Snoring & Sleep Apnea Treatment

Help Me Stop Snoring!

Can’t stop snoring? Our dentists practice dental sleep medicine, which can help treat snoring using oral appliances. If your snoring seems to wake you up and cause you to feel more fatigued the next day, it may be possible that you have sleep apnea. The following is a list of signs or symptoms that indicate you may have sleep apnea:

  • Snoring
  • Fatigue
  • Restlessness while sleeping
  • Dry mouth or sore throat when you wake up
  • Waking up suddenly after gasping or choking
  • Constant need to go pee at night
  • Night sweats
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Headaches
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Depression or anxiety

You may not be aware of your own symptoms, but your bed partner may notice. Although the above symptoms are common for sleep apnea, your dentist or doctor will rule out other possible reasons for your snoring. Taking medications that could affect your sleep, having other medical conditions, or traveling to locations with low oxygen are all possible reasons for experiencing sleep apnea or snoring. 

Our office will do everything possible to diagnose and treat you if you lose sleep because of snoring or sleep apnea. We refer our patients out of the office for a sleep test if you don’t already have the results from one, and use that information to make a treatment plan with you.

Enjoy better sleep and get treated at Dental Arts of Mountain View today! Call (650) 969-2600 to book your appointment.

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The Dangers of Sleep Apnea

There are three different types of sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common, and occurs when your airways repeatedly become completely or partially blocked while you sleep. This is caused because the soft tissue in the back of your throat collapses. You may start to breathe loudly while gasping or your body will jerk itself awake. 

Central sleep apnea occurs because your brain fails to tell your muscles to breathe because of problems in your respiratory control center. This type of sleep apnea is common in people with neuromuscular diseases such as ALS, people with heart failure, or people who have had a stroke. 

Complex sleep apnea is a combination of both obstructive and central sleep apnea. 

It is very unlikely to die while you sleep with this disorder because your brain signals your body to wake up when it does not receive enough oxygen. However, leaving sleep apnea untreated can lead to premature death. You may develop other health problems such as hypertension, stroke, arrhythmias, cardiomyopathy, heart failure, diabetes, obesity and heart attacks. It is extremely important that you visit your doctor to receive treatment for this sleep disorder. 

Call our office at (650) 969-2600 to book an appointment today to improve your sleep and overall health!

Benefits of Sleep Apnea Treatment

Once you receive your sleep test, our dentists can help you treat it using oral appliances to open up your airways. In addition to snoring, oral appliances also help treat obstructive sleep apnea. Dental Arts of Mountain View is more than willing to work conjunctly with your doctor to help you treat your snoring and/or sleep apnea through dental sleep medicine. 

Treating sleep apnea provides six key benefits.

  • Sleep refreshment
  • Lower risk of heart problems and of having a stroke
  • Reduced risk of depression
  • Lower risk of mortality
  • Better management of diabetes (if this is something you already struggle with or have developed through untreated sleep apnea)
  • Lower risk of cancer

There are several different solutions to sleep apnea, including lifestyle changes, a mouth guard and the CPAP. Our Dental Arts dentists will help you find the best option based on your preferences.

The Snoring and Sleep Apnea Mouth Guard

A CPAP alternative is the snoring and sleep apnea mouth guard. This oral appliance provides a larger airway in the throat to alleviate breathing problems while you sleep. Since each person’s mouth is different, our office custom makes your mouth guard to successfully treat your sleep apnea. Purchasing an ill-fitting mouth guard online without seeing one of our dentists can actually worsen your sleep apnea by obstructing the airway further instead of improving it. 

See our dental specialists for your sleep apnea mouth guard today! Call ​​(650) 969-2600 to contact the front desk.

Hate Your CPAP?

If your CPAP machine is giving you trouble, is uncomfortable or outdated, the snoring and sleep apnea mouth guard is a great alternative and is very easy to use. Our dentists are happy to help you find a comfortable solution as you treat your sleep apnea.

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Dental Arts of Mountain View is the best experience you can have going to the dentist. Dr. Van has the best bedside manner of any dentist Ive ever had. He has a calm and caring demeanor, is very meticulous and decisive with his work, and takes the time to walk you through his plan and recommendations.

Ginny L.

Dental Arts of Mountain View is the best experience you can have going to the dentist. Dr. Van has the best bedside manner of any dentist Ive ever had. He has a calm and caring demeanor, is very meticulous and decisive with his work, and takes the time to walk you through his plan and recommendations.

Ginny L.

Dental Arts of Mountain View is the best experience you can have going to the dentist. Dr. Van has the best bedside manner of any dentist Ive ever had. He has a calm and caring demeanor, is very meticulous and decisive with his work, and takes the time to walk you through his plan and recommendations.

Ginny L.

Dental Arts of Mountain View is the best experience you can have going to the dentist. Dr. Van has the best bedside manner of any dentist Ive ever had. He has a calm and caring demeanor, is very meticulous and decisive with his work, and takes the time to walk you through his plan and recommendations.

Ginny L.

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