What dental treatments are available for Las Vegas, NV patients with obstructive sleep apnea?
When patients have been diagnosed with the sleeping disorder called obstructive sleep apnea, their Las Vegas, NV physician may have encouraged them to use a cumbersome device known as a CPAP machine. Many patients do not like this device and end up not complying with their treatment. Instead, patients are urged to speak with their dental team about possible treatments for obstructive sleep apnea that use oral appliances.
Obstructive sleep apnea described
When patients visit their primary physician, and are told they have obstructive sleep apnea, they may be educated on the symptoms of this condition and the overall concerns of letting it go untreated. Obstructive sleep apnea is a blockage that occurs in the airways at night, keeping patients from breathing, waking them up regularly – sometimes hundreds of times in one night. This keeps patients from reaching the deep levels of sleep they need to feel restored and rejuvenated overnight. This can lead to symptoms such as:
- Increased depression and anxiety
- Difficulty concentrating
- Poor memory
- Daytime fatigue
- Chronic headaches
When patients are given a CPAP machine, they often fail to comply with treatment because it is uncomfortable and difficult to travel with. This device requires patients to wear a mask that pumps air to keep the airways open. It can be noisy and unattractive. Instead, Dr. Christopher Lim can provide another solution. With oral appliance therapy, patients wear a special mouth guard that holds the tongue down and keeps the jaw aligned to ensure optimum breathing at night. It is comfortable, discreet, and easy to use, making it the obvious choice for patients who are having difficulty maintaining treatment with their CPAP machine.
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Interested in oral appliance therapy?
Speak with Dr. Christopher Lim and his team at Hillside
Dental about the use of oral appliance therapy to treat your obstructive
sleep apnea. His practice is located at 6090 S. Fort Apache Rd., Ste.
#120 and can be reached by phone at 702-666-8584