Sleep Apnea & Insomnia Treatment at our Scottsdale, AZ Dental Office
Have you been accused of snoring too loudly? Many people keep their bed partners awake at night with chronic snoring, and it can be frustrating for both parties. However, did you know that excessive loud snoring can also be a sign of a sleep disorder known as sleep apnea?
Dr. Sheth, your dentist in Scottsdale, AZ can help.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a dangerous sleep disorder that causes you to stop breathing during the night due to a blocked airway. The lack of oxygen quickly signals your brain to wake you up, and this pattern repeats multiple and even hundreds of times throughout the night.
Even if you don’t realize that you’re waking up, your body suffers from the lack of restorative rest, and you may notice one or more of these symptoms:
- Frequent headaches or migraines
- The inability to concentrate or focus on tasks
- Chronic fatigue
- Mood swings or depression
When you’re not able to get the rest you need during the night, your quality of life suffers.
How Does Sleep Apnea Affect Your Health?
When your body doesn’t get the oxygen at night that it needs to function properly, many serious health concerns may develop, such as:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Weight gain
- High blood pressure
- Heart failure
CPAP Therapy in Scottsdale
The standard of care for managing sleep apnea is CPAP, or continuous positive air pressure therapy. CPAP utilizes a mask worn at night during sleep that delivers a constant stream of air for free breathing. While this treatment works well for many patients, some people feel claustrophobic or uncomfortable wearing the mask or with the noise of the machine at night.
The good news is that there are treatment alternatives that can work in conjunction with CPAP therapy, and sometimes even replace it. Scottsdale dentist, Dr. Sheth, has trained with specialists in treating sleep apnea, and he can provide effective results for many patients with a customized oral appliance.
An oral appliance that slightly repositions the jaw and opens up the airway may be enough to manage mild to moderate sleep apnea successfully. Oral appliance therapy combined with CPAP may be the solution for patients with severe sleep apnea to achieve their best outcome.
Dr. Sheth can work closely with your general physician to ensure that your treatment plan is achieving your best results most comfortably for you.
Contact Our 85254 Dentist Office for Sleep Apnea Treatment
A sleep study is required to get an accurate diagnosis of sleep apnea. Contact Scottsdale Dental Solutions for more information on how you can complete your sleep study and how we can help you get a good night’s rest.