Dr. Steven Ross is committed to helping you improve your oral and overall health. He provides sleep apnea treatment in Salinas, California, to help you rest better at night and enjoy better health in your day-to-day life. To schedule a consultation with our experienced dentist and learn more about sleep apnea treatment, please contact Ross Family Dental today at 831-422-5351.
Sleep apnea is a sleep breathing disorder characterized by interruptions and pauses in breathing during sleep. These interruptions are usually caused by the collapse of soft tissue or the tongue rolling back to block the airway and prevent you from breathing normally while asleep. If untreated, sleep apnea can contribute to the development of other medical conditions, such as heart disease, high blood pressure and liver problems.
Common symptoms of sleep apnea include:
- Extreme daytime drowsiness
- Irritability, depression and personality changes
- Waking with a very dry or sore throat
- Frequent headaches in the morning
When you visit our office, our dentist will work with you to determine which type of treatment for sleep apnea will be best for your individual needs. Mild to moderate sleep apnea can often by managed with a custom oral appliance that moves your jaw slightly forward to keep the airways open while asleep. More severe forms of sleep apnea may require a CPAP or surgical treatment to correct.
For more information about obstructive sleep apnea and to schedule a consultation with our dentist please contact our office today.