Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances Torrance
Sleep apnea can disrupt your sleep dozens of times a night and leave you cranky and irritable all day long. It can also raise your risk of several health problems. If you have sleep apnea, Dr. Kim, our Torrance sleep apnea oral appliances provider, can help. Oral appliances are a revolutionary way to treat sleep apnea without the need for uncomfortable or constricting CPAP machines.
Dr. Kim, our provider of sleep apnea oral appliances in Torrance, may recommend an oral appliance if you have mild to moderate sleep apnea or if your apnea is more severe and you cannot tolerate a sleep apnea CPAP machine. The appliances work by keeping your airways open while you sleep. They fit in the mouth like a retainer or sports guard, and they prevent the tongue, jaw and oral soft tissues from blocking your airways while you sleep.
Torrance Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances
Oral appliances offer several benefits. They are low maintenance and discreet, and they can reduce or completely eliminate snoring. Most people adjust to them quickly, and they can even be used with dentures in some cases. There is no need for electricity or complicated tubes and masks, and you can easily pack them along wherever you go. Oral appliances are easy to clean, small and comfortable. Dr. Kim, our Torrance sleep apnea oral appliances provider, can help you decide if an oral appliance is right for you.
If you have symptoms of sleep apnea, Dr. Kim, our provider of sleep apnea oral appliances in Torrance can help. Symptoms that should be further evaluated include:
• Loud snoring
• Persistent snoring
• Daytime drowsiness or falling asleep during the day
• Distractibility and an inability to focus
• Restless sleep and insomnia
• High blood pressure
• A dry mouth or a sore throat
• Morning headaches
• Choking or gasping while sleeping
Without treatment, sleep apnea can increase your risk of high blood sugar, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. You may be more likely to suffer from depression and obesity as well. Call us today to learn more about your sleep apnea treatment options or to schedule your appointment with Dr. Kim, our Torrance sleep apnea dentist.