Sleep Apnea Therapy – Atlanta, GA
Improve Your Sleep, Improve Your Life
Snoring shouldn’t just be thought of as a mild annoyance – it can actually indicate the presence of a much more serious health problem known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), which regularly deprives patients of oxygen as they rest and fractures the deep sleep their bodies need. If left untreated, this condition can even be deadly in nature – it is estimated that over 40,000 people in America die each year from complications associated with sleep apnea, which include heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular dilemmas.
Have you received a diagnosis of OSA from your general physician? Are you unhappy with your current sleep apnea treatment, which probably includes an uncomfortable CPAP machine? It may be time to explore oral appliance therapy with Dr. Gaylor at Cosmetic Dentistry of Atlanta. We would love to see you for a consultation soon here in the Atlanta community – contact us today.
Why Choose Us for Sleep Apnea Therapy?
- Voted America’s Best Dentist & Top Atlanta Dentist
- Commitment to Overall Health & Wellbeing
- Concierge-Level Customer Service Throughout Every Stage of Treatment
How Does Sleep Apnea Work?
Obstructive Sleep Apnea occurs when a patient’s airway becomes partially or fully blocked due to an obstruction, such as collapsed soft tissue. Without oxygen, the brain is forced to send out an emergency signal, awakening the patient so that they can readjust and start breathing normally again. Usually, this rude interruption only lasts a few seconds and may not even be remembered in the morning, but it can happen dozens, even hundreds of times per night. As a result, the deep sleep we all need to function and live life to the fullest is dangerously fractured.
Do I Have Sleep Apnea?
Common indications of sleep apnea include the following:
- Chronic fatigue and exhaustion, even when the patient seemingly got a full night of rest
- Excessively loud and constant snoring
- Morning headaches/sore throat/dry mouth
- Problems with memory and/or concentration
- Regularly snorting and gasping during sleep
If you experience any of the following symptoms regularly, it’s time to see your general physician or a specialist for a sleep test.
Explore Oral Appliance Therapy
So you’ve been diagnosed with mild to moderate OSA – now what? CPAP machines have long been the gold standard for sleep apnea treatment, but many patients struggle to use them because of their bulkiness and loud noises; additionally, it can be difficult to travel with so much equipment. Dr. Gaylor would love to introduce you to the benefits of oral appliance therapy as a worthwhile alternative. The way this device works is simple enough: the custom-made device will comfortably reposition the jaw and/or tongue so that the airway does not collapse during sleep. The patients can breathe without interruption and wake up feeling truly well-rested for the day ahead at last.