Village Dental Offers Lake Zurich Sleep Apnea Treatment
If you can’t get a good night’s sleep because you continually stop-and-start breathing, you are putting yourself at risk for other serious health issues, besides increasing your chances for persistent drowsiness and the inability to focus during the day. If you have a chronic snoring problem, or if you experience disrupted breathing during sleep, you could have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is serious health issue that can only be properly diagnosed through sleep study, but can be effectively treated with help from a dentist. If you have been suffering from disrupted sleep due to snoring and sleep apnea, Dr. Kaplan can help with sleep apnea treatment in Lake Zurich.
How Do I Know if I Have Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is caused when airflow is restricted from its normal flow through passageways and causes patients to stop breathing for several seconds, or even minutes, at a time. While sleep apnea can only be officially diagnosed through a sleep study, symptoms include:
• Loud snoring
• A start-and-stop sleep pattern
• Choking during sleep
• Moodiness or forgetfulness
As many of the more tell-tale symptoms occur during sleep, it can be hard to determine if your condition is sleep apnea. If you are having trouble sleeping, it’s important to see your doctor for a diagnosis. If is it is determined that your disrupted sleep is due to sleep apnea, Dr. Kaplan can prescribe a comfortable and convenient treatment that offers relief from sleep apnea symptoms.
The Benefits of Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances
Traditional sleep apnea therapy means using a CPAP machine – a device with a mask that covers your nose and mouth and aids breathing during sleep. However, many people are hesitant to treat their condition with a CPAP, as it is inconvenient and costly. Thankfully, dentists like Dr. Kaplan can comfortably treat sleep apnea with an oral device.
An oral appliance for treating sleep apnea looks like a mouth guard and is meant to hold your jaw at the right angle to prevent airway collapse and allow easy breathing. Your mouth guard will be made to fit your smile and can be comfortably worn while sleeping. Unlike a CPAP machine, a mouth guard:
• Is mall and comfortable
• Will not affect your sleeping position
• Is custom-fit for you
• Able to hold your jaw in position, which can also help prevent complications from further oral health issues, like TMJ disorder
Sleep apnea treatment from Dr. Kaplan’s Lake Zurich dental office is ideal for patients who are hesitant to get a CPAP machine because of the inconvenience, cost, or even issues of claustrophobia.
Treatment for Sleep Apnea in Lake Zurich
Village Dental has been helping patients to healthy smiles and better overall wellness for over 20 years. Dr. Kaplan and his staff have been together for over 18 years, and know exactly what to do to help their patients enjoy better quality of life. Village Dental offers a friendly environment where patients can get the care they need.
Dr. Kaplan and his team are happy to offer sleep apnea treatment in Lake Zurich, IL. If you’re looking for oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea, contact Village Dental to schedule your consultation.