The disorder known as sleep apnea is recognized by continued stops in your breathing while you sleep. This is caused by the muscles relaxing and gravity pulling close your airways. The brief suffocation that happens creates excessive strain on the body, which may cause heart complications, like mood change, weight gain, fatigue, hypertension, and memory loss. There are lots of sleep or snoring apnea treatments to choose from, varying from airway surgeries, such as an adenoidectomy, maxillofacial surgery, tonsillectomy, or a CPAP device. Sometimes people aren't pleased with these solutions. In these situations, they may turn to dental alternatives to help solve the issue. At Ron Barry, D.M.D. in Del Mar, CA, we concentrate on producing custom-fit night guards to offer relief to our sleep apnea patients. Seasoned dentist Dr. Ron Barry is pleased to offer you this easy, cozy, and dependable support that will help you attain better health and well-being.
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People who suffer from severe sleep apnea aren't ideal candidates to receive a dental-based remedy. In these cases, a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine could be among the greatest choices. However, in case you have a mild to moderate snoring issue, a dental alternative might be exactly what you want. Sleep apnea could be harmful because it stops you from breathing naturally hundreds of times each night as the cells in your soft palate and throat collapse. When this occurs, your airway is obstructed, stopping oxygen from getting to your brain and other organs. Therefore, it's critical to have sleep apnea treated and diagnosed properly using the very best options available.
What To Expect
Sleep apnea therapy by Dr. Barry at Ron Barry, D.M.D. uses what's known as oral appliance therapy (OAT), which may be an extremely effective treatment for sleep apnea. It's a customized device that fits in your mouth at night. It is often compared to a mouth guard for sports or even a retainer. The main difference is that rather than protecting your teeth from trauma, it softly places the jaw into a forward position to continue to keep your airway open. There are over a hundred unique versions on the market so Dr. Barry will work together with you to be certain that you receive the most suitable one for you. This can be determined after he performs an evaluation of your tongue, airway, teeth, and jaw. You'll also have oral x-rays performed so that Dr. Barry may create detailed impressions of your teeth for your dental appliance.
After your dental apparatus has been made at the technologically advanced dental laboratory, you will be ready for a fitting. Ron Barry, D.M.D. will call you to schedule your follow-up appointment. Dr. Barry will adjust and fit it according to your needs to make it as comfortable as possible. He will allow plenty of time to teach you about your sleep apnea appliance to include the proper way to maintain, store, and clean it. Dr. Barry will ask you to bring your appliance to future appointments and return every year to examine it for wear and tear. Your overall quality of life will dramatically improve if you adhere to our directions correctly.
Insurance benefits for sleep apnea therapies may fluctuate; therefore, we'll speak with your dental insurance company to help us determine your out-of-pocket expenses. Whether you carry dental insurance or not, Dr. Barry can give you price estimates while informing you about your treatment choices. To help make your dental appointments cheaper, Ron Barry, D.M.D. takes several payment methods and might have the ability to assist you in finding low-interest medical financing.
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Sleep Apnea Treatments
If your breathing was interrupted numerous times every day due to your own airway being obstructed, you'd seek medical advice right away. However, if the exact same thing occurs during your sleep, it might be all too simple to ignore because you won't recall it when you awaken. If you think you might be experiencing sleep apnea, then we urge you to set up an appointment at Ron Barry, D.M.D. at your first convenience.