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Treatment for Sleep Disordered Breathing in Buckhead

Alleviating the Symptoms of Snoring & Sleep Apnea

Did you know that snoring could be an indication of sleep apnea—a serious condition that affects your overall health and day-to-day function?

The reality is, snoring is not the problem in sleep apnea. It is what follows your snoring, which is a pause in your breathing. Sleep apnea is a medical condition where breathing is disrupted for several seconds or sometimes for as long as over a minute, hundreds of times a night.

Sleep apnea is also found to trigger other severe health conditions including:

  • Hypertension
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes

Sleep apnea also affects your emotional state and can cause anxieties and depression. Clearly, it is a health condition that needs to be taken seriously.

Whether your bed partner has been expressing concern about your loud snoring or you have been experiencing other symptoms such as dry mouth and throat upon waking up or excessive sleepiness throughout the day, seek help from our experienced Buckhead dentist at Premier Dental Care of Buckhead.

Call us today at (404) 491-7711 for a free initial consultation.

How We Diagnose Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea needs to be properly diagnosed by a physician, but Dr. Brown can help determine if you might have sleep apnea and relieve some of its symptoms. We start with a questionnaire and medical history. We’ll then have you take home a small “ Home Sleep Testing Unit” that clips on your nightshirt. This unit is simple and uses advanced electronics to test and monitor your oxygen levels, snoring, airway, and if you grind your teeth or not. It will show if there is a problem with sleep apnea and if bruxism is related to it. It will also quantify each to determine their level of severity. This is helpful to both Dr. Brown and your physician to help diagnose your condition and is a very inexpensive test compared to the old type of sleep tests provided with overnight stays at sleep centers.

Available Treatment for Sleep Apnea

We can fit you for a custom oral appliance, which helps keep your airways open during sleep. We’ll continue to test oxygen levels to determine whether the appliance has helped. If your oxygen levels improve, then the appliance may be all you need. If not, we can then refer you for further options.

If you currently wear a CPAP at night and are not satisfied with it, please talk to us about a more comfortable alternative. If your apnea is severe then CPAP may be the best treatment, but for many with mild to moderate sleep apnea a comfortable oral appliance can work well as an acceptable alternative. These appliances can also be used to treat snoring and bruxism (tooth grinding) as well.

Dr. Brown is standing by to answer any of your questions about our sleep apnea treatments in Buckhead. Call now at (404) 491-7711 to schedule an appointment.

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