If you have sleep apnea, or you suspect that you do, our Torrance CA sleeping disorder dentist is here to help you. And if you have been treated with CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) but you have had a bad experience, you will be relieved to know that we have alternative solutions available. As some of you may already know, sleep apnea is a condition in which your breathing becomes shallow during sleep. In some cases, it even stops completely. That’s a scary proposition, but you’re not in this alone, so don’t give up hope. If left unchecked, complications can occur, including heart problems.
As previously mentioned, CPAP is a common treatment for sleep apnea. It is a machine that keeps your airway open as you sleep. It’s very effective, but the drawbacks are that it can be uncomfortable to use, and if you have an intolerance for it, you might have symptoms that can include nasal congestion, bloating, anxiety, headaches, dry mouth, and continued drowsiness among others. The frustration that can be felt from not getting the relief you need can make you want to throw your hands up, exasperated by the results. But you can count on our Torrance CA sleeping disorder dentist when you need him the most.
With the use of an oral appliance, you can get excellent outcomes for sleep apnea without the difficulties that can be associated with CPAP. Oral appliance therapy works by advancing the lower jaw and moving the base of the tongue forward. This results in your airway remaining open. Our oral appliance, also called a mandibular advancement device, is made of acrylic and it is fitted to your teeth much like a retainer or night guard would. Most patients find it to be comfortable to use, and it also travels easily. Fortunately, you can feel confident that our Torrance CA sleeping disorder dentist is highly skilled and experienced in working with oral appliance therapy. Yours will fit you with precision, and Dr. Grin will be able to adjust is as needed. So don’t let sleep apnea get the best of you, especially if you have had challenges with CPAP. Call us today and let’s get started.