Las Vegas, Nevada dentist can treat sleeping disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea
Patients who have experienced the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea are aware of the problems with this condition. Obstructive sleep apnea, or “OSA,” is a condition that affects millions of Americans – with many being left undiagnosed. Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that many patients in the Las Vegas, Nevada area encounter. The condition results from a blockage in the airway that can cause a patient to wake up hundreds of times a night – and miss out on the restorative, restful sleep they need to function at their best every day. Obstructive sleep apnea can affect a patient in many ways. Symptoms include:
- Depression and anxiety
- Daytime fatigue
- Waking up at night
- Chronic snoring
- Difficulty concentrating
- Poor memory
- Poor work performance
Patients who have these issues and visit their primary physician may be told to have a sleep study. A sleep study is the best way to properly diagnose obstructive sleep apnea. Patients rest at a sleep clinic overnight while being monitored by a physician.
If a physician diagnoses a patient with obstructive sleep apnea, their primary treatment option is a CPAP machine. This is a special device that patients use at night when they sleep to keep the airways open. However, many patients do not comply with treatment. Dr. Christopher Lim of Hillside Dental may encourage patients to learn about oral appliance therapy as an alternative.
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Interested in ditching the CPAP machine?
If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and told by your physician to use a CPAP machine, you may have other options available to you. We encourage you to visit Dr. Christopher Lim of Hillside Dental to decide if oral appliance therapy is an alternative that will work for you. Contact the practice today by calling 702-666-8584 and scheduling a visit at 6090 Fort Apache Road, Suite 120. Our professional team in Las Vegas would be excited to work with you to find an alternative solution that fits your lifestyle.