Are you suffering from the effects of sleep apnea? Dr. Vikram Mishra in Chatsworth, CA crafts custom mouth guards as a less invasive form of sleep apnea treatment. Custom night guards are a durable, comfortable solution for patients seeking relief from sleep apnea and its uncomfortable symptoms.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is identified as continual pauses in the breath during sleep, occurring as a reaction to the muscles relaxing during sleep and gravity pulling airways closed. Sleep apnea is known to contribute to more serious health conditions including severe fatigue, memory loss, high blood pressure (hypertension), weight gain, and changes in mood.
What Are The Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea?
Patients who suffer from sleep apnea will often report the following symptoms:
- Periodic loss of breath while sleeping
- The struggle to breathe while sleeping
- Constant fatigue
- Lack of energy
- Heavy snoring
- Weight gain
- Dry throat
- Irritability and mood swings
Is Sleep Apnea Serious?
Sleep apnea is not uncommon — millions of people suffer from this condition in the United States alone. Even still, sleep apnea can lead to more dangerous health conditions when left untreated. If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea or suspect you may have this condition, you could be at a higher risk for:
- Heart Disease
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- Irregular Heartbeat
- Worsening ADHD
How Is Sleep Apnea Treated?
If Dr. Mishra finds that you do have this condition, our team will coordinate your treatment to ensure you get the relief you deserve! Your expert sleep apnea treatment will most likely include a CPAP machine or a custom-fitted oral appliance.
A CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine is the most common treatment for patients who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. The CPAP machine consists of a small air blower connected to a cushioned plastic mask covering those nose. The blower forces air through a flexible hose into the mask to help keep your airways open while you sleep.
At Chatsworth Dental Group, we create customized oral appliances that are designed to maintain open airways while you sleep. Most patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea prefer oral appliances to bulky CPAP machines.
Dr. Mishra and his team will be with you every step of the way, providing clear and honest recommendations for your sleep apnea treatment plan!
We Bill Through Medical Insurance!
Many dentists do not bill patients' medical insurance for their sleep apnea treatment, but we do! At Chatsworth Dental Group, we're proud to coordinate patients' sleep apnea evaluations and treatment.
Ready to learn more about the medical insurance billing process for sleep apnea treatment? Just give us a call and our friendly team will be happy to answer any questions you may have!
Schedule Your Sleep Apnea Consultation With Chatsworth Dental Group
Taking care of your sleep apnea symptoms can help preserve your quality of life and total body health! Call our office today to schedule your sleep apnea appointment.