Are you or your partner chronic snorers? Do you often feel extremely tired when you wake up? You or your partner could be at risk for sleep apnea. Obstructive Sleep Apnea is the most common type that occurs when soft tissues in the mouth relax and collapse towards the back of the throat. The airway becomes momentarily blocked, cutting the flow of oxygen off to vital organs.
The Tyma Trachtenberg Center for Contemporary Dental Health treats mild and moderate cases of sleep apnea in Doylestown, PA. Using a conservative approach to dental care, our experienced professionals provide care that treats symptoms at the source.
Treatment for Sleep Apnea at our Dentist Office
The dental team at Tyma Trachtenberg Dental treats mild to moderate cases of sleep apnea with an oral appliance. We create custom oral appliances that fit to your exact measurements. We will take a dental impression of teeth to ensure that your oral appliance fits comfortably.
This solution opens up the airways and prevents the soft tissue in the back of the throat from collapsing. Oral appliance therapy stops snoring and treats sleep apnea reliving morning headaches and chronic fatigue. This option is a more comfortable alternative to bulky CPAP machines. They also offer higher compliancy rates because they are easy to wear and fit easily in a case for easy carry on travel.
Common Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
There are several signs of this dental concern to be aware of:
- Consistent, loud snoring
- Waking up to breathe
- Headaches that arise in the morning
- Difficulty concentrating
- Dry mouth
- Feeling excessively tired during the day
- Sleeping with an open mouth
If you have noticed any of these symptoms, call Tyma Trachtenberg Dental today at (215) 348-4172. We will work with you to determine the cause of your dental problems and find a solution.
Sleep Apnea FAQs
Will sleeping sitting up stop sleep apnea?
Sleeping with your head elevated will help improve sleep apnea symptoms. Sleeping with the head up helps improve circulation which helps promote breathing, and keeps airways open.
What foods help with sleep apnea?
Foods with melatonin, omega-3, and foods high in fat and dairy can help provide sleep apnea relief. Bananas are also a good food to eat to help relieve sleep apnea symptoms.
Does eating before bed affect sleep apnea?
Patients with sleep apnea should be sure to eat no less than 2 hours before going to bed. Being sure there are 2 hours between your last meal and your bedtime will help open up airways, helping patients breathe more clearly.
Does sleep apnea shorten life span?
Yes, sleep apnea can contribute to a shorter lifespan. This is largely because sleep apnea increases patients’ risk of heart disease, heart attacks, and heart failure. Studies have shown that sleep apnea may reduce life expectancy by up to 10-15 years.
How many apneas per hour is severe?
Severe sleep apnea is classified by more than 30 apneas per hour. This means that you are experiencing an apnea about every other minute. Patients with severe sleep apnea may reach up to 100 apneas per hour.
What can happen if sleep apnea goes untreated?
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes pauses in breathing during sleep. When not treated, this can lead to many health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, strokes, heart failure and obesity. Other medical conditions such as high blood pressure or depression can greatly increase the risk of developing these diseases.
Schedule an Appointment Today
Stop sleep apnea at the source. Call Tyma Trachtenberg Dental for comprehensive and high-quality sleep apnea treatment in Doylestown, PA today at (215) 348-4172. You can also schedule an appointment with our professional team online here. Our experienced professionals work as a team to coordinate care in a comfortable and relaxing office space.