SLEEP APNEA TREATMENT
Dr. Roger Anderson and his team are committed to helping you improve both your oral and overall health. We offer sleep apnea treatments at our dental clinic to help you rest better at night and improve your health and quality of life.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a condition characterized by pauses and interruptions in breathing while sleeping. These pauses may occur multiple times a night, and can last for significant amounts of time, cutting off oxygen to the brain and contributing to other serious medical conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure and liver problems.
Sleep apnea is caused by obstructions in the airway, such as the tongue rolling back in the throat or the soft tissues of the airway collapsing. Many people who suffer from sleep apnea are unaware that they have developed this condition, as it occurs while they are asleep. Sleep apnea is often noticed first by the patient’s loved ones who see or hear the patient sleeping at night and realize that something unusual is occurring.
Some common symptoms of sleep apnea include:
Extreme daytime drowsiness (hypersomnia)
Difficulty in falling or remaining asleep (insomnia)
Irritability, depression, and other changes in mood and personality
Frequent headaches in the morning
Awakening with a dry or sore throat
Awakening multiple times in the night, often accompanied by shortness of breath
The type of treatment you receive for sleep apnea depends on the severity of your condition. Dr. Roger Anderson can provide oral appliance therapy using custom-made mouth guards. These specialized oral appliances help to keep your airways open so that you can breathe easily while you sleep. If more intensive treatment is called for, Dr. Roger Anderson may recommend a trusted specialist to provide you with CPAP or a surgical procedure.
For more information about sleep apnea treatment in Lakewood, Colorado, and to set up your consultation with Dr. Roger Anderson, contact our dental clinic today at 303-232-6205.