Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep Apnea & Snoring Treatment
Alternatives to a CPAP Machine
Ellicott Mills Dental has been proudly serving our patients in Ellicott City, Maryland and the surrounding area for years. We provide a full-suite of corrective and preventative dental services, including treatment options for sleep apnea and snoring.
Sleep apnea, often associated with snoring, is a serious condition that affects more than 20 million Americans. If you have been suffering from sleep apnea and snoring or are looking for a CPAP alternative, contact our office today.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a condition that can be caused by several different factors:
- An obstruction or blockage in the airway.
- Your brain fails to send signals to the muscles that are required in breathing.
- A combination of both of these.
Sleep apnea can cause extremely poor or fragmented sleep quality while reducing the amount of oxygen in the bloodstream. If sleep apnea is left untreated, it can create serious health consequences such as:
- Atrial fibrillation
- High blood pressure
- Chronic fatigue and exhaustion
- Chronic heart failure
- And other cardiovascular problems as well
Many individuals underestimate the long-term negative impact that sleep apnea can have on their health. As a result, many patients do not seek treatment until symptoms become too severe to ignore.
Signs of Sleep Apnea
How can a dentist help with your sleep apnea?
Consulting and seeking treatment from a dentist is the best course of action when it comes to treating your sleep apnea. They will be able to properly diagnose the source of your sleep apnea and snoring while providing the best course of action for treatment.
Do I need a CPAP machine for my sleep apnea?
Continuous positive airway pressure machines (or CPAP machines) are some of the most commonly used machines for helping patients who suffer from sleep apnea. CPAP machines are effective in treating obstructive sleep apnea, but they can be lacking when it comes to treating other more complex forms of sleep apnea. They can also be uncomfortable to use and difficult to travel with.
Who qualifies for this sleep apnea treatment?
Many patients qualify for this treatment. First, they partake in an in-home sleep study to see how severe their sleep apnea is. Once those results are in, our dentists will determine if this alternative is a proper fit for you.
Call us to book an appointment today.
Ellicott Mills Dental offers an alternative to the obtrusive CPAP machine. Give our office a call today to see if this will work for you.