It is estimated that over 18 million Americans suffer from the effects of sleep apnea, which can include depression, irritability, and even an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. So if you are one of those people, you have plenty of company, but it may not seem like you have very many options when it comes to treatment. If you can’t imagine trying to sleep with one of those bulky, cumbersome CPAP masks on your face, you might wonder what other choice you have. Treatment options are out there, and you can start your sleep apnea treatment by making an appointment with our office in the LA area.
Our dentist, Dr. Simmons, has been working with patients seeking sleep apnea solutions for years. While a dentist might not be your first thought for the treatment of a sleep disorder, your mouth is where your sleep apnea problem begins. No one understands your mouth like your dentist! Dr. Simmons can help fit you for an oral appliance, which is an American Academy of Sleep Medicine-approved alternative to a CPAP machine.
There are a variety of oral appliances available to our patients, and Dr. Simmons will take time to examine your mouth and choose the one that’s best for you. Dr. Simmons will instruct you about how to put this device to good use, so you can start enjoying a great night’s sleep in no time. You’ll be amazed at the difference this makes in your overall well-being! Make an appointment to start your sleep apnea treatment in the LA area. You can call us or request an appointment time right through our website!