to help you enjoy better sleep and better overall health. To learn more about obstructive sleep apnea or to schedule an appointment, call today.