If are suffering from sleep apnea, our dentist can help. Dr. Patel is an experienced and talented dentist in Hayward with specialized skill in treating sleep apnea and other general dentistry treatments. We understand that by treating this condition, we can protect your smile, restore your health and improve your quality of life.
Sleep apnea is a chronic condition that occurs when your muscles relax during sleep and causes soft tissue to collapse and block your airway. This can cause repeated pauses in breathing, and lower your oxygen levels by up to 4%. Consequently, your sleep can be profoundly disturbed. Sleep apnea is associated with symptoms that affect all areas of your health, from teeth grinding and snoring while you sleep to headaches and excessive fatigue during the day. It is a condition that needs to be addressed in order to prevent dental damage and lower risk factors for high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, diabetes and chronic acid reflux.
Oral Appliance Therapy
Have you been told that you snore, gasp or even choke while you sleep? Let Dr. Patel evaluate you for sleep apnea. Many sleep apnea patients also grind their teeth during sleep, and this may be evidenced by enamel damage on your teeth or TMJ problems. Whether your sleep apnea is damaging your smile, destroying your health or disturbing your bed partner, you will find an effective, non-invasive solution at Cosmetic Dentistry of Hayward.
We offer oral appliance therapy to treat obstructive sleep apnea. This involves an easy to wear and custom fit appliance that is similar to a mouthguard. Worn only at night, this appliance can successfully reposition your jaw to a more forward position to open your airway while you sleep. Our appliances are a comfortable and convenient solution that can significantly reduce your sleep apnea episodes, prevent teeth grinding and reduce snoring.
Sometimes addressing the quality of your sleep involves addressing components of your dental health. For an accurate diagnosis of sleep apnea, contact us today to make an appointment at Cosmetic Dentistry of Hayward. We are proud to offer the latest technology in sleep apnea treatments so that you reclaim your health and quality of life.