Do you suffer from sleep apnea? Dr. Vikram Mishra and Dr. Jeff in Simi Valley, CA expertly crafts custom mouth guards as a simple, less invasive form of sleep apnea treatment. Custom-made night guards are a trusted, comfortable solution for patients suffering from sleep apnea and its side effects.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is identified as continual pauses in breathing during sleep. This condition is a reaction to the muscles relaxing during sleep and gravity pulling airways closed. Sleep apnea can contribute to more serious health conditions including severe fatigue, memory loss, high blood pressure (hypertension), weight gain, and changes in mood.
What Are The Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea?
Patients who suffer from sleep apnea regularly report the following symptoms:
- Periodic loss of breath while sleeping
- The struggle to breathe while sleeping
- Constant fatigue
- Lack of energy
- Heavy snoring
- Weight gain
- Dry throat
- Irritability and mood swings
Is Sleep Apnea Serious?
Millions of people suffer from sleep apnea in the United States alone. While the condition is not uncommon, it can lead to more dangerous health conditions. If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea or suspect you may have this condition, you could be at a higher risk for:
- Heart Disease
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- Irregular Heartbeat
- Worsening ADHD
How Is Sleep Apnea Treated?
If Dr. Mishra or Dr. Jeff suspect that you may have sleep apnea, our team will coordinate your treatment to ensure you get the treatment you need! For your treatment, you will most likely be provided with either a CPAP machine or an oral appliance for treatment.
A CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine is the most common treatment for patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. The CPAP machine consists of a small air blower connected to a cushioned plastic mask that covers your nose. The blower forces air through a flexible hose into the mask to help keep your airways open while you sleep.
We create customized oral appliances that are designed to maintain open airways while you sleep. We find that most patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea prefer oral appliances to bulky CPAP machines.
Whichever form of sleep apnea treatment suits you best, Dr. Mishra, Dr. Jeff and their skilled team will be with you every step of the way!
We Bill Through Medical Insurance!
While most dentists do not bill patients' medical insurance for their sleep apnea treatment, we do! At Sequoia Dentistry, you can receive a sleep apnea screening and treatment right here in the office, without the need to seek an outside specialist.
Questions about the medical insurance billing process? Just give us a call today and a member of our friendly team will be happy to assist you!
Schedule Your Sleep Apnea Consultation With Sequoia Dentistry Today
Addressing your sleep apnea symptoms can help preserve your health and quality of life! Call Sequoia Dentistry today to schedule your sleep apnea screening.