Sleep Apnea Dentist

Posted on: May 25, 2016


We are a sleep apnea dentist who can treat your sleep disorder and help you start getting a good night's sleep. We have found that many of our current patients suffer from sleep deprivation or a lack of energy but are not sure what to do about it, and they very rarely think to speak with us, their local dentist. However, we do treat this condition on a regular basis. You should keep in mind that sleep apnea results in oxygen deprivation, and this is what makes you so incredibly exhausted. Very often, this is due to an obstruction that we can help stop as your local dentist. If you feel tired and sluggish all the time, we encourage you to call (408) 676-5323 and schedule an appointment with our Santa Clara office. At Star Dental, we can examine you and recommend non-invasive ways to begin sleeping well again.

What is sleep apnea?

At Star Dental, we have found that many of our patients are unfamiliar with sleep apnea in general. It is one of the more obscure conditions people hear about but don't really understand. Essentially, there are two main types of sleep apnea. The one we treat in our dental office is obstructive sleep apnea. This is where your airways become blocked while you sleep, preventing your body from receiving the right amount of oxygen. Oxygen is necessary and critical for your body to function. A lack of it can make it difficult to function during the day and also make you feel incredibly tired. As a sleep apnea dentist, we have found that the obstruction generally occurs because the lower jaw falls backward at night and as it does, the tongue falls with it and begins to obstruct your airways. This is what can lead to constant choking and gasping noises while you sleep — something your partner may have noticed and complained about. In fact, loud snoring is one of the key indicators that you have obstructive sleep apnea.

Options From a Santa Clara, CA Sleep Apnea Dentist

When you visit our 95050 dentist office, we will examine you and discuss your symptoms prior to determining whether or not you have sleep apnea. Once we are certain you do, we will recommend that you wear an oral appliance at night. This device will be customized for you specifically to ensure that it will remain securely in place while you sleep. It is small like a retainer and incredibly discreet. It does not make any noise and is easy to travel with. This makes our treatment solution far more convenient than a typical CPAP machine would be. It is also more comfortable, which means our patients tend to use their treatment device on a nightly basis, whereas many CPAP users give up after trying for only a week or two to use it.

The appliances we provide you with as a sleep apnea dentist will serve to hold your lower jaw in the forward position. By doing so, your tongue will also remain in the forward position and your airways will be clear. It is a simple approach to a common problem that is both affordable and convenient to use. For this reason, there is no need to continue living with the loss of energy that comes from sleep apnea.

Call (408) 676-5323 to treat your sleep apnea today.

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