If you suffer from sleep apnea, it is likely that the condition is having a negative impact upon your health, your work, and your personal life. The ongoing pauses in breathing over your hours of sleep leave a person feeling dull and tired. Many people are unaware that they suffer from sleep apnea unless they share a bed with a partner, who is often awakened by the snoring, coughs, and snorts as the breath starts and stops, which can occur many times every hour.
Treatments for Sleep Apnea
If you suspect you have sleep apnea, your first step is a full examination to determine the correct treatment for the condition. Sleep breathing masks that push air into the airways were once the standard treatment, but are uncomfortable and unwieldy.
Dental Devices to Resolve Sleep Apnea
Dental devices are now available to treat sleep apnea, and are far more gentle, easy to wear, comfortable, and can resolve the condition without the need for invasive surgery. In some cases, surgery may be necessary for cases in which the lower jaw is misaligned. At our practice, we seek out the most effective, non-invasive treatments for sleep apnea. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, contact our Pasadena dentist today.