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90% Of people

who suffer from sleep apnea are UNDIAGNOSED

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Sleep Apnea Los Angeles

If You Suffer from Sleep Apnea, Find Relief With An FDA-Approved Oral Appliance

Sleep apnea afflicts more than one in five adults, though 90% don’t even know they have it, despite its main symptom being loud snoring. As many as 92% of middle-aged men and 83% of middle-aged women may have a moderate to severe case of this life-threatening disorder that has been undiagnosed. Sleep apnea not only interferes with your own sound sleep, but can keep your partner awake.

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Other signs can include:

  • Insomnia.
  • Frequent need to urinate during the night.
  • Obesity and inability to lose weight.
  • Migraine headaches in the morning.
  • Waking with a “choking” sensation, “cotton mouth,” or a sore throat.
  • Inability to concentrate and poor memory.
  • Drowsiness during the day.
  • Depression, anxiety, or irritability.
  • Reduced reaction time.

Sleep apnea can also be a factor in the risk for diabetes, weight gain, high blood pressure, stroke, heart failure, Alzheimer’s disease, erectile dysfunction, and lowered sex drive. It impairs driving ability and is a major cause of car accidents.

An apnea is a “pause” for one or more breaths, lasting as long as 90 seconds or these may occur as many as 100 times an hour, depriving the body of the oxygen needed to regenerate cells. There are two types of sleep apnea and some people have both:

  1. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is most common and is due to a physical block of the airway. The lung muscles work properly, but the blockage is due to a large tongue or increased soft tissue in the upper throat that has collapsed when the throat muscles relax during sleep.
  2. Central Sleep Apnea (CSA) is due to lack of respiratory effort when the brain fails to transmit proper signals to the muscles that control breathing.

 

The body’s reaction to both types is to get more oxygen by partially waking up and gasping for air. The sufferer goes back to sleep briefly, unaware of what happened.

The conventional medical treatment is wearing a device called a CPAP with a mask, which would require you to lie on your back all night and is not easily tolerated by most patients.

Fortunately, Wilshire Smile Studio has experts who can provide you with a much more comfortable and less expensive alternative. Every sufferer can benefit from a dental appliance that is a custom-made, FDA-approved type of treatment which helps keep the jaw in a position to prevent apneas. This is usually covered by Medicare and insurance plans. If minor surgery is required for OSA, it can be performed by our oral surgeon.

 

For a diagnosis and consultation, as soon as possible call 323-DENTIST (336-8478).

Client Testimonials

This is one of the nicest dental offices I’ve been to. It’s clean, beautiful, super nice staff and very efficient. I am very happy with the quality of care I have gotten in Wilshire Smile Studio. I see the hygienist every three months and my gums feel so good. I am not sure how a dental office can be more pleasant. Everything is always explained to me very thoroughly. A few times that I had billing issues, Charlyn was very helpful. They take pictures of the problem areas on big screen TV, it’s very cool and educational. I have referred all my friends and co-workers to this office and everyone is very happy. I can’t imagine going to another dental office for dental care.
Sue M.
This is one of the nicest dental offices I’ve been to. It’s clean, beautiful, super nice staff and very efficient. I am very happy with the quality of care I have gotten in Wilshire Smile Studio. I see the hygienist every three months and my gums feel so good. I am not sure how a dental office can be more pleasant. Everything is always explained to me very thoroughly. A few times that I had billing issues, Charlyn was very helpful. They take pictures of the problem areas on big screen TV, it’s very cool and educational. I have referred all my friends and co-workers to this office and everyone is very happy. I can’t imagine going to another dental office for dental care.
Sue M.
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