At Sana Dental, we understand the importance of a good night's sleep. If you're experiencing sleep apnea, a condition that causes interrupted breathing during sleep, it's important to seek treatment as soon as possible. There are various treatment options available, and we're here to help you find the right one for your needs.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy is a common and effective treatment for sleep apnea. This treatment involves wearing a mask over the nose and/or mouth during sleep, which is connected to a machine that delivers a continuous stream of air to keep the airway open. This helps to prevent interruptions in breathing during sleep and promotes better quality sleep.
At Sana Dental, we work with you to ensure that the CPAP mask is comfortable and properly fitted to your face. We also offer ongoing support to ensure that you are using the CPAP machine correctly and getting the most benefit from your treatment.
Oral Appliance Therapy
For mild to moderate sleep apnea, oral appliance therapy may be recommended. This treatment involves using a custom-fitted oral appliance that is designed to help keep the airway open during sleep. The appliance is worn in the mouth and helps to reposition the jaw and tongue to prevent them from blocking the airway.
At Sana Dental, we can create a custom oral appliance that fits your mouth perfectly. We work closely with you to ensure that the appliance is comfortable and effective in treating your sleep apnea.
In addition to CPAP and oral appliance therapy, lifestyle changes may also be recommended to help reduce sleep apnea symptoms. These may include:
Weight loss: Excess weight can contribute to sleep apnea, so losing weight may help to reduce symptoms.
Quitting smoking: Smoking can worsen sleep apnea symptoms, so quitting smoking may help to improve your condition.
Avoiding alcohol and sedatives before bed: Alcohol and sedatives can relax the muscles in the throat, which can worsen sleep apnea symptoms.
At Sana Dental, we can provide advice and support for making these lifestyle changes to help improve your sleep apnea symptoms.
In some cases, surgery may be necessary to correct anatomical issues that are causing sleep apnea. This may include procedures to remove excess tissue from the throat or reposition the jaw to open up the airway.
At Sana Dental, we can refer you to a specialist if surgery is deemed necessary for treating your sleep apnea.
Sleeping in a certain position can sometimes help reduce sleep apnea symptoms. For example, sleeping on your side instead of your back can help to keep the airway open. At Sana Dental, we can provide advice and support for finding the right sleeping position to improve your sleep apnea symptoms.
In some cases, behavioral therapy such as cognitive-behavioral therapy or relaxation techniques may be helpful in reducing sleep apnea symptoms. At Sana Dental, we can refer you to a specialist if behavioral therapy is recommended for treating your sleep apnea.
Depending on the severity of sleep apnea, a combination of treatments may be recommended to effectively manage symptoms. At Sana Dental, we can work with you to create a customized treatment plan that includes a combination of therapies to improve your sleep apnea symptoms.
Contact Us for Sleep Apnea Treatment Edmonton
If you're experiencing sleep apnea, it's important to seek treatment as soon as possible. At Sana Dental, we offer a range of sleep apnea treatment options to help you get a better night's sleep. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you. Remember, sleep apnea treatment in Edmonton is available and we're here to help!