Sleep Apnea Treatment in Los Angeles
Many patients suffering from sleep apnea in Los Angeles are under the impression that the only way to treat their condition is by using a CPAP machine and wearing a sleep mask. Yet, they are often unaware that a talented dentist like Dr. Feiz is trained in the use of oral appliance therapy to treat sleep apnea without the use of cumbersome machines.
Why it’s Important to Treat Sleep Apnea
If you are dealing with issues related to snoring, the problem might be a lot more than an annoyance to others. Especially if a constantly feeling tired, falling asleep at inappropriate times, or having issues with insomnia, it’s something you really need to look into. People with sleep apnea acutally stop breathing many times during the night, this means that sleep may be interupted for periods so short the night that the patient never becomes aware of the problem. People with apnea may sleep forhours more than other people, and still feel tired throughout the day. Others might have trouble sleeping. Headaches are often a problem.
It’s worse than it sounds, however. Uninterupted sleep is vital to our good health. Doctors consider apnea a serious sleep sloter disorder because it is associated with host of illnesses and conditions, many of them life threatening. These include:
- Auto accidents caused by fatigue
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Type 2 diabetes
- Reactions to drugs and anesthetia
- Heart disease and heart failure
- Poor liver function
- Metabolic symdrome and weight gain
How Dentists Treat Sleep Apnea
Patients of Calabasas Dental Group and California Dental Care can request a custom fitted plastic mouth guard-like instrument that keeps the airway from being restricted. This device is custom fitted by our dentists to maximize both comfort and effectiveness. While most patients with extremely severe cases often do need to use a CPAP machine, this alternative approach to treating sleep apnea in Los Angeles is preferred by patients with a mild case who would like a more natural and convenient means of addressing the problem.
And, because snoring is also a problem caused by the airway’s inability to remain open during the course of the night, these mouth guards are also a great way to treat cases of severe snoring that may not be related to apnea. Anyone who has struggled with other treatments for severe snoring should contact Calabasas Dental Group and California Dental Care to see if a custom fitted device is the right course of treatment for them. Treatment for snoring and/or sleep apnea in West Los Angeles or the San Fernando Valley is only a phone call away.
West LA Sleep Apnea Treatment
While Dr. Feiz is known as a dentist for sleep apnea West Los Angeles and Valley patients trust, he also provides a wide variety of other dental services. In addition to treating serious conditions, we also provide the cosmetic dentistry Los Angeles patients rely on when they want to get a smile makeover.
It’s also important to note that the fine work done by Dr. Feiz at Calabasas Dental Group and California Dental Care is not only for adults. We have also built up a reputation as some of the area’s best family dentists Los Angeles parents count on to take care of their children and their selves.
It is difficult to find a dentist in Los Angeles as versatile as the talented dentists at Calabasas Dental Group and California Dental Care. But, luckily for Los Angeles residents, we are always willing to take on new patients! To schedule an appointment, call our West Los Angeles branch or our Calabasas location at one of the two phone numbers above. You can also reach out to us electronically through our contact page.