Are you suffering from the symptoms of sleep apnea? Dr. Tony Hong offers custom-fitted nightguards as a more comfortable form of sleep apnea treatment for our patients. Our custom night guards are carefully crafted to help patients suffering from the uncomfortable side effects of this condition.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Identified as continual pauses in breathing during sleep, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a reaction to your muscles relaxing during sleep and gravity pulling your airway closed. Sleep apnea can then lead to serious conditions including hypertension, memory loss, mood change, weight gain, and severe fatigue.
1 Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea
Patients who suffer from sleep apnea regularly report the following symptoms:
- Heavy Snoring
- Periodic Loss Of Breath
- During Sleep
- Struggling To Breathe
- While Sleeping
- Constant Fatigue
- Lack Of Energy
- Weight Gain & Depression
- Dry Throat
- Mood Swings & Irritability
2 Risks of Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea may be more common than you realize. According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, over 22 million people have sleep apnea in the United States alone! If you think you may have sleep apnea or have already been diagnosed, your risk could be higher for the following health conditions:
- Stroke or Heart Disease
- Irregular Heartbeat
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- Worsening ADHD
3 Treatments For Sleep Apnea?
The most common treatment for obstructive sleep apnea sufferers is the CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine. The CPAP machine includes a small air blower connected to a cushioned plastic mask covering the nose. This blows air through a flexible hose into the mask, to help keep the airways open while you sleep.
We craft custom-fitted oral appliances designed to help patients’ airways stay open while they sleep. The comfort of our custom oral appliances is generally preferred to the larger, bulkier CPAP machines. Our patients who have mild to moderate sleep apnea are typically excellent candidates for treatment with custom appliances.
4 Schedule A Sleep Apnea Consultation
Dr. Hong and our team are prepared to coordinate treatment with a sleep specialist, to ensure you receive the quality sleep apnea treatment you need! If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, your treatment will likely include a CPAP machine or an oral appliance.
Whatever your sleep apnea treatment of choice may be, our team is here to ensure your needs are met!
Our customized treatments and skilled dental team are here to ensure sleep apnea doesn’t get in the way of your health or quality of life! Give us a call today to schedule your sleep apnea screening.