Sleep Apnea Devices Torrance
Is your snoring keeping you or someone you love awake all night? Snoring might not sound like a serious problem, but it can be. Snoring is one of the most noticeable symptoms of sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder that affects millions of Americans of all ages. Dr. Kim, our Torrance sleep apnea devices expert, can help.
If you suspect that you have sleep apnea, Dr. Kim, our expert in sleep apnea devices in Torrance, can examine you and evaluate your risk factors. You may need further testing to ensure an accurate diagnosis. Sleep apnea tests can be performed both in a sleep center and in your home. During the test, your vital signs will be monitored and recorded, including your blood oxygen level, your pulse, your brain waves, and other critical information. After evaluating this information, Dr. Kim can determine if you have sleep apnea.
Torrance Sleep Apnea Devices
Sleep apnea devices can be a great option for patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea and provide significant relief from the symptoms. The device is custom made by Dr. Kim, our Torrance sleep apnea devices expert. This ensures the fit is as comfortable and effective as possible. It will fit into your mouth much like a mouthguard, and is designed to reposition the lower jaw to keep the airway open and stabilize the soft tissues. This prevents the collapse of the airway that causes obstructive sleep apnea episodes, and helps patients sleep more comfortably.
Most people adapt quickly to oral appliance therapy. You may have excess salivation or dry mouth initially, and some people notice a temporary change in bite. These problems are usually mild and short-lived. The benefits of oral appliance therapy are multiple. The appliance is portable, easy to use, and easy to take with you wherever you go. Using your appliance as instructed by Dr. Kim, our expert in sleep apnea devices in Torrance, can help you reduce your risk of sleep apnea-related health issues such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity.
Call us today to learn more or to schedule your appointment with Dr. Kim, our Torrance sleep apnea dentist.