Sleep apnea can have a serious impact on your overall health and quality of life. Our dentists and team provide sleep apnea treatment to help you breathe easily while asleep and get the rest you need to remain healthy. We invite you to call Joobbani Dental Designs today at 410-872-3999 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Babak Joobbani or Dr. Jennifer Joobbani and learn more about sleep apnea treatment in Columbia, Maryland.
Sleep apnea is a type of sleep breathing disorder. This medical condition is characterized by interruptions and pauses in breathing while asleep. These interruptions occur when the airway is blocked and prevents the proper flow of air and oxygen, such as when the soft tissues collapse or the tongue rolls back in the throat. When left untreated, sleep apnea can contribute to a number of serious health conditions, including:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Weight gain
- Impaired memory and concentration
- Poor balance
- Problems in the cardiovascular, nervous, immune and digestive systems
- And more!
This makes seeking treatment for sleep apnea as soon as possible vital to maintaining your health.
Recognizing Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea can be hard to detect on your own, as it happens while you are asleep. Oftentimes, the first people to notice there might be a problem are your loved ones when they notice pauses in your breathing while you sleep. Some common symptoms of sleep apnea include:
- Regular and loud snoring
- Gasping or choking sounds or sensations while asleep
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Headaches, especially when waking up
- A dry or sore throat when waking
- Irritability and personality changes
If you or a loved one notices these problems, we strongly recommend that you seek an evaluation from a sleep physician. This evaluation is the first step to diagnosing the problem and receiving treatment. Here at Joobbani Dental Designs, we are happy to help you find an appropriate doctor for this evaluation so you can begin your journey back to better oral health.
Oral Appliance Therapy
After receiving your diagnosis and determining the severity of your sleep apnea, our dentists can provide you with a specially designed oral appliance. Oral appliance therapy is typically recommended to manage mild to moderate sleep apnea. This appliance works by advancing your lower jaw slightly forward and preventing your tongue from rolling back. This forward movement tightens the soft tissues and muscles of your upper airway, ensuring that your airway remains open and that your breathing is unobstructed while you sleep. Your sleep appliance will be designed to fit your mouth perfectly to ensure your comfort. With oral appliance therapy, you can receive the safe, soundless sleep you need to maintain better health.
Contact Us Today
To find out more about the benefits of oral appliance therapy in treating sleep apnea, or to schedule a consultation with our experienced dentists, please contact our team today.