How Can a Dentist Help Me with My Sleep Apnea?
Patients seeking treatment for sleep apnea in Los Angeles can benefit from our specially designed oral appliances that do not require the use of bulky machines or sleep masks. Patients can visit Dr. Farzad Feiz in either our West LA or Calabasas offices for a quick consultation, get fitted for a custom mouth guard device, and leave knowing that a healthy good night’s rest is ahead of them.
The Dangers of Sleep Apnea
Serious snoring may have far worse consequences than waking up to a grumpy spouse; that’s because heavy snoring is the most common symptom of sleep apnea, a condition in which the patient momentarily stops breathing during sleep. This interrupts the patient’s rest by briefly stopping blood flow to the patient’s brain and body, often 100 times per night. As you might imagine, it can make patients more susceptible to a host of health problems, several of which can be life-threatening including cardio-vascular illness and an increased risk of falling asleep while driving. Conditions that may arise from sleep apnea include:
- Fatigue and fatigue-related accidents or behavior
- Frequent oversleeping
- Adverse reactions to drugs, medications, and anesthesia
- Type 2 diabetes
- Metabolic syndrome
- Poor liver health
- Weight gain
- Heart disease
There are varying degrees of sleep apnea and those suffering from the most advanced forms may require a CPAP machine; however, less severe forms are often treatable with dental devices. Our team at Calabasas Dental Group and California Dental Care is here to provide patients with the options they need to deal with this little-understood but serious health issue.
What Dr. Feiz Can Do for You
Many forms of sleep apnea can be successfully treated with oral devices that essentially reconfigure a patient’s airway in a manner that allows for constant airflow and uninterrupted sleep. This method of treatment is significantly preferable for patients who prefer a more natural treatment or those who may want to avoid having to sleep with the help of a machine. Dr. Feiz has assisted many patients in finding an effective solution for their sleep apnea and snoring problems.
Contacting our Office
Dr. Feiz has been treating patients for almost 20 years at Calabasas Dental Group and California Dental Care in the heart of West Los Angeles, cultivating a reputation as an excellent dentist who genuinely cares about the wellbeing of his patients. In addition to treating patients’ sleep apnea and snoring-related dental concerns, Dr. Feiz helps patients with general dentistry, cosmetic and restorative procedures, and more. For more information, visit our contact page or call the number at the top of your screen.