At Zubkov Dental, our doctors craft custom night guards as a less invasive form of sleep apnea treatment. Custom-made night guards provide a more comfortable solution for patients suffering from sleep apnea and its uncomfortable symptoms.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Defined as continual pauses in breathing during sleep, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a reaction to muscle relaxation during sleep and gravity pulling your airway closed. Sleep apnea can then lead to serious conditions including hypertension, memory loss, mood change, weight gain, and severe fatigue.
What Are The Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea?
Patients who suffer from sleep apnea often complain of the following symptoms:
- Heavy Snoring
- Periodic Loss of Breath While Sleeping
- Struggling to Breathe While Sleeping
- Consistent Lack of Energy & Fatigue
- Irritability & Mood Swings
- Weight Gain
- Dry Throat
What Are the Risks?
According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, 22 million people suffer from sleep apnea in the United States alone. If you have been diagnosed with, or suspect that you have this sleep apnea, you could be at a higher risk for more severe health conditions, such as:
- Heart Disease
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- Irregular Heartbeat
- Worsening ADHD
What Treatments Are Available For Sleep Apnea?
If our team suspects that you may have sleep apnea, we will ensure you get the treatment and information you need! We offer take-home sleep studies to help you evaluate your symptoms and sleep quality from the comfort of your own home. If needed, we'll always provide additional resources and referrals to help you manage the condition.
Patients who are diagnosed with sleep apnea will likely be provided with either a CPAP machine or an oral appliance for treatment.
A CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine is the most common treatment for most people suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. The CPAP machine has a small air blower connected to a cushioned plastic mask that covers your nose. It will force air through a flexible hose into the mask to help keep your airways open while you sleep!
At Zubkov Dental, we craft custom-made oral appliances that are designed to open airways during sleep. Generally, patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea prefer oral appliances to bulky CPAP machines.
No matter what treatment you require, we will be there for you every step of the way!
We Bill Through Medical Insurance!
Most dentists will not bill sleep apnea treatment through patients' medical insurance, but we do! At Zubkov Dental, you can receive a thorough screening from the local dentist you know and trust, while keeping the ability to receive financial support from your insurance plan. As a courtesy, we'll submit the claims to your insurance company for you!
If you have questions about the medical insurance billing process, please call today to speak with a member of our friendly team!
Schedule Your Sleep Apnea Screening With Zubkov Dental
If sleep apnea is causing uncomfortable symptoms and side effects, Zubkov Dental has a solution for you! Don't let your quality of life or health be affected by this condition. Call us today to schedule your sleep apnea screenings!