Breathing or cause shallow breaths while you sleep. Downtown Los Angeles dentist KouroshYousefzadeh, D.D.S., says that most people who suffer from sleep apnea are not even aware they have this or its impact on their overall health.
Over 20% of adults have it. The most common symptom is snoring, so if your partner complains that you keep him or her awake, you should have a diagnosis as soon as possible.
The disorder occurs when either there is excess tissue in the throat restricting intake of each breath or a failure of the brain to send the correct signal for breathing when asleep. This results in sleep disruptions hundreds of times during the night, without the sufferer being aware.
Few specialists are treating this problem and the most common solution is very uncomfortable. The Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) device is a tank of air that feeds into a mask that is worn over the nose while sleeping, requiring the individual to lie on her or his back all night.
It adds to the discomfort by causing dry eyes, mouth, and nose, as well as a feeling of claustrophobia for some. So why is “Dr. K” the best doctor to diagnose and treat sleep apnea? This leading downtown Los Angeles dentist can examine you and have you tested. If the results are positive, you have three better solutions:
The downtown Los Angeles dentist and implant specialist team at Smile L.A. invite you to have a no-obligation exam to assess your dental health, to help you decide what the best solution will be just for you. Financing available. Call us to set up your free exam +1 213-DENTIST (336 8478).