Beckham Dental offers a comprehensive approach that addresses all your dental needs. If you suffer from sleep apnea, our experienced dentists can help relieve sleep apnea symptoms and get you back to sleeping soundly the whole night through. Call our Cave Creek, AZ dentist office at 480-214-9060 today to start getting the sleep you've been missing.
Is SNORING a problem in your household?
Are you TIRED of not getting restful sleep?
• Chronic Snoring
• Gasping for Air While Sleeping
• A sore Throat
• Inability to Concentrate
Sleep apnea is a disorder that results in periodic pauses in your breathing throughout the night. This can happen multiple times per minute if you have severe sleep apnea. Left untreated, sleep apnea can increase your risk of serious health conditions.
First, we conduct a sleep test to determine the extent of your sleep apnea. This take-home sleep test will also check for bruxism (grinding teeth). The results of your sleep test are read by a board-certified sleep specialist, and then we’ll work up a unique treatment plan based on your results. We could treat your sleep apnea with a simple oral appliance. For those who need it, CPAP is provided to help you sleep soundly.
If you snore you know how disrupted your sleep can be. Perhaps of greater importance is how hard it can be on your loved one and your relationship. How many of you are forced to sleep in a separate room because your spouse's snoring is so loud it rattles the windows?
If you feel your snoring is a problem, please discuss it with us. You may be a suitable candidate for an oral appliance (oral airway dilator), which is one of the most efficient and effective methods for treating primary and obstructive sleep apnea.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a debilitating sleep-related breathing disorder defined as the cessation of breathing for 10 seconds or more (apnea is a Greek word meaning "without air"). During sleep, the body's muscles relax causing the soft tissue of the airway to collapse, obstructing the airway. The body reacts to the closure of the airway by disrupting deep sleep enough to start breathing again, but deprives the sufferer of getting "a good night's sleep".
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) afflicts over 40 million Americans. Untreated, OSA can lead to heart disease, strokes, diabetes and excessive daytime sleepiness. Did you know that over 100,000 people are killed or injured each year in crashes attributed to a driver who has fallen asleep at the wheel?
At least 80 million Americans snore (snoring is a sign of restricted airflow and impeded breathing during sleep), which can result in excessive day-time sleepiness, adversely affect the sleep quality of the snorer's bed partner, and diminish the overall quality of life.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine now recommends oral appliances as a front line treatment for snoring and sleep apnea and in cases where CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) has not been tolerated. What people like about oral appliances is that they fit entirely inside the mouth, they are portable, they do not use electricity or make noise that would bother a sleeping partner, and they allow the wearer to change sleep positions. Oral appliances are FDA approved for the treatment of both obstructive sleep apnea and snoring.