Sleep Apnea and Snoring
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder characterized by loud snoring and dangerous pauses in breathing. Untreated sleep apnea can cause serious health risks that spring from prolonged periods of oxygen deprivation and sleep disturbances, which severely stress many systems of the body. If you are experiencing frequent snoring and other symptoms of sleep apnea, we offer several effective treatment options, including custom night guards and oral appliances, that can help open the airways and improve sleep quality.
Symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
In addition to chronic snoring, there can be other signs and symptoms that you may be suffering with obstructive sleep apnea:
- Chronic fatigue during the day
- Pauses in breathing while you sleep
- Awakening with shortness of breath
- Choking or gasping while you sleep
Candidates for Sleep Apnea and Snoring Treatment
When considering patients for sleep apnea and snoring treatment, dentist Jason Keckley, DMD looks at a variety of factors and symptoms to determine the best course of action. The first step is a sleep apnea consultation, during which Dr. Keckley will perform a thorough evaluation to reveal whether you may be a good candidate for the treatment options that we offer. If you are not a candidate, then Dr. Keckley may recommend you to a physician who can perform further diagnostic testing and prescribe more intensive sleep apnea treatments if necessary.
Benefits of Sleep Apnea and Snoring Treatment
Dr. Keckley has extensive experience in the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. Both custom night guards and oral appliances are designed to help patients breathe properly while sleeping and offer these significant benefits:
- Relief of soft tissue obstruction to improve airflow through the nasal passages, throat, and mouth
- Improvement in bite (occlusion) and jaw positioning
- Continuous breathing to eliminate interruptions during sleep, increase oxygen levels, and reduce snoring
- Reduction in serious health risks related to sleep apnea, which can include high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, weight gain and, in some cases, sudden cardiac death
- Improvement in overall quality of sleep
If you would like to learn more about treatments for sleep apnea and how they can help reduce risks to your health, we encourage you to contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Keckley.
Contact Coronado Classic Dentistry
Our team at Coronado Classic Dentistry is happy to answer any questions you may have about sleep apnea and snoring. Contact our office today to speak with a knowledgeable member of our staff and schedule your consultation with Dr. Keckley.