Sleep Apnea Treatment

Don’t let snoring ruin your nights – and your days. Visit Volterra Dental in Los Alamitos, CA. We can treat your chronic snoring and sleep apnea so you can get the restful sleep you need. Call our dental office at 562-735-2363 today to learn how we can improve your quality of sleep with a custom oral appliance.

What Causes Sleep Apnea?

In sleep apnea, the muscles in your neck and throat relax so much that the windpipe starts to close under the weight. As it closes, your breathing becomes labored and causes a loud vibration we know as snoring.

When the windpipe closes, it forces you to suddenly wake up for fear of suffocating. However, most people fall back to sleep right away and don’t even realize how often they’re waking up during the night.

When Does Bad Snoring Indicate Sleep Apnea?

Everyone makes noise when they sleep. But no one should be snoring loudly all the time. Such consistent noises can be a sign that your sleep is being disturbed. Chronic snoring can indicate that your airway is getting blocked or even closed off, otherwise known as sleep apnea.

What Are The Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea?

The problem with sleep apnea is that the near-suffocation keeps waking you up, robbing you of the restful sleep you need to stay healthy. That suffocation also lowers the oxygen in your blood.

The issues that result from this lack of sleep and oxygen can lead to other conditions, including:

  • Headaches
  • Hypertension
  • Cardiovascular problems
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Depression
  • Weight gain

How Can A Dentist Treat Sleep Apnea?

At Volterra Dental, Dr. Laos and Dr. Yoshikane work with area physicians to conduct a sleep test. If you’re diagnosed with sleep apnea, we can offer a special dental device called a snore guard that you wear over your teeth when you sleep. It gently shifts the position of your jaw, which helps keep your windpipe open and clear.

Start sleeping well again and regain your energy during the day. To schedule an appointment for sleep apnea treatment, call Volterra Dental at 562-735-2363 or use our online form.