Sleep is of utmost importance to a healthy life and is often an overlooked routine. Studies have shown that both the time and quality of sleep can be leading factors for health, chronic disease, and other conditions. For many people, obstructed airways and breathing have a significant effect on sleep. Patients who experience sleep apnea can experience pauses in breathing many times per night.
Dr. Walter Mazzella offers sleep apnea treatment to help patients breathe easier at night and restore their health. Oftentimes, patients with sleep apnea are also at risk of developing heart health problems like heart disease and strokes. Addressing sleep apnea symptoms sooner than later can also help minimize the chance of heart problems. In addition to treating sleep apnea, we provide restorative dentistry services to the public in Woodstock, Maryland, and the surrounding areas.
Common Signs of Sleep Apnea
Patients with sleep apnea will often experience these symptoms:
- Loud snoring
- Gasping for air during sleep
- Dry mouth
- Morning headaches
If you or a loved one find yourself dealing with breathing pauses during sleep, call our office. If patients are male, over 40, or overweight, they may be more at risk of developing sleep apnea. These risk factors can impact the size of the airway.
Treating Sleep Apnea in Woodstock, MD
Our office provides treatment for patients who experience mild to moderate sleep apnea.
Take-Home Sleep Study
Dr. Mazzella now offers a take-home sleep study option for people who would like to improve their sleep quality, especially related to obstructive sleep apnea. This is a convenient alternative to testing in a sleep center, where you can gather informative data in the comfort of your own home for less cost. If you are interested in learning more about this home testing, we would be happy to discuss this option with you.
Patients with mild sleep apnea symptoms benefit from a custom oral appliance. We make sleep appliances using dental impressions. Wearing an oral appliance at night brings the lower jaw forward and opens up the airway. Sleep appliances are portable and easy to clean, making it a great alternative to a CPAP for patients with mild sleep apnea symptoms.
Contact Us For Care Today
Do you think you may have symptoms of sleep apnea? Call (410) 559-9951 or request your next dental consultation with Dr. Mazzella online today.