If you have sleep apnea in Sunnyvale, California, your medical doctor may have prescribed a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) device to overcome this sleep-disordered breathing condition. This machine uses a hose and mask to push air through the throat to keep your airway open. When used consistently, CPAPs effectively stop the cessation of breathing while you sleep.
Although CPAPs are thorough in treating sleep apnea, many patients abandon this treatment halfway through treatment because of discomfort. If you aren’t comfortable with CPAP, it doesn’t mean you have to live with untreated sleep apnea. At Todd S. Adams, DDS, we offer several alternatives to CPAPs to give you the deep, restful sleep you deserve.
Sleep apnea patients experience a pause in breathing while sleeping, which happens for about 10 seconds or more, sometimes up to a hundred times a night. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common sleep apnea where your tongue and other soft tissues in your mouth collapse, blocking your airway. When your body doesn’t get enough oxygen, this takes a toll on your health, and you may be at risk of conditions like:
If you suspect you have sleep apnea, please book an appointment with Dr. Todd Adams for prompt treatment. Otherwise, delaying treatment puts your health in danger.
Compliance with CPAP therapy can be challenging for some patients because they find these devices uncomfortable, noisy, and cumbersome. Luckily, there are several alternatives to CPAPs. At our dental clinic, we use Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) to help you combat sleep apnea. This treatment uses a custom-made oral device that gently pushes your jaw forward and prevents your tongue from blocking your airway.
The other treatments we may recommend alongside a dental splint include:
If you are struggling to follow through with your CPAP remedy, we have comfortable treatment to help improve your quality of life. If you are in Sunnyvale, California, please dial (408) 355-9292 to book an appointment with Todd S. Adams, DDS, for effective sleep apnea treatment.
Dr Todd Adams is passionate on providing the highest quality of personalized care at his practice in Sunnyvale, CA. He takes pride in creating beautiful smiles, and keeping his patients of all ages happy with healthy teeth and gums.
A graduate from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dr Adams then completed his Post-Baccalaureate studies at San Francisco State University. He also has a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University.