Sleep Apnea

Family Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentists located in MANTECA, CA

Sleep Apnea

Do you wake up multiple times at night, or do you wake up in the morning feeling unrested? While these symptoms are common, they can occasionally indicate a treatable breathing condition called sleep apnea. At Manteca Dental Care in Manteca, California, Dr. Rick Tran, DDS, and his skilled team of hygienists offer effective treatments for sleep apnea to help you achieve restful, uninterrupted sleep. Don't let sleep apnea compromise your health and quality of life—schedule your appointment with Manteca Dental Care today, or conveniently book online.

What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that causes repeated interruptions in breathing during sleep. These pauses can lead to a range of health issues if left untreated. While sleep apnea poses complications, it's treatable with appropriate interventions.

Dr. Tran and the team provide effective sleep apnea treatments, which often involve the use of oral appliance therapy to keep your airway open during sleep. These simple oral devices can make a huge difference if you're struggling with this condition.

What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?

Common sleep apnea symptoms include loud snoring, waking up with a dry mouth or sore throat, difficulty staying asleep, and excessive daytime fatigue. If you are experiencing these symptoms, it is crucial to consult with Dr. Tran at Manteca Dental Care for a professional evaluation.

How is sleep apnea diagnosed?

Diagnosis of sleep apnea typically involves a sleep study. Dr. Tran may recommend a home sleep study, which involves wearing a device that records your sleep patterns.

A sleep specialist then analyzes these recordings to confirm a diagnosis. Once the cause of your symptoms is determined, proper treatment can begin.

What treatments are available for sleep apnea?

Dr. Tran offers oral appliance therapy as a convenient and effective treatment option for mild to moderate sleep apnea. This customized device is worn during sleep to maintain an open, unobstructed airway.

Dr. Tran works closely with each patient to ensure the device is comfortable and effective.

Why is treating sleep apnea important?

Without treatment, sleep apnea can lead to serious health complications, including high blood pressure, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, untreated sleep apnea can result in poor overall quality of life due to chronic fatigue and impaired cognitive function.

Take a step towards better sleep and overall health with sleep apnea treatment at Manteca Dental Care in Manteca, California. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Tran today, or book your visit online.