Sleep Apnea Devices
Sleep apnea affects almost 20 million Americans. This common sleep disorder is associated with breathing interruptions during sleep and requires treatment to ease daytime symptoms and reduce the risk of associated health problems, such as cardiovascular disease and arrhythmias. If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and are in the Los Angeles area, we can help.
We offer sleep apnea devices that are designed to increase airflow to your lungs. In a patient with sleep apnea, the throat tissues collapse into the airway when the muscles in the throat relax. Symptoms often include loud snoring, daytime sleepiness and, headache or dry mouth in the morning.
Mild or moderate cases can often be treated with sleep apnea devices that keep the airways open mechanically. Mouth guards are available in two basic designs. The first is similar in design to an athletic mouthguard. It fits over the upper and lower teeth and keeps the lower jaw in the proper position to keep the airway open. The second is designed to stabilize and keep the tongue and other soft tissues out of the airways. These devices are customized to better meet your needs.
Our Los Angeles dentist customizes sleep apnea devices for our patients. We create mouth guards that fit your mouth precisely for the greatest comfort and maximum effectiveness. We will work with you to understand your symptoms, contributing factors and develop the most appropriate treatment plan to help you get a better night’s sleep. Alleviating your symptoms in the most comfortable and effective way possible and stabilizing your general health are our priorities. Regular monitoring may be necessary to ensure continued improvement.