Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is more common than many people believe. Even when they don’t realize that they have it, the disorder can have a significant impact on the overall quality of their sleep. At our Moreno Valley, CA, dental office, we can help may patients who suffer from sleep apnea enjoy a much better quality of sleep, and the many different benefits that come with it. With a custom-designed sleep appliance, we can help you address the causes that lead to sleep apnea and help you enjoy the peaceful, restful sleep you deserve, every night.
Enjoy sleep without snoring
OSA occurs when mouth and throat tissues collapse into your airway, and while not everyone who snores has sleep apnea, the noise is a typical sign that of the disorder. As tissues clog your airway, the space for your breath to pass through grows tighter, increasing the air pressure of your breathing. This causes your throat tissue to vibrate loudly with every breath you take, and the noise will grow louder the more airway becomes obstructed. Treating sleep apnea with a sleep appliance stops this obstruction, and therefore, prevents the vibrations behind loud snoring.
Sleep without interruption, as well
You might not notice every time your breathing stops while you sleep. Even when your body wakes up and clears your airway, you can still remain unconscious to it. However, this still interrupts your brain’s and body’s sleep patterns, making it impossible for you to enter the deeper levels of sleep that you truly need. For example, during rapid eye movement (R.E.M.), your body’s cells and tissues rejuvenate and repair themselves. Yet, when sleep apnea prevents you from entering R.E.M. sleep, this rejuvenation process never occurs.
Enjoy sleep without a CPAP machine
For many patients diagnosed with sleep apnea, traditional treatment often includes the use of a CPAP machine and mask. CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure, and the machine provides a gentle stream of air through the mask to help keep your airway clear throughout the night. Often, we can provide a more comfortable and personalized solution in the form of a custom-designed sleep appliance. Instead of using positive air pressure, the aligner supports your jaw in a comfortable, slightly forward position that keeps your airway open and free of obstruction.
Sleep better with sleep apnea treatment
By treating your sleep apnea with a custom-designed appliance, you can enjoy a number of benefits thanks to your improved quality of sleep. Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve 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.