If you wake yourself up from loud snoring or a feeling of breathlessness, you may have a dangerous condition called sleep apnea. At the dental offices of Kenneth Gonzales, DDS, PLLC, Dr. Delaine R. Farias provides specialized care for men and women struggling with sleep apnea. Call the office or use the online scheduler to book an appointment to discuss solutions now.
If you stop and start breathing multiple times per hour during your sleep, you may have sleep apnea. It’s a dangerous condition because the repetitive pauses in breathing deprive your brain of oxygen.
Interruptions in your sleep can lead to memory problems, hypertension, and heart disease. There are three types of sleep apnea:
Unless someone tells you about your snoring and waking, you may not even know you have sleep apnea. Symptoms that might mean you have sleep apnea include:
Depending on how severe your sleep apnea is, you may sleep and wake dozens of times each night.
Unfortunately, sleep apnea can lead to some very serious conditions, such as:
To fend off these serious conditions, it’s important to seek care from Dr. Delaine R. Farias.
There are a number of viable solutions for sleep apnea. Dr. Farias evaluates your sleep disorder and customizes a treatment plan that addresses your unique needs. Some of the ways she may use to treat your condition are:
She may recommend a treatment plan that combines one or two of these different solutions.
Similar to a mouthguard, a dental appliance keeps your mouth in a position that reduces or eliminates snoring and sleep apnea. Typically, it takes two appointments to measure, fabricate, and fit your dental appliance.
Dr. Farias has extensive experience in helping men and women stop snoring. To meet with her for a custom sleep apnea consultation, call the office of Kenneth Gonzales, DDS, PLLC or use the online scheduler to book an appointment today.