Snoring is often a sign of sleep apnea, and it is more than a nuisance to your spouse or roommates. Untreated sleep apnea can lead to serious health problems and reduce life expectancy, and many patients avoid treatment because they don’t want to use a CPAP machine. An airway dentist like Dr. Ratti Handa can help sleep apnea by identifying and treating the underlying cause to restore deep, restful sleep.
What Causes Sleep Apnea?
While you may be familiar with sleep apnea risk factors like obesity, smoking, large neck circumference, and being male, but there are often underlying structural problems that cause the obstructed airway. A pre-existing airway issue is often related to the oral structure of the palate and jaw. Dr. Handa does comprehensive evaluations in each of her general dentistry patients to screen for sleep apnea and promote a stable airway.
How Can An Airway Dentist Help Sleep Apnea?
Airway-centered dentistry uses a system called Vivos dentistry, which focuses on treating the underlying problem with the airway using specialized techniques and technology.
Vivos is a unique system to diagnose and treat sleep problems in children and adults. This oral appliance therapy addresses the physiological cause of most sleep problems so patients can enjoy better sleep and therefore better lives. To treat sleep apnea, Dr. Handa uses Vivos techniques coupled with general dentistry practices to help patients avoid invasive surgery or a CPAP machine.
Benefits of Sleep Apnea Treatment
Getting treated for sleep apnea is more than reducing snoring. Getting higher quality sleep leads to a higher quality of life, with benefits including improved concentration and memory, improved heart health, feeling more energized throughout the day, and more stable moods. An airway dentist treating the structural problems leading to sleep apnea can also improve your oral health. Adults and children can benefit from sleep apnea treatment.
Airway Dentist in Acton, MA
Do you believe that you may be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea? Call Dr. Handa and her professional dental team today at 978.212.3783. You may also request an appointment with Dr. Handa online. Every patient deserves a night of restful sleep. Get on track to improving your health with sleep apnea treatment in our Acton, MA office.