Visit Pasadena, CA Area Dentist to Learn about the Dangers of Sleep Apnea
At Prestige Dental patients have access to solutions that are available for their oral health and wellness. In addition to convenient dentistry, our practice also offers oral appliance therapy for patients who have been diagnosed with conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea.
What is obstructive sleep apnea?
Dr. Vasag Bouzoghlanian is a dentist who describes obstructive sleep apnea as a condition that can negatively impact one’s overall quality of life. This particular condition causes a blockage in the airway that keeps patients from being able to breathe properly. The obstruction, which could be the tongue falling into the back of the throat or excess fat on the neck area, can impair one’s ability to achieve the deep, restorative levels of sleep needed to feel their best each day.
How is obstructive sleep apnea treated?
Obstructive sleep apnea can be addressed with a CPAP machine that is typically recommended by a physician, but many patients do not comply with CPAP use because it is uncomfortable and cumbersome. Instead, patients are excited to learn that their dentist offers an alternative solution such as oral appliance therapy, which involves the use of a specialized mouthpiece or mouth guard that is worn while patients sleep to maintain open airways and improve overall sleep quality.
Why choose oral appliance therapy?
The mouth guards used for oral appliance therapy in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea are:
Discuss obstructive sleep apnea services with Dr. Vasag Bouzoghlanian today!
At Prestige Dental Family, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry, Dr. Vasag Bouzoghlanian and his team of professionals are here to help patients with a wide range of dental services—including treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. If you are no longer interested in using a CPAP machine and are seeking an alternative, we encourage you to book an appointment with our staff to discuss options available to you in terms of oral appliance with our dental team. Call Prestige Dental today at (626) 577-2017 and visit the office conveniently located in Pasadena, CA at 1060 E Green Street, Suite #203.
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