Sleep Apnea Treatment

Stop Snoring! Good sleep is a vital contributing factor to good health.
We provide adequate sleep apnea treatment in Buckhead, Atlanta, Duluth.

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a disorder that is marked by pauses or decreased breathing when sleeping. These brief changes in breathing affect the quality of sleep and supply of oxygen to the body.

This condition is diagnosed by a physician which could include a sleep study.

The Types of Sleep Apnea include:

  • Central Sleep Apnea (CSA) – occurs when the brain fails to control muscles involved in respiration.

 

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) – occurs when the airway at the back of the throat becomes physically blocked. Your bed partner can notice gasping during sleep or snoring. Snoring itself is not indicative of sleep apnea as it can be present or not.

 

 

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treat by Georgia Prosthodontics Atlanta

CSA is less common than OSA and it is estimated that as high as 20% of US adults have OSA and a large majority of them are undiagnosed and untreated.

Why Treat Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Apnea affects the quality of your sleep and can have significant consequences including:

Why treat Sleep Apnea - Excessive daytime sleepiness

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness

Why treat Sleep Apnea - Car Accidents

Car Accidents

Why treat Sleep Apnea - Poor concentration performance

Poor Concentration Performance

Why treat Sleep Apnea - Mood swings

Mood Swings

Why treat Sleep Apnea - Waking up feeling groggy

Waking Up feeling groggy

Further, sleep apnea treatment is important because it is correlated with:

  • Memory problems
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sudden death
  • Heart rhythm disturbances
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Insulin resistance
  • Heart failure
  • Gastric reflux
  • High blood pressure

Treatment options for obstructive sleep apnea include:

Lifestyle Changes

For people who are overweight, this accumulated fat can contribute to airway collapse during sleep. Weight loss can help in the treatment of sleep apnea.

Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) machine

The machine blows a constant stream of air into mouth which keeps your airway open. This is the most common treatment for OSA.

Surgery

Surgery can be utilized in different ways including eliminating extra tissue that may block your airway or to reposition your jaws for more favorable airway diameter.

Oral Appliance (OA)

Looks like a sports mouth guard that fits on the top and bottom teeth and positions your jaw in a forward position to maintain an open airway. Oral appliances are effective in the treatment of OSA and to stop snoring or reduce snoring.

Sleep Apnea Treatment - Sleep Device

What role does a prosthodontist play in Sleep Apnea Treatment?

At Georgia Prosthodontics, we specialize in providing effective oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring. Our team is highly trained in this area and has successfully treated many patients.

We offer a mandibular advancement device as the oral appliance for your treatment. Numerous studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of oral appliances in managing mild and moderate cases of OSA. Additionally, oral appliances are recommended for individuals who cannot tolerate a continuous positive airway pressure (PAP) machine and those who snore without a sleep disorder.

Working closely with your physician, Georgia Prosthodontics will determine the most suitable option for your treatment. If you’re seeking an alternative to a PAP machine or suffer from snoring or sleep apnea, schedule an appointment with us today to learn more about the benefits of an oral appliance.

Medical Insurance Coverage for Sleep Apnea Treatment

Most major medical insurance companies and Medicare will cover all or part of the cost for oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea treatment.

 

 

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We proudly offer Sleep Apnea Treatment in Atlanta, Georgia areas such as Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Roswell, Tucker, Norcross, Duluth, Snellville, Buford, Suwannee, Lilburn, Dacula, Grayson, Johns Creek, and Gainesville areas.

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