Do you find yourself dozing off in the middle of the day? Are you constantly drowsy while you drive, work or just sitting down? You might have sleep apnea. Once a sleep physician has diagnosed you with this disorder, Dr. Surjit Chahal and our team at Allure Dental Care & Orthodontics will be happy to help you work through it and get the rest you need. Contact us at 209-521-3400 to learn more and set up your appointment with our dentists for sleep apnea treatment in Modesto, California.
Sleep apnea is a disorder characterized by interruptions to normal breathing while you sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by blockages of the airway, such as when the soft tissues of the throat collapse. Sleep apnea rarely goes away on its own, and when untreated, it can lead to serious health problems now and in the future.
Mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea can be effectively treated with special oral appliances. This appliance is custom fit to your smile so that it is as unobtrusive as possible. It works by gently pulling the jaw forward, helping to keep the airway open and preventing obstructions during the night. This appliance may take some getting used to, but once you are used to it, your sleep should improve dramatically. If an oral appliance is not the right fit for your sleep apnea, there are other treatments available, and our dentists will work with you to find the best one for your needs.
To learn more and set up your appointment, contact us today!