Dr. Shaileshkumar Bhatt provides sleep apnea treatment in Victorville, California, to help you improve your health and get the rest you need. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a sleep-breathing disorder and can have a serious impact on your health and be life threatening if untreated. We invite you to call Victorville Family Dentistry at 760-245-7800 to schedule your consultation with our experienced dentist and learn more about sleep apnea treatment.
Sleep apnea is caused by obstructions in the airway, such as the tongue rolling back or the soft tissues of the throat collapsing. These obstructions prevent you from breathing properly and may cause pauses in your breathing at night that last for a few seconds or up to a full minute. These pauses can occur hundreds of times in a night and prevent you from getting sufficient oxygen to your brain and from getting the rest you need to function normally. Common signs of OSA include:
- Daytime drowsiness
- Depression, anxiety, irritability and mood changes
- Waking with a sore or dry throat
- Frequent headaches, especially in the morning
- Difficulty concentrating and memory problems
Sleep apnea can also contribute to a number of other medical conditions, including liver problems, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, depression and anxiety, weight gain, obesity, respiratory issues, and hormonal and chemical imbalances in your body.
When you visit our office, our dentist will work with you to create a treatment plan to help you get the rest you need. We offer oral appliance therapy to treat your condition. Oral appliances can be custom-designed to keep your airways open so that you can breathe without difficulty while asleep.
Call us today to make your appointment with our dentist and team and learn more about the benefits of sleep apnea treatment.