Cosmetic Dentistry located in Washington, DC
When sleep apnea interferes with your slumber, it negatively impacts your quality of life and your health. At Revive Dentistry in Washington D.C., expert dentists Michael Mortazie, DDS, and Shila Yazdani, DDS, oversee a team of providers who are committed to helping you find a lasting sleep apnea solution. If you’re suffering from symptoms that suggest sleep apnea, or have received a diagnosis from another provider, make an appointment to find out your sleep apnea solutions. Call the office today or request an appointment online.
Sleep Apnea Q & A
What is sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea is diagnosed when you have repeated episodes of interrupted breathing during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the tissue in your throat area relaxes too much. Another form, central sleep apnea, involves miscommunication between the brain and breathing muscles.
What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?
Waking episodes may number in the hundreds and cause snoring, poor sleep quality, and morning headaches. Your sleep partner may notice your awakenings or long pauses in your breath during sleep.
Even if you don’t notice waking while you sleep, you may feel exceptionally sleepy during the day, experience drowsy driving, mood changes, or irritability.
Sleep apnea is associated with a number of health conditions, including erectile dysfunction, diabetes, and heart disease.
What are my options for sleep apnea treatment?
At Revive Dentistry, Dr. Yazdani, Dr. Mortazie, and the rest of the team have years of combined experience treating sleep apnea and have changed many men and women’s lives.
Solutions for sleep apnea include:
The team educates you on how to use pillows and other props to prevent sleeping in positions that exacerbate sleep apnea.
Appliance therapy for snoring and sleep apnea
The dentists can fit you for dental-grade mouth guards and other devices that keep the airway open, decreasing snoring and apnea episodes.
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)
This treatment is provided by a medical doctor. It consists of a machine that blows pressurized air through the breathing passages, opening the airway.
The staff at Revive Dentistry guides lifestyle changes (i.e., weight loss and nutrition counseling) that can alleviate sleep apnea symptoms.
In some cases, surgery to widen airway passages is necessary. Usually, this is reserved for severe cases that fail to respond to conservative treatments.
What are the benefits of using a dental appliance for sleep apnea?
Explore the option of using an appliance for an effective way to alleviate sleep apnea symptoms. A dental appliance is less bulky than a CPAP machine. It’s customized for you and greatly reduces snoring, a major complaint of sleep apnea.
Contact Revive Dental to learn more about sleep apnea and your treatment options. Call the office today or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.
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