Sleep Apnea Treatment in Rockville, MD

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What Is Sleep Apnea Treatment?

Sleep apnea is recognized as recurrent pauses in breathing during sleep. This is caused by the muscles relaxing and gravity pulling your airway closed. The momentary suffocation that happens produces excessive stress on the body, which can cause cardiovascular conditions, such as memory loss, mood shifts, weight gain, fatigue, and hypertension. There are many sleep apnea alternatives to try, varying from airway surgeries like an adenoidectomy, maxillofacial surgery, tonsillectomy, or a CPAP machine. If none of these solutions have appealed to you, our team of dentists at Dlight Dental offers customized night guards as a form of sleep apnea treatment for children and adults. Schedule an appointment at our Rockville, MD or Washington, D.C. location today.

Who is a Candidate for Sleep Apnea Treatment?

Sleep apnea can affect anyone at any age, even children. However, the most common factors that contribute to sleep apnea include being overweight, family history, smoking, and excessive alcohol consumption. If you suffer from snoring, daytime fatigue, or waking up feeling unrested frequently, then it is possible that you have this disorder. Of course, a proper diagnosis is necessary for adequate treatment. So, if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to schedule an appointment at Dlight Dental for a consultation. We can guide you toward the best solution for your specific needs.

What Are the Benefits of Sleep Apnea Treatment?

Sleep apnea treatments made available in Rockville, MD at Dlight Dental deliver a range of advantages, delivering relief and improving total wellness for individuals suffering from this sleep disorder. The benefits include:

  • Raised vigor and reduced daytime exhaustion
  • Improved focus and alertness
  • Reduced likelihood of stroke, heart disease, and high blood pressure
  • Boosted moods
  • Better wellness
  • Decreased threat of car accidents and better driving safety
  • Reduced snoring, leading to enhanced sleep quality
  • Increased oxygen numbers in the body, resulting in improved organ function

What Can I Expect from Sleep Apnea Treatment?

Sleep apnea treatment at Dlight Dental utilizes what's known as oral appliance therapy (OAT), which may be an extremely effective solution for sleep apnea. It is a custom-made device that fits in your mouth at night. It is often compared to a mouth guard for sporting events. The major difference is that instead of protecting your teeth from injury, it gently pulls the jaw into a forward position to keep your airway open. There are many different versions on the market so our team will work together with you to ensure to get the right one for you. This may be determined after we conduct an examination of your tongue, airway, teeth, and jaw. You will also have oral x-rays taken so that we are able to create detailed impressions of your teeth for your oral appliance.

What to Expect After Sleep Apnea Treatment

Once your dental appliance has been made at a high-tech dental laboratory, you will return to our office for a fitting. Our professionals at Dlight Dental will let you know when to set up a follow-up appointment. During this visit, we can adjust and fit the device to make it as comfortable as possible. We also educate you on how to properly clean and care for the oral appliance. Remember to book annual appointments at our Rockville, MD, or Washington, D.C., location to ensure that your appliance is still in good condition and working effectively. It should last a long time when properly cared for.

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Incredibly effective and organized staff all around. Always prompt and I never have to wait more than a few minutes to go back. Dr. Valle-Cintron is great, takes his time to answer any questions you have, and very skilled. He is attentive throughout my procedures, ensuring my comfort and minimizing any discomfort or anxiety I had

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Dr Jean Li very professional and her staff 100 recommended.

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Dlight Dental and Doctors are excellent in their knowledge and dental service.

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If your breathing was interrupted numerous times during the day from your airway being obstructed, you would likely ask for help right away. However, if the exact same thing occurs during your sleep, it can be all too easy to ignore as you may not remember it when you wake up. If you think you might be suffering from sleep apnea or if you have a child who is, we urge you to set up an appointment with our team at Dlight Dental in Rockville, MD or Washington, D.C. at your first convenience.

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What are common treatments for sleep apnea?

Potential treatments for patients in Rockville, MD include lifestyle changes, CPAP therapy (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure), oral appliances, surgery, and positional therapy.

How is sleep apnea diagnosed?

Diagnosis involves sleep studies (polysomnography or home sleep apnea testing) conducted by sleep specialists to monitor sleep patterns, breathing, and other physiological parameters.

What lifestyle changes help manage sleep apnea?

Lifestyle changes include weight management, positional therapy to encourage optimal sleep positions, avoiding alcohol and sedatives before bedtime, and establishing consistent sleep patterns.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.