Sleep Apnea Treatment Options

Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

Mon, 06/26/2017

Fresno sleep apnea treatment optionsIf your doctor has diagnosed you with sleep apnea in the Fresno area, you need to seek treatment as soon as possible. This is a serious condition that, if left untreated, can pose a real danger to your health and well-being.

Dr. Miyake will work with your doctor to find a sleep apnea treatment is effective. Every patient is unique, and we understand that what works for one patient might not work for another.

One treatment option that many patients don't enjoy is CPAP, which is short for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. Essentially, it's a mask connected to a machine that increases the air pressure in your throat, preventing your airway from collapsing while you sleep. It can be effective, but it can also be unpleasant and uncomfortable, which is why our patients come to us seeking alternatives.

In many cases, the “treatment” for sleep apnea is a series of lifestyle adjustments. By losing weight, sleeping on your side, giving up smoking and reducing your consumption of alcohol, you can greatly alleviate your sleep apnea.

Of course, sometimes those changes aren't enough. In these cases, Dr. Miyake and his staff can design a simple dental device for you to wear while you sleep. This oral appliance positions your teeth, gums and jaw in a way that clears your airway and prevents the obstructions that frequently cause sleep apnea. Most patients find oral appliance therapy to be much more comfortable than CPAP, making it a more effective treatment option.

You don't have to simply accept the symptoms of sleep apnea. We can help you regain the restful, restorative sleep you need.

If you're suffering from sleep apnea in or around Fresno, California, please call Dr. Gregory G. Miyake, DDS today at 559-224-0103 to schedule an appointment.