Sleep Apnea and Snoring Solutions
Sleep apnea and Obstructive Sleep Apnea, or OSA, are very common afflictions that affect a large number of Americans. What you may not know is that OSA can be a life-threatening medical condition. Typically caused by an obstructed airway or nasal passage, OSA symptoms such as intense snoring, gasping during sleep, and others can cause you to struggle for breath and even stop breathing for many seconds at a time. Since this happens during sleep, you may not even be aware it’s occurring. Dr. Yasaman Roland—our skilled dentist at The Center for Innovative Dentistry and Facial Aesthetics—offers helpful treatment options that can reduce risks associated with sleep apnea and diminish snoring.
Sleep Apnea Health Risks
A variety of health risks are associated with sleep apnea. They include:
• Sudden cardiac death
• High blood pressure
• Heart disease
• Erectile dysfunction
• Gastric reflux
• Loss of memory
Sleep apnea conditions such as snoring can also have an effect on your emotions, as well as your intimate relationships.
50% of people who get a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) device, one of the most common treatments for sleep apnea and snoring, stop using it within 12 months. Leaving your obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) untreated like this can increase your chance of stroke, heart attack and heart failure. Untreated OSA can also take 20% off your life expectancy. Dr. Yasaman Roland offers a solution for patients who become intolerant of the CPAP. A customized, FDA approved oral medical appliance will hold the jaw in a proper position during sleep. This can keep soft tissue from collapsing and blocking airflow, eliminating both snoring and OSA. Dr. Roland has had great results from the oral appliances she has prescribed, and she will be happy to talk with you about options that can help.
Extraordinary care! I was referred to Dr. Roland by my ENT for treatment of a sleep obstructive disorder; I had severe neck spasms and horrible snoring for ten years. Dr. Roland and Debbie immediately made me feel very comfortable and at ease. The treatment plan was explained in detail. Within 2 weeks of the treatment I was spasm free and the snoring stopped. My ENT told me if the sleep obstructive disorder was left untreated, I could develop medical conditions as well as mental health issues, such as depression. I am so grateful for Dr. Roland’s help. I can not imagine how life would be without the treatment.
Schedule an Appointment for Sleep Apnea and Snoring Solutions
Obstructive sleep apnea and snoring can lead to serious health conditions. However, there are treatments available that can help. Please contact Dr. Yasaman Roland to find out more about treatment options, or to schedule a consultation.