Did you know that your dentist provides a treatment which can potentially save your life? Even in its mild to moderate form, obstructive sleep apnea—OSA for short—is a notorious precursor to daytime fatigue, and can result in accidents on the job or behind the wheel. One of the difficulties with sleep apnea is that many of the patients who suffer from the condition don’t even know it. At Rhodes Ranch Dental, our experienced dentist makes a comprehensive range of advanced dental services available to you and your loved ones, from the highest quality preventive, pediatric, and emergency dental care, to the latest advances in dental sleep medicine for the treatment of mild to moderate cases of Las Vegas sleep apnea.
One of the most common symptoms of Las Vegas sleep apnea is loud or frequent snoring. That’s because sleep apnea occurs when the soft tissues of the throat slacken to the point of occluding the airway during bedtime. But OSA is distinct from ordinary snoring, as it results in the restriction of oxygen to the brain. In fact, OSA can cause patients to stop breathing up to hundreds of times in a single night, ranging in duration from a few seconds to over a minute at a time. Additional symptoms can include anything from morning headaches, irritability, and memory loss, to excessive fatigue even after a full night’s rest. The good news is that for patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea, treatment can be relatively straightforward and simple. At our office, we fabricate customized oral appliances for the treatment of OSA. Tailor-made to the crests and contours of your smile, sleep apnea appliances are designed to support the jaw in a forward position, helping to maintain an open upper airway, so that you can breathe uninterrupted throughout the night.
To find out how you may stand to benefit from treatment for Las Vegas sleep apnea with a customized oral appliance, contact Rhodes Ranch Dental at the number listed below today!