Your oral health can extend beyond just your teeth and smile, it can affect your whole-body health, including the quality of your sleep. At Russell Kelly, DDS, Inc., our dentist is proud to offer sleep apnea treatment in Orange, California, for patients who suffer from sleep disordered breathing. If you struggle with chronic drowsiness, we may be able to help! Call our office at 714-532-3331 to schedule your visit with Dr. Russell Kelly and learn more about your options for sleep apnea treatment.
Sleep apnea is characterized by pauses or interruptions in breathing while sleeping, waking you up during the night and preventing you from getting the sleep you need to function throughout the day. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs specifically when your airway is obstructed, often by collapsed tissues or your tongue rolling back into your throat. When untreated, sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnea can put you at an increased risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, liver problems and other serious health conditions.
Only a sleep physician can officially diagnose you with sleep apnea, but our dentist can help you identify and treat the symptoms of sleep apnea. Signs may include:
- Consistent daytime drowsiness
- Irritability and personality changes
- Difficulty staying asleep
- Sore or very dry throat in the morning
- Morning headaches
The recommended treatment for you sleep apnea may vary depending on the severity of your condition. For mild to moderate case, we may recommend a simple oral appliance. This appliance fits over your teeth and holds your jaw in a position that keeps your airway clear as you sleep. To learn more, call or visit our office today!