Sleep Apnea in Rancho Bernardo, CA
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Stop Snoring and Start Sleeping With World-Class Sleep Apnea Treatment
Have you woken up in the middle of the night, gasping for air? Or, have you been told you snore while you sleep? Perhaps you wake up in the morning feeling exhausted. If you said yes to any of these scenarios, you may have sleep apnea, a common disorder that causes disruptions in a person’s breathing as they sleep. If left untreated, sleep apnea can affect more than just your ability to get a good night’s rest. The sleep disorder can lead to a range of issues, from memory problems and fatigue to more serious health conditions such as high blood pressure and stroke.
If you suspect sleep apnea is impairing your ability to get a good night’s rest, help is available. At Town Center Dentistry, our sleep apnea specialist Dr. Thomas Gonzales is trained in diagnosing and treating sleep apnea. When you meet with Dr. Gonzales, you can rest assured that you have selected one of the finest sleep specialists in the area. His world-class education, training and experience has made him the go-to choice for patients from San Diego, Orange County, Las Vegas and around the world. Not only is he beloved by his patients, but he is also a respected authority in various dental specialties. Dr. Gonzales earned his doctorate from the University of Southern California and has completed specialized training in sleep apnea, sedation dentistry and implant dentistry.
If you suffer from sleep apnea, read on to learn how Dr. Gonzales can help you sleep and live better.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is characterized by the cessation of breathing during sleep. There are three different types of sleep apnea, the most common being obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This form of sleep apnea occurs when the soft tissue in the back of the tongue, throat or nose blocks the airway during sleep. Central sleep apnea (CSA) occurs when the brain fails to send proper signals to the muscles that control breathing. Mixed sleep apnea is a combination of obstructive and central sleep apnea symptoms.
Common Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
You may have sleep apnea if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Waking up suddenly, gasping for air
- Loud snoring
- Restless sleep
- Memory problems
- Mood changes
- Headaches in the morning
- Dry or sore throat upon waking
- Teeth grinding/tooth wear
Sleep apnea is diagnosed by a sleep specialist. At Town Center Dentistry, you will first meet with Dr. Gonzales to discuss your symptoms. You will then take home a personal sleep study machine for the night. The sleep study is returned to our office so Dr. Gonzales can evaluate it and determine the type of sleep apnea and the severity of the symptoms. Using this information, Dr. Gonzales will recommend the treatment method that is best for you.
Treating Sleep Apnea
Traditional treatment for sleep apnea involves using a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine, which delivers a continuous flow of oxygen through a mask that is worn over the nose during sleep. Modern treatment options are available in the form of simple oral appliance therapy. This therapy uses a dental device with a design similar to a mouth guard. When worn during sleep, the oral appliance clears the airway, allowing for unobstructed breathing. These comfortable, portable appliances can be used on their own or in conjunction with other sleep apnea treatments for optimal results.
Contact Town Center Dentistry
Why wait any longer for a good night’s rest? Dr. Gonzales and Town Center Dentistry are the trusted choice for patients in the San Diego area who suffer from sleep apnea. Dr. Gonzales will gladly meet with you to discuss your symptoms and treatment options. To schedule a personal consultation, please call (858) 521-0000 today.
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