Sleep Apnea Treatment
Seeking treatment for OSA is highly recommended. If left untreated, it can have a negative impact on a person’s quality of life. Treatment often helps to ease the symptoms and prevent other serious complications. People who have any of the symptoms should see a dentist or doctor as soon as possible. This will ensure a person gets the appropriate treatment at the right time.
A person who is struggling with the symptoms of sleep apnea, like snoring and sleeplessness, should seek help. Sometimes, people even discover they have a sleep disorder during a checkup with the dentist. Dentists can play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of OSA. Dr. DalBon will screen patients for sleep apnea using questionnaires and evaluating the airway. The patient will then be referred to a physician for an evaluation. Dr. DalBon is fully aware of the signs and symptoms of sleep apnea and how it is treated.
Some effective treatment options for sleep apnea include oral appliance therapy and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. Surgery may also be recommended. Oral appliance therapy (OAT) has been proven to be a good treatment option for OSA and snoring. An oral appliance is supposed to be worn in the mouth while a patient sleeps. These appliances support the jaw in a forward position to maintain an open upper airway. Dr. DalBon is one of the only dentists that uses a combination of NightLase laser therapy combined with OAT to manage sleep apnea.
Treating obstructive sleep apnea is very important to your health. It will help ease the symptoms of the disorder and to improve your life. There are several treatment options for your condition that a sleep doctor may recommend. The doctor will discuss the different options with you. But it is important to talk to your dentist or doctor if you experience any of the symptoms of sleep apnea. If you suspect you have the condition, speak to Dr. DalBon today for more information and possible evaluation. Call 973-244-2424 or visit https://www.drdalbon.com/snoring-sleep-apnea/