Sleep Apnea

Improve Your Health
& Sleep Better

Sleep apnea is a condition in which a person stops breathing for short periods of time during sleep. Usually, sleep apnea is caused by collapsed airways, which make breathing more difficult. Patients with sleep apnea often snore loudly. However, the condition is much more than a nuisance. It can have several health consequences if left untreated. At Manteca Dental Care, Dr. Rick Van Tran and his team can help.

Sleep apnea, Manteca Dental Care, Manteca, CA

How can I tell if I
have sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea must be diagnosed by your doctor, who may recommend you complete a sleep study. However, the following symptoms may indicate that you have sleep apnea:

— Choking/difficulty breathing during sleep
— Sleepiness during the day
— Difficulty concentrating
— Memory problems
— Irritability
— Dry mouth, sore throat, or headache upon waking
— Snoring
— Waking up frequently
— Erectile dysfunction
— Falling asleep during the day
— Waking up in a sweat or gasping for breath

How can I tell if I
have sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea must be diagnosed by your doctor, who may recommend you complete a sleep study. However, the following symptoms may indicate that you have sleep apnea:

— Choking/difficulty breathing during sleep
— Sleepiness during the day
— Difficulty concentrating
— Memory problems
— Irritability
— Dry mouth, sore throat, or headache upon waking
— Snoring
— Waking up frequently
— Erectile dysfunction
— Falling asleep during the day
— Waking up in a sweat or gasping for breath

Obstructive Sleep Apnea
and How We Can Help

The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea. During sleep, the muscles at the back of the throat relax, causing the soft tissue of the pharynx to drop and expand, restricting airflow. When left untreated, sleep apnea can contribute to heart failure, stroke, high blood pressure, and other serious health conditions.

We can help patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea by offering dental appliances. These appliances are custom-created to fit comfortably and securely in the mouth. Worn during sleep, the appliance pushes the jaw forward, preventing the soft tissues at the back of the throat from collapsing and restricting airways.

You may require more extensive treatment or a CPAP machine. Dr. Tran or your primary care physician can work with you to determine the best treatment to help you (and your family!) get a better night’s sleep.

For more information about sleep apnea and how we can help you, or to schedule an appointment, contact our office in Manteca, CA, today at 209-823-9218!

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Manteca Dental Care
1007 S Main St
Manteca, CA 95337

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Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
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