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.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
and How We Can Help
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.