Did you know that our team at Skyline Family Dental can you sleep better? Sleep disorders like sleep apnea can trace their cause to oral issues and Dr. Overholtzer and his team have the skill, knowledge, and experience to treat and correct those issues. If you’re having a hard time getting full night’s rest because of sleep apnea, it’s time to learn how our Bishop dentist can help.
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder where the throat muscles relax too much while the patient is sleeping. This causes the soft tissue in the airway to collapse, preventing the patient from breathing deeply. When a patient isn’t taking in enough air, the brain fails to get enough oxygen and wakes the body up in an effort to kickstart breathing again. As a result, those with sleep apnea can wake up hundreds of times during the night without realizing it.
Patients with sleep apnea:
- Feel tired during the day, even after they’ve gotten a full night’s rest.
- Snore loudly, and often affect the sleep patterns of their partners.
- Feel lethargic and are often less productive during the day.
- Can develop serious health problems if the sleep apnea is left untreated.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
At Skyline Family Dental, we treat sleep apnea at its source to fully alleviate sleep apnea symptoms and help our patients get a great night’s rest again. After sleep apnea treatment, our patients can enjoy a greater level of overall health and well-being. Patients feel more productive and confident, and are able to tackle problems easier when they’ve had enough rest. Our sleep solutions can even help eliminate snoring and help your partner get a better night’s sleep too.
Creating your custom treatment starts with taking a deeper look at the cause of your breathing problems. We use our i-CAT cone beam technology to better diagnose and treat sleep apnea. The i-CAT takes full, 3D scans of your jaw and skull, allowing Dr. Overholtzer to identify where the problem areas are and what treatment would be best. Our treatment helps patients breathe easier during the night and alleviates sleep apnea symptoms.
Get a Better Night’s Rest with Sleep Apnea Treatment
If you or your partner is showing signs of sleep apnea, it’s time to schedule an appointment with our Bishop, CA dentist.