If you can’t remember the last time you got a good night’s sleep call a dentist. Yes, a dentist. Xceptional dental can help with his or her chronic snoring or obstructive sleep apnea.
While your primary care physician may have recommended and prescribed CPAP therapy it doesn’t mean the person you share your bed with is going to use it.
CPAP for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Works
If you aren’t sure what CPAP therapy is, Dr. Janette Larsen explains that is a therapy that gently pushes air into the back of the throat of someone with OSA.
The air is delivered through a hose that is attached to a machine. The hose is connected to a mask that the person breathes through while sleeping.
While it’s proven that CPAP therapy works for obstructive sleep apnea some people just can’t, or won’t get used to it. In fact, in some studies people suffering choose to leave it in the drawer. As you can imagine this isn’t doing anyone any favors.
People suffering with obstructive sleep apnea have often tried everything to stop breathing cessations with no luck.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Alternative
Thankfully there is a solution that has worked for billions of people all over the planet. That solution is oral appliance therapy.
Xceptional Dental offers patients dental sleep medicine. This service is something that you won’t find in most dentist offices in San Diego.
Because this favorite dentist believes in compassionate dental care, she and her team have gone above and beyond to offer all types of products and services, services that only used to be offered by a medical care provider.
What is Dental Sleep Medicine?
Dental sleep medicine uses a variety of products and services that will help you breathe easier at night. After all, that is the only reason people are unable to sleep.
As previously mentioned obstructive sleep apnea closes the back of the throat causing the person suffering to wake up numerous times while sleeping.
This leads to brain fog, depression, mood swings and a loss of libido. People with OSA even have problems staying awake while on the job. Previously CPAP therapy was the only recommended therapy, but now, sleep doctors are recommending DSM.
Products such as custom made mouth guards and splints are giving those who can’t stand CPAP therapy another solution with oral appliance therapy.
Oral Appliance Therapy in San Diego
If you would like to learn more about dental sleep medicine for you or someone you love, send a direct message and schedule an obstructive sleep apnea consultation with Xceptional dental in San Diego today.