What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
OSA is a sleeping disorder caused by airway obstruction in your throat. Your soft tissues can collapse on top of each other, reducing oxygen flow or sealing off your airway. Although it may feel like you're asleep, your brain and body are not getting the oxygen they need. You might gasp or stop breathing without even realizing it.
Oral Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
OSA sufferers are likely to exhibit signs and symptoms like:
• Broken, worn, or flat teeth
• TMJ pain
• Prominent jaw muscles
• Large neck circumference
• Large tonsils
• Bite marks on your cheeks and tongue
• Weight gain, fatigue
• Heart disease
Dr. Matian can easily screen for oral warning signs of obstructive sleep apnea during your dental checkup. And fortunately, treatment is also available at our West Hollywood office, too!
A Better Night's Sleep is closer than you think
Obstructive sleep apnea originates inside your mouth. Working with a trained sleep dentistry provider like Dr. Matian means we can provide holistic options like an oral appliance. Oral sleep appliances open your airway naturally, increasing oxygen flow when you sleep. An oral sleep apnea device is usually more convenient and discreet than using a CPAP machine. The custom-fitted oral appliance naturally widens your airway by positioning your tongue and lower jaw in a slightly forward position; this prevents your soft tissues from blocking-off air at the back of your throat. Wearing an oral appliance for sleep apnea can provide effective relief and may eliminate the need for a CPAP.
Why Choose Dr. Matian?
Dr. Matian works with licensed sleep physicians to create custom-made oral appliances for sleep apnea in our West Hollywood office. This unique service is not available in medical clinics because it can only be delivered by a licensed sleep dentist trained in apnea treatments. Contact our West Hollywood office today to reserve a consultation.
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