Have you received a diagnosis for sleep apnea? Ashburn Dental Care provides sleep apnea treatment in Ashburn, Virginia, to help you breathe easy, sleep better and live well.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a sleep breathing disorder that produces disrupted breathing during sleep. Often caused by an obstructed airway due to collapsed throat tissues or a rolled back tongue, patients with sleep apnea stop breathing during sleep, causing the body to startle itself awake to correct its natural breathing patterns. This causes an interrupted sleep cycle, preventing you from resting properly, which then extends to physical symptoms when awake.
Those with sleep apnea may experience:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Mood swings and irritability
For patients who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, many believe that the only treatment available is a CPAP machine or surgery. However, for patients who have a mild case of sleep apnea, our dentist can provide custom mouth guards designed to open your airway as you sleep, allowing you to receive the rest you need.
If you are looking for an alternative for your diagnosed sleep apnea, we invite you to call our dental office at 703-858-1904 and schedule a visit with Dr. Zia Rizvi to see if our custom oral appliances are right for you.