Sleep Apnea: An Overview
Our patients who suffer from sleep apnea have usually been told by a partner or roommate that they snore very loudly in their sleep. Additionally, patients have also said that they have woken themselves out of sleep due to snoring or wake up feeling as if they never actually went to sleep in the first place. If you snore, this means that you are not maintaining a proper airway while you sleep. Columbia Family Dentist has treatment solutions to potentially alleviate this issue for you altogether.
Sleep Apnea Treatment in Columbia, MD
Our goal with our sleep apnea treatment plan is to address your symptoms and help you enjoy a restful night’s sleep. Treating the symptoms of sleep apnea is important for your overall health and well being, minimizing the risk of a sudden cardiac event or stroke with prolonged disease. Symptoms of sleep apnea include:
- Loud snoring
- Drowsy during the day
- Difficulty breathing while you sleep
- Loud gasps of air while you sleep
- Abrupt awakenings accompanied by gasping or choking.
- Dry mouth or sore throat
- Headaches or sore jaw
For mild to moderate sleep apnea or for patients who are intolerant of the CPAP, Dr. Sahil can create a customized sleep guard, or oral appliance, to help you maintain a proper airway while you sleep. These nightguards hold your jaw in an improved resting position to allow for better breathing.
Patients love our customized nightguards because they are more comfortable, discreet and portable than the CPAP. Our nightguards are made using dental impressions of your own teeth, so you know they will fit comfortably and securely throughout the night. Additionally, nightguards are more discreet and portable than a CPAP machine. It is also very common for sleep apnea patients to also suffer from bruxism, or teeth grinding.
Schedule An Appointment
A good night’s rest is invaluable to your mental and physical health. We understand that a sleep disorder or sleep apnea could be taking a great toll on your wellbeing. If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea or suffer from the common signs or symptoms of a sleep disorder, let our team at Columbia Family Dentistry help you find a solution. Schedule an appointment online for a consultation with our doctors or call our office at 410-670-8211 As an experienced dentist in Columbia, Maryland, we will come up with a plan to restore your overall health and the quality of your sleep.