Are you having trouble concentrating at work or while driving? Maybe your family says you’re snoring more or sound like you’re waking up gasping for air.
You may have obstructive sleep apnea, which can cause headaches, mood swings, high blood pressure and heart issues, and many other challenges.
It’s time to get back in control. With a FREE consultation at our local dentist office in San Jose, you’ll be able to discuss your symptoms, get a professional exam, and learn about the sleep apnea solutions available for you.
Get a FREE Diagnosis for the Right Sleep Apnea Treatment
You may have sleep apnea symptoms, but you also need a definite sleep apnea diagnosis. You can get this through a sleep apnea test at home or a sleep study in a lab.
During your FREE consultation, we will:
- Give you time to discuss your sleep issues with your sleep apnea dentist.
- Recommend a sleep apnea doctor to get your formal diagnosis.
- Examine your medical and sleep history.
- Evaluate your airway for risks and breathing obstructions.
- Explain the sleep apnea treatments that fit your conditions.
Our first priority in sleep dentistry—and in all our dental services—is to keep you as safe and healthy as possible.
So we’ll make recommendations to move you toward better rest, improved airflow, lower blood pressure, safety at work and on the road, and much more.
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
The effects of sleep apnea range from mild to very serious. They include:
- Morning headaches.
- Irritability and mood swings.
- Holding your breath repeatedly while you sleep—without remembering it.
- Blood pressure and heart problems, which can include heart attacks.
- Falling asleep involuntarily during the day.
- Snoring or waking up gasping for breath.
- Dry mouth in the morning.
- Difficulty concentrating.
There are many other signs and symptoms of sleep apnea, which we discuss on our page, Snoring & Sleep Apnea – Overview.
Personalized Sleep Apnea Treatment for the Best Possible Results
You may have seen lots of suggested sleep apnea treatments on the internet. But your dental specialist will find the right solution specifically for you at your FREE consultation.
It may be one of the treatments below, or even a combination of treatments.
Nighttime Mouth Guard
At our family dental practice, we offer custom-made oral appliances. This fits comfortably over your teeth. You just pop it in before bed.
While you sleep, the mouth guard moves your jaw into a better position for opening your airway. This reduces the obstruction that makes you hold your breath.
The Invisalign® Process
Invisalign aligners gradually move the teeth and jaw into better positions permanently. If your airflow has been slowed down by the shape of your teeth or jaw, orthodontics can help.
The Invisalign process takes from 6–18 months. It can not only give you more restful sleep in the end but also a great-looking smile!
This solution uses a laser dentistry device to gradually change the shape of tissues around your airway. Through a series of appointments, we’ll shine a concentrated beam of light on key areas within your mouth.
Most patients don’t even need anesthesia during their appointments. It’s very comfortable. And plenty of patients have seen their snoring and sleep apnea symptoms greatly reduced or eliminated.
Will I Need an Oral Surgeon?
During your consultation, we’ll determine the right sleep apnea treatment for you. Many patients benefit from sleep apnea devices or orthodontics.
Cases that require oral surgery are rarer. We more often suggest NightLase therapy, which changes oral tissues through concentrated light, rather than traditional therapy.
Of course, you might be a rare case needing oral surgery. But remember that this usually doesn’t happen.
How Do You Determine if I Have Sleep Apnea?
During your consultation, we’ll have you complete a questionnaire about your sleep. If it seems possible that your fatigue or other issues are caused by sleep apnea, we’ll send you to a sleep specialist.
You don’t need to worry about finding a board-certified sleep apnea doctor. We’ll recommend several in the area who we trust and discuss the process with you.
Call Today for Your FREE Snoring and Sleep Apnea Consultation
Snoring is often caused by factors outside of our control. There’s no reason to be embarrassed, and there are many reasons to cure sleep apnea as soon as possible.
If you want to take the first step for FREE, we’re offering a complimentary sleep apnea and snoring consultation. Just call Advanced Dentistry by Design to claim your free appointment.