Sleep Apnea and Snoring Dentistry | Lansdowne Dentist for Sleep Apnea
Do you sometimes wake up gasping for breath? Do you or a loved one have problems sleeping or with snoring? If yes, our sleep apnea dental treatments can help.
If you suffer from these conditions, they may be a sign of sleep apnea, in which obstructed airways cause breathing difficulty as you sleep. Have you been told that you snore loudly? Both sleep apnea and snoring can result in extreme fatigue during the day, headaches, and a sore throat in the morning, among other symptoms. If you have sleep apnea and are tired of being hooked to a CPAP machine every night, or your loud snoring disrupts a loved one, there are treatments available.
“I’ve been a sleep apnea patient for over 20 years. During that time I used CPAP. I finally saw Dr. Kamboh when I heard about other devices that could be used to treat sleep apnea. It’s comfortable and I’m finally getting the sleep I need. I’m ecstatic that I saw Dr. Kamboh for my sleep apnea!”
—Ken, Ashburn, VA
After 20 years of using a CPAP machine to try to sleep, Ken was through. “The machine is extremely cumbersome. The tubes get tangled up. It’s just uncomfortable.”
When he contacted Dr. Kamboh for a consultation, he was eager to try an oral appliance. Dr. Kamboh fitted him with the TAP 3 Elite, a mandibular advancement device that fits much like an orthodontic retainer or a mouthguard.
“The TAP 3 was a lifesaver. I breathe so well at night. The device is small, fits easily, and is easy to travel with. I really couldn’t be happier switching from CPAP.” After just a week with the device, Ken says his life is changed for the better. “I owe Dr. Kamboh big time. It feels like I got my life back!”
Your Lansdowne sleep apnea dentist, Dr Kamboh, is prepared to treat a wide range of sleep disorder conditions. There are several dental sleep apnea treatments and ways to stop snoring through dentistry. Oral appliances are the most common dental treatments used for snoring and sleep apnea. These devices are worn much like a retainer or sports mouth protector.
What is Sleep Apnea? How Can My Dentist Help?
An oral appliance designed for the treatment of sleep apnea or snoring promotes normal levels of air intake. While you are asleep, they prevent the soft tissues at the back of the mouth from collapsing into the airways, which blocks air flow and causes you to stop breathing during the night. These excess tissues can also vibrate against the back of the throat, causing snoring. An oral appliance, which is fitted to your mouth by a sleep apnea dentist, can be used alone or with other devices such as a CPAP (continuous positive air pressure) machine.
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Using an oral appliance as an obstructive sleep apnea treatment is cost effective, and many patients find it easier to use than CPAP machines. In addition, it is much less invasive than surgical methods of trimming away the excess tissues that can cause breathing issues while you sleep. Many patients find that having an oral appliance made by their dentist is a very effective solution for treating snoring or sleep apnea.
We look forward to serving you, so for any questions on sleep apnea dentistry or to schedule an appointment, please contact our office, and a member of our team will be glad to help you.