Safe & Effective Sleep Apnea Treatment In Roseville
Mark Twain once wrote in his journal, “A use has been found for everything but snoring.” At Advanced Dental Concepts, we find your snoring very useful – it’s a good indicator that you may suffer from sleep apnea! If that’s the case, you should visit our Roseville, CA dentist as soon as possible. We have been treating this sleep disorder since 1989.David Miller on Sleep Apnea Read Transcript
I've been treating snoring and sleep apnea now since 1989. That was the year that I made my first snoring appliance, and I've been treating patients with sleep disorder breathing and snoring problems since—continuously since 1989. Sleep disorder breathing is very common. It's probably an epidemic in this country. Minimally, 20 to 30% of the people in this country are suspected of having sleep disorder breathing, it's probably a lot higher. Sleep apnea, and other types of sleep disorder breathing problems are the result of the way that human beings evolved and developed our airway.
Other animals, such as dogs, you give them a big bowl of chow, and they've got their head down in it for ten minutes chowing down. We don't have the ability to breathe and eat at the same time. I know, I've tried that a few times, and it's never worked out very well, swallowing and breathing at the same time. We evolved this way in order to be able to speak. We have a shared airway, and that's made humans uniquely susceptible to obstructed sleep apnea.
The way I treat it—we dentists treat it—is to offer patients an alternative to the CPAP machine. We make simple dental appliances that keep the jaw from dropping back in the mouth and keep us from choking ourselves. They're very small, comfortable to wear. I've actually worn one for over 14 years now because I have sleep apnea which is one of the things that got me interested in treating sleep apnea, because I developed it myself. Now we're in the process of screening all of our patients for sleep apnea, and other sleep breathing disorders.
You may know people who use CPAP machines for sleep apnea. They’re a safe and reliable way to treat this serious condition. But there is a less invasive alternative that might work for you. A customized oral appliance crafted by Dr. David Miller can:
- Help your airway stay open by carefully keeping your jaw in an appropriate position
- Assist in giving you a restful night of sleep – and those who have been kept awake by your snoring!
- Treat symptoms like a habitual dry mouth and sore throat
- Allow you to stay awake during the day
- Reduce your risk of high blood pressure and other dangerous conditions
See how we can help you and your family sleep better by calling us at 916-786-4865.
Get A Proper Diagnosis And Treatment
Not all snorers are at risk, and not all folks with this sleep condition snore. So your best course of action is to call Advanced Dental Concepts for a home sleep screening device to see if you’re one of the millions of Americans who could benefit from oral sleep apnea devices.
Those benefits don’t just include an improvement in your sleep and your general mood. With treatment, you can reduce your risk of developing several health complications like:
- Heart problems
In addition, a study revealed that there were 800,000 sleep apnea–related car accidents in 2000. You don’t have to be a statistic. You can receive treatment from a world-class expert in sleep-disordered breathing problems right here in Roseville.
Schedule your appointment with Dr. Miller at Advanced Dental Concepts now to see how you can put an end to your sleep apnea and begin getting the rest you need. Call us at 916-786-4865 or use our online form for your sleep apnea treatment consultation.