Dentalville Bell provides professional diagnostics and treatment of sleep apnea conditions within the city of Bell. Sleep apnea is a potentially serious disorder in which breathing periodically stops while you sleep. The breathing pauses can be between 10 and 20 seconds long, occurring hundreds of times throughout the night. Consequently, sleep apnea restricts oxygen into the body and is disruptive to your sleep that may leave you feeling tired and sleep deprived. Sleep apnea is treatable but oftentimes goes unrecognized.

Types of Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea: This is the most common form of sleep apnea where the soft tissue in the back of the throat relaxes at night resulting in obstruction to the airway and causes loud snoring. There is generally no recollection of waking up even though your sleep is disturbed Yes… snoring may be an indication that you may be experiencing sleep apnea, but not everyone that snores has sleep apnea.

Central Sleep Apnea: This type of sleep apnea occurs when the brain does not signal the muscles that regulate breathing. When you stop breathing you may wake up and be conscious of your breathing.

Complex Sleep Apnea: This type is a combination of symptoms from obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea.

These symptoms may be an indication that you may need sleep apnea treatment:

  • Loud Snoring
  • Gasping for air during sleep
  • Long pauses of breathing
  • Sleepiness during the daytime no matter how much "sleep" you got
  • Moody and irritable
  • Restless sleep
  • Difficulty concentrating during the day
  • Waking up with a dry mouth or sore throat
  • Morning headaches

Our dentist Bell CA strongly recommends you come in for an evaluation if you experience any of these symptoms. Sleep apnea can disrupt the quality of your life and in severe cases is potentially fatal. Our dental professionals are trained to perform sleep apnea treatments and we are equipped with all of the technology to treat this condition. Schedule your sleep apnea examination today.