Sleep Apnea Treatment in San Francisco, CA
While sleep apnea is a prevalent sleep disorder, it's not often easy to detect in its earliest stages. However, the board-certified dentists at UNO DENTAL are equipped to treat it effectively and ensure your oral and overall health.
Sleep apnea is often caused by an individual's anatomy, which can obstruct the airway during sleep. This can result in snoring, periodic disruptions of sleep, and breathing difficulties. As a result, individuals with sleep apnea often experience daytime fatigue due to poor sleep quality.
At our San Francisco dental office, we offer personalized care for sleep apnea treatment, utilizing cutting-edge therapies and top technologies.
We aim to help patients enhance their wellness and confidence by offering gentle, state-of-the-art sleep apnea treatment to relieve symptoms and restore quality sleep.
Understanding Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), characterized by recurrent pauses in breathing during sleep, arises when relaxed muscles and gravity obstruct your airway. This disorder can induce severe complications like hypertension, memory loss, mood swings, weight gain, and significant fatigue.
Anatomical features mainly cause sleep apnea, leading to the closure of airways in the throat during sleep which can cause mild snoring to disruption in sleep and breathing in severe instances. As a sleep apnea patient, you may experience regular nightly waking due to poor airflow, causing daytime fatigue because of the absence of continued, quality sleep.
At UNO DENTAL in San Francisco, we offer comprehensive, personalized care to address the root causes of sleep apnea to relieve you from snoring or other OSA-related symptoms.
Identifying Sleep Apnea Symptoms
Patients with sleep apnea often exhibit a variety of symptoms, such as:
- Severe snoring
- Regular episodes of breathlessness while asleep
- Difficulty breathing during sleep
- Persistent fatigue and energy depletion
- Weight gain
- Feelings of depression
- Dry throat
- Periods of irritability and mood swings
The American Sleep Apnea Association indicates that a substantial 22 million people in the United States are affected by sleep apnea. If you are diagnosed with or suspect this disorder, you may face increased risks of several health problems, including:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Irregular heartbeat
- Exacerbation of ADHD symptoms
Available Treatment Options for Sleep Apnea
If our dentists identify potential sleep apnea symptoms, they will collaborate with a sleep specialist to ensure you receive the necessary treatment. Two treatment methods are generally recommended if diagnosed: a CPAP machine or an oral appliance.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines, highly recommended for obstructive sleep apnea patients, use a small air blower linked to a cushioned plastic mask covering the nose, delivering a gentle airflow to keep the airways open during sleep.
Our dental office specializes in creating custom oral appliances to enhance airway function while asleep. Patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea often prefer these to cumbersome CPAP machines. Regardless of your choice, we are committed to accompanying you throughout your journey to improved sleep health.
Ensuring Optimal Results from Sleep Apnea Treatment
Your custom treatment from Dr. Kandar will be designed to address your symptoms and promote optimal long-term health. Attending your regular consultations and check-ups at our San Francisco dental office will be recommended to monitor your treatment progress.
Schedule Your Sleep Apnea Consultation With UNO DENTAL Today!
Sleep apnea doesn't have to affect your quality of life or health — relief is on the way! At UNO DENTAL, we prioritize your welfare and strive to provide an unparalleled experience at our San Francisco practice. Call today to schedule your sleep apnea screening!