You might have some misgivings about sleep apnea treatment even though you have already been diagnosed with the problem that can lead to fatigue and a host of serious health issues down the line. Of course, we suggest you schedule a visit to get started with treatment and to have your questions answered. For the present moment, however, we would love to help you get a head start on the details with a quick Q&A session that just might give you the motivation you’re needing to give us a call.

Questions and Answers

Question: I’ve heard that sleep apnea treatment is similar to other types of treatment for functional disorders. Is this true?

Answer: It is. You will wear a mouthguard type of oral appliance that aligns your jaws (gently) in a particular manner, so you breathe throughout the night. The use of an oral appliance is also suggested for issues like TMJ disorder or bruxism.

Question: I don’t like the idea of wearing an oral appliance but I keep hearing that it’s a much more preferable treatment to other options. Why is this the case?

Answer: This is because it is medication free, so there are no side effects or contraindications. In addition, it’s not invasive. This is contrary to the need for surgery or a CPAP machine.

Question: So, as long as I rely on the sleep apnea treatment you provide for me, does that mean I don’t need to make any additional efforts to promote consistent sleep for myself?

Answer: While you may decide that you don’t wish to make any other changes, it is certainly beneficial to pay attention to making wise lifestyle choices. For instance, sleeping on your side or stomach and losing excess weight can contribute greatly to treatment success.

Riverside Dental Group and Dental Associate Offices Serves a Community Near You!

Our dentists look forward to caring for you and every member of your family with a comprehensive selection of services. We will maintain and improve your oral health with a wide range of preventive, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and emergency dentistry techniques. We also specialize in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics, serving patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.