Are you having trouble feeling refreshed when you wake up, and do you feel tired during the day even after a full night’s rest? Do you have a tendency to snore at night, and wake up with a sore throat and dry mouth? These are some of the issues that can affect you if you have an untreated problem with sleep apnea. While people sometimes assume this is “just” a snoring problem, you can actually experience many different health concerns if you let the problem continue. Our Riverside, CA dental practice has experience helping people who struggle with sleep apnea. Instead of requiring you to wear a CPAP machine, we can use a special oral appliance to help keep your airways open throughout the night to stop this problem from further affecting you.

How Can I Tell If Sleep Apnea Is Affecting Me?

If you have a tendency to snore throughout the night, sleep apnea could be the cause. Over time, a person with sleep apnea can start to exhibit signs of sleep loss, even if they are confident that they have enough rest. Irritability, lack of focus, chronic headaches, and other problems can start to affect you. Over time, your inability to enjoy full rest can make it difficult for you to manage health conditions, and control your blood pressure.

Seeking Sleep Apnea Treatment From Your Dentist

While it may seem odd to talk about snoring during a routine dental checkup, you should know that your dentist can help you deal with sleep apnea. Many people who suffer from this problem have what is known as obstructive sleep apnea – their airways are frequently closed by soft tissues in their throat. By wearing a special oral appliance at night, you can keep your breathing passages unobstructed, and enjoy the benefits of a full night’s rest again!

Discussing Other Issues That Affect Your Rest

Proper preventive dental care can sometimes call for the treatment of problems that affect your ability to rest properly. People who experience bruxism tend to grind their teeth frequently while they sleep. This can lead to potentially serious dental damage, and require restorative dental work. It can also cause you to struggle with TMJ dysfunction during the day. If you tend to grind your teeth at night, we can provide a custom oral appliance to keep them safe.

Talk To Our Riverside, CA Dental Office About Your Troubles With Sleep Apnea

At our Riverside, CA dental practice, we have experience identifying signs of sleep apnea, and we can recommend treatment that does not require the use of a CPAP machine. Addressing this problem can help you enjoy the full benefits of sleep in addition to correcting your troubles with snoring. If you want to know more about how our Riverside location can help you, or if you wish to make an appointment at one of our other locations, you can reach out offices with the information below:

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.