Sleep Apnea - Maricopa, AZ
Reclaim Restful Sleep
At Maricopa Dental Center, we’re fairly used to people being surprised when they hear we can help treat sleep apnea. We have the equipment, techniques, and experience to help you overcome sleep apnea.
Has sleep apnea been affecting you or your partner?
There are several different types of sleep apnea, but the one we can address at Maricopa Dental Center, is Obstructive Sleep Apnea. OSA occurs when the soft tissues in the back of the throat collapse during sleep, which blocks the airway and prevents proper breathing throughout the night. The lack of airflow causes a lack of oxygen to the brain and the rest of the body and can cause serious, potentially deadly health problems
Ready to Feel Rested Again?
This sleep disorder affects millions of Americans, many unaware that their loud, frequent snoring is a symptom of something more serious. If you or your partner snore, wake up several times during the night, or feel exhausted no matter how many hours you've slept, scheduling a consultation may be in your best interest. Dr. Taylor and his dental team at Maricopa Dental Center can get you into a deep sleep - without a CPAP machine. So if you're in Arizona, don't hesitate to contact us at (520) 568-5959.
Some common signs and symptoms of sleep apnea include:
Frequent sleep disruptions for loud, chronic snoring, choking or gasping for air
Morning dry mouth, headaches & migraines
Frequent urination, night sweats, high blood pressure
Daytime drowsiness, insomnia or nightmares
What are my treatment options?
Traditional treatment for sleep apnea includes a CPAP machine. CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure and is a machine used at night to manually move air in and out of the lungs. Although CPAP machines are considered "the gold standard" for treating sleep apnea, many patients are dissatisfied with the volume of the machine, its bulkiness, and its invasiveness, to the point that it prevents the user from finding restful sleep.
Fortunately, we can offer a less invasive and more modern solution with oral appliance therapy. This therapy uses a small oral device similar to a mouth guard that gently shifts the lower jaw forward, preventing the airway from collapsing and allowing the patient to breathe comfortably throughout the night.