Do you or someone you love snore badly while sleeping? While snoring is not always a sign of sleep apnea, it is a common symptom that can be a sign of a greater problem. Dr. Ralhan and the team at Ralhan Dental will work with your Ontario physician to discover if your symptoms are just…
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CPAP Alternatives in Ontario
We understand the impact sleep apnea can have on your life. While conventional CPAP therapy is a great option for some, it’s not the ideal solution for many of our patients. It can be uncomfortable to wear throughout the night and difficult to use on a regular basis. Luckily, our team at Ralhan Dental can use a variety of CPAP alternatives to give you the sleep you deserve.
Snoring Treatment Options
Whether you need to alleviate a snoring problem or need treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, we have solutions we can tailor to meet your unique needs. Dr. Ralhan will walk with you through every step of the process to find the oral appliance that is right for you. At our Ontario dental office, we use the following appliances to alleviate snoring and sleep apnea:
- Dental Mandibular Advancement Appliance
- Thornton Adjustable Positioner
- Tongue Retaining Device
Each of these devices is capable of drastically reducing your snoring if worn and used properly. However, every case of sleep apnea is unique. Visit Dr. Ralhan to find the sleep apnea treatment that fits your needs.
Technology at Ralhan Dental
We use the latest technology in your sleep apnea treatment plan including:
- Narval CC by Resmed – An oral appliance that holds your jaw forward
- Itero Scanning – Digitally scans your mouth Eliminating the need for impressions
- Ares Take Home Sleep Kit – Diagnoses sleep apnea from the comfort of your home
We integrate these advanced technologies into your treatment plan to help you find the CPAP alternative that is right for you. We’ve streamlined the entire process to make it as quick, comfortable, and effective as possible.
The 3 Types of Sleep Apnea
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common form of sleep apnea that occurs when the throat muscles and tongue relax while sleeping. This can cause the airway to become obstructed and limit the amount of breath you receive.
Central Sleep Apnea (CSA) is rarer than OSA and isn’t caused by a physical obstruction. CSA occurs when your brain doesn’t send the signal to take the next breath while you sleep. This leads to a gap in breathing causing an apnea event.
Mixed Sleep Apnea (MSA), also known as Complex Sleep Apnea, is a mixture of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Central Sleep Apnea.
Early Diagnosis is Vital
Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes the sufferer to stop their breathing process multiple times throughout the night. Although a seemingly mild problem at first, the longer you live with sleep apnea, the more devastating it can become. That’s why seeking treatment early is vital.
Sleep Apnea Symptoms
Too often, symptoms of sleep apnea go unnoticed. Mild symptoms like loud snoring and abrupt wakeups can quickly evolve into frequent headaches and fatigue throughout the day. Learn more about the symptoms of sleep apnea and how they can quickly affect your health.
Sleep Apnea Treatments
While the most common treatment for sleep apnea is the CPAP machine, many report complications with the device. Fortunately, other appliances are available to minimize your snoring and treat your sleep apnea symptoms. Learn about them on the treatment page.
Dr. Ralhan Will Help you Conquer Your Sleep Apnea
Whatever type of sleep apnea you suffer from, and no matter how severe it’s become, Dr. Anil Ralhan has an ideal treatment option for you. Contact our offices at Cornerstone Dental or Oak Park Dental in Ontario to make an appointment. We’ll help you overcome your sleep apnea today!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can dentists treat sleep apnea?
Dr. Ralhan can provide a convenient and comfortable oral appliance. These oral appliances are like mouthguards, but they’re created uniquely to treat sleep apnea by keeping your airway open. Dr. Ralhan can also provide guidance on how you can alleviate your sleep apnea through lifestyle changes.
How can a dentist tell if you have sleep apnea?
While your dentist may be able to point out signs of sleep apnea, you must be formally diagnosed by a physician to receive treatment. You’ll be diagnosed with the help of a sleep test, which monitors your body while you’re asleep to detect any issues.
Once you have a sleep apnea diagnosis, Dr. Ralhan can help you with a treatment plan. With a convenient mouthguard and some lifestyle changes, you won’t have to worry about sleep apnea.
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