Sleep Apnea Treatment in Tempe, AZ

Dr. Daniel J. Lyu, DDS FAGD at Cereus Dental Care creates custom night guards as a less invasive form of sleep apnea treatment. Custom-made night guards are a more comfortable solution for patients suffering from sleep apnea and its side effects. 

What Is Sleep Apnea?

woman awake at night due to her husband's sleep apneaIdentified as continual pauses in breathing during sleep, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a reaction to your muscles relaxing during sleep and gravity pulling your airway closed. Sleep apnea can then lead to serious conditions including hypertension, memory loss, mood change, weight gain, and severe fatigue. 

What Are The Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea?

Patients who suffer from sleep apnea regularly experience symptoms like: 

  • Heavy Snoring
  • Periodic Loss Of Breath While Sleeping
  • Depression
  • Dry Throat
  • Irritability & Mood Swings
  • Struggling To Breathe While Sleeping
  • Constant Fatigue And Lack Of Energy
  • Weight Gain

What are the Effects of Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a condition affecting millions of people in the United States alone. If you have been diagnosed with, or suspect that you have this condition, you could be at a higher risk for: 

  • Stroke
  • Heart Disease
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • Depression
  • Irregular Heartbeat
  • Diabetes
  • Worsening ADHD 

What Treatments Are Available For Sleep Apnea?

man sleeping soundly at night thanks to a CPAP machineIf Dr. Daniel J. Lyu, DDS FAGD suspects that you may have sleep apnea, our team will coordinate treatment with a sleep specialist to ensure you get the treatment you need! 

If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, you will likely be provided with either a CPAP machine or an oral appliance for treatment. 

A CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine is the most common treatment for most people suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. The CPAP machine has a small air blower connected to a cushioned plastic mask that covers your nose. The blower forces air through a flexible hose into the mask to help keep your airways open while you sleep. 

We make custom oral appliances in our Tempe dentist office that are designed to open airways during sleep. Generally, patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea prefer oral appliances to bulky CPAP machines. 

No matter what treatment you require, we will be there for you every step of the way! 

Schedule Your Sleep Apnea Screening with Dr. Daniel J. Lyu, DDS FAGD

Do you suspect you or your family member may have sleep apnea? We're here to provide the treatment you need! Call today to schedule your sleep apnea screening. 

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