Get Relief From Sleep Apnea in Oakmont, PA
Perhaps no one understands sleep apnea better than someone who has it. At Oakmont Advanced Dentistry, that’s Dr. Todd Resek. After suffering from headaches and low energy, he got relief with sleep apnea treatment – and you can too. His own case inspired him to become a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, which keeps its members up-to-date on the latest treatments for sleep apnea.
Our Oakmont, PA dentists can:
- Perform an in-office screening using sophisticated tools like our cone beam CT scan, which gives us a good look at your airway, your sinuses, and other anatomy.
- Work with local health care providers to arrange an at-home sleep apnea test, if necessary.
- Help determine the best course of sleep apnea treatment for your particular case.
- Fit you for a custom sleep apnea appliance that will relieve symptoms so you can get a good night’s sleep.
Call Oakmont Advanced Dentistry at 412-828-3311 to schedule your sleep apnea consultation. You’ll be snoozing soundly again in no time!
We’ll Help You Evaluate Sleep Apnea Appliance vs. CPAP
The two most commonly prescribed types of sleep apnea treatment are a sleep apnea appliance and a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine. Both work by keeping your airway open as you sleep. The appliance does so by gently shifting your jaw forward. The CPAP does so with a constant flow of air.
An appliance generally works well for mild to moderate cases of obstructive sleep apnea, while a CPAP is more effective for severe cases. The most effective treatment is one that is used consistently. Many people find an appliance more comfortable and less restrictive than a CPAP, which means they’ll be more likely to wear it.
Even sleep apnea sufferers who usually use a CPAP may prefer an appliance in certain situations. Since an appliance is easier to transport and requires no electricity or battery, it’s a great option when traveling.
Don’t Ignore Sleep Apnea SymptomsDoctor Todd Resek on sleep apnea treatment at Oakmont Advanced Dentistry
A dentist is often one of the first to notice sleep apnea signs such as a wide palate, wide tongue, or evidence of teeth grinding. Our Oakmont, PA dentists can also use our cone beam CT scan to look for issues with your sinuses and your airway if they suspect apnea.
You should see Dr. Resek or one of our other dentists right away if you are experiencing these sleep apnea symptoms:
- Loud, chronic snoring
- Excessive sleepiness during the day
- Waking frequently throughout the night
- Frequent lack of focus
Your Sleep Isn’t All That Suffers
There’s more to apnea than unpleasant symptoms. Research has also linked it to several serious health conditions, including:
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease