Sleep apnea and snoring are not the same thing, and while both can be annoying, one is something you cannot ignore. While you might say it is the snoring, especially if it is that of someone else, the truth is that sleep apnea is quite serious and must be treated. If you are deemed a candidate for sleep apnea treatment in Washington DC, L’Enfant Plaza Dental Arts and Drs. Norkiewicz, Azeez and Konigsberg can help.
First, it is important to understand what sleep apnea is and why a dentist in Washington DC can offer you a solution. Sleep apnea is a condition which causes you to stop breathing many times each night. It is caused by the collapse of soft tissue at the back of your throat, and when that fleshy mass moves against the back of the throat, it blocks your airways and causes you to stop breathing until you gasp awake. You may not know how often it happens, but it typically happens dozens of times each night.
If you are a candidate for sleep apnea treatment you probably already experience the many unpleasant symptoms. You may be fatigued all day, you may be foggy in your thoughts because of the fatigue. You can begin to develop health problems due to it, and that is why you must get it treated as soon as possible.
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Fortunately, any of our patients identified as a candidate for sleep apnea treatment can come to us for the most common and effective solutions. As you know, the condition is caused by the tissue in the throat, and that is why a dentist can offer a solution. We can actually offer two options that are unique from the usual machinery that so many patients are told to use.
Instead, we offer the Somnomed device and the TAP device. Both work in a similar way, adjusting the alignment of the jaws to prevent the throat from being closed and airways blocked. They are different in their various designs and features, and it will take one of our doctors to determine the ideal solution for you.
Contact Our Washington, DC Dentist for Sleep Apnea Treatment
If you have additional questions about whether you are a candidate for sleep apnea treatment, or about any of the other treatments mentioned here, give us a call at our Washington DC office at 202-488-8300. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly. To learn more about sleep apnea, read our sleep apnea treatment overview, and the benefits of sleep apnea treatment.