Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment OC
If you snore, or know someone who does, you could have a potentially life-threatening health risk called Sleep Apnea. Statistics show that individuals with sleep apnea are 3 times more likely to have a stroke and 10 times more likely to have a heart attack. If you have sleep apnea, you are at risk for:
1.) High blood pressure
3.) Dying in your sleep
4.) Heart Attack
5.) Gastric Reflux
6.) Day-time Fatigue / Sleepiness
8.) Sexual Dysfunction
9.) SLEEPING IN THE OTHER ROOM
There have always been three treatment options available for sleep apnea; throat surgery, CPAP, and Oral Appliances.
- Surgery is painful, often ineffective and should be considered only as a last resort
- CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) Machine has been the most often recommended therapy. It is a gas mask attached to a hose then a pump which holds the airway open by blowing the patient up like a balloon. This device has saved and prolonged the life-span of vast numbers of patients. However, compliance of wearing the device religiously and every night is awful, under 50% in most studies. The device is noisy, does not travel well, needs electricity, and does not fit the life style of many patients.
The rather cumbersome CPAP machine
- Oral appliances such as the SomnoDent MAS™ are worn in the mouth, advancing the lower jaw forward to move the tongue and tonsils off the back of the throat, thus holding the airway open.
The SomnoDent MAS™, a much less intrusive solution.
Dr Paul Coleman has been successfully treating patients with custom made oral appliances for the past three years in his San Diego office, and is pleased to now bring this expertise to Orange County, joining the Newport Dental Arts team at the office of Dr. David Wilhelm.
Find out more about Dr Coleman and Sleep Apnea solutions.
For more information, view a Live TV segment he did in San Diego.
Dr Coleman is currently scheduling consultations on Fridays at the Orange County Cosmetic Dentist, the office of Dr. Soheyla Marzvaan. He will be expanding his schedule at the beautiful Orange County Cosmetic Dentist facility in the near future.
Call his Office at 949-481-9400 to schedule an appointment. Stop Snoring, Start Living, TODAY!