If you stop breathing, gasp, or choke while sleeping, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. At Gardena Dental Group, our dentist can provide sleep apnea appliances that keep your airways open during sleep. Untreated sleep apnea can contribute to several serious health conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and liver problems, so it is important to get treatment as soon as possible.
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder marked by interruptions and pauses in breathing during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by obstructions in the airway, such as the tongue rolling back in the throat or collapsed tissues in the air passage.
Sleep apnea treatment may depend on the severity of the condition. If you suffer from mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, our dentist may recommend an oral appliance. The oral appliance works to treat obstructive sleep apnea by fitting over your teeth and keeping your airway open while you sleep. It can work by preventing the tongue from blocking the air passage or by holding your jaw in a position that prevents airway blockages during sleep.
Our Gardena Dental Group team is full of friendly faces that are here to help you feel relaxed and comfortable during your visit. We have been providing quality dental care for the Gardena and surrounding areas for over 35 years, so you can trust us to care for your family’s oral health.
We invite you to contact Gardena Dental Group today to learn more about us and to schedule a convenient appointment.