Sleep Apnea Dentist
Want to Live the Dream of Better Sleep? At Koala® Center for Sleep and TMJ Disorders, Our Experienced Doctors & Dental Staff Provide Solutions for Sleep Apnea Using Comfortable Oral Appliance. Please Call Us Today to Schedule a Consultation.
What is sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea is a very common disorder and is a potentially serious sleep disorder at that. Sleep apnea is when a person is asleep and their breathing stops and starts repeatedly. If you happen to snore very loudly and often wake up feeling tired even after a full night’s sleep, you may have undiagnosed sleep apnea. Many people go about their lives not knowing that they have sleep apnea and just think that it is very common to snore without having any health complications. There are a few types of sleep apnea that patients should know about, and they include:
- Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) – this is the more common form of sleep apnea and it occurs when the patients throat muscles relax and block airflow
- Central sleep apnea – this type of sleep apnea occurs when the patient’s brain doesn’t send the proper signals to the muscles that are controlling a patient’s breathing
- Complex sleep apnea syndrome – this a hybrid disorder and occurs when someone has both obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and central sleep apnea
If you don’t know if you’re suffering from any of these disorders – then it is very important that you speak to a sleep doctor or sleep apnea dentist about your questions or concerns. There are many well qualified sleep apnea dentists at Koala® Center for Sleep and TMJ Disorders.
What is a sleep apnea dentist?
Dental sleep medicine is the area of a medical dental practice that focuses on the usage of oral appliances for the treatment of sleep-disordered breathing, which includes snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Dentists typically work with a variety of different sleep doctors so that they can help identify the best treatment plan for each patient. So, if you happen to be experiencing trouble with any form of sleep apnea than an oral dental appliance treatment plan may be the right solution for you. Not only will it improve your sleep but also the sleep of your bed partner! Continuously getting a full night’s sleep – you will gradually see an improvement in your health and quality of life. When a dentist believes that one of their patients is suffering from sleep apnea, he or she will often recommend that the patient has a sleep study performed.
Why should I choose Koala® Center for Sleep and TMJ Disorders as my sleep apnea dentist?
Our primary goal at all of our Koala® Center for Sleep and TMJ Disorders locations is to help you sleep, better than you have ever slept before. This in turn, will improve the quality of your life. Our team of highly and fully trained dentists, medical technicians, and professional staff are here to ensure that we provide a comfortable and affordable treatment option for all of our patients suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ or TMD). We have many years of experience and look forward to helping you sleep better today. Some of our most common treatments include treatment for: