Sleep Apnea Treatment in Ripon

Do you snore or wake up and discover that you're still tired? You may be struggling with sleep apnea. At the dental practice of Richard Crum, DDS, we offer effective sleep apnea treatments and appliances to help you get restful sleep.

Our custom sleep apnea appliances are designed to maintain your flow of oxygen while you sleep, allowing your body to rest and recover. We are proud to help the residents of Ripon and the surrounding areas get the good night's sleep they deserve.

Are you ready to wake up feeling rested and refreshed? Our sleep apnea appliances can help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.


What Is Sleep Apnea?

When the muscles and soft tissues in your throat collapse and obstruct or restrict your airways, it impedes the flow of oxygen. This condition is known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The lack of oxygen triggers a warning in your brain to wake up and renew the normal intake of oxygen. This means that your body does not achieve the deep sleep necessary to function at your best mentally, physically, or emotionally. Our sleep apnea appliances are designed to fit you specifically and maintain the natural flow of oxygen, which means you can enjoy a night of healthy, uninterrupted sleep.

Why Should I Treat My Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea causes both long and short-term effects that impact your daily life, which is why it's important to treat obstructive sleep apnea. The effects of sleep apnea include waking up and still feeling tired, difficulty staying asleep, and waking up with a headache.

The long-term effects of sleep apnea include impaired cognitive function, exhaustion, and irritability due to lack of sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea can be identified by a doctor or a dentist.

Our Sleep Apnea Process

We care about your need for rest, and we know the physical and mental benefits of a good night's sleep. That is why we strive to help patients who are sent to us, as well as recommend further diagnosis if we notice the symptoms of sleep apnea.

Our friendly team accepts patients who are referred to us by their doctors for a custom sleep apnea appliance which helps to prevent the collapse of the soft tissue in the throat and keeps your airways open. This device can also alleviate snoring, which is a common symptom of sleep apnea.

If our dentist notices signs of obstructive sleep apnea, we will have you fill out a questionnaire to bring to your doctor for a diagnosis.

Regardless of the severity of your sleep apnea, you can trust that we will take your situation seriously and treat you with care and respect every time you visit us.

Sleep Apnea or Snoring Treatment FAQs

We understand that you will have questions about sleep apnea and how it impacts your life, as well as how to treat it. Our team is happy to provide the answers and information you need to make a smart decision regarding your treatment plan. Here are some of the most common questions we receive about obstructive sleep apnea.

Is sleep apnea dangerous?

Sleep apnea results in difficulty breathing, or you may even stop breathing for short periods of time while you sleep. This causes complications and may aggravate other health problems, especially long-term.

There are a number of symptoms that indicate obstructive sleep apnea. These symptoms include, but are not limited to:

  • Snoring
  • Waking up gasping for air
  • Waking up with a dry mouth
  • Waking up with a headache
  • Difficulty sleeping through the night
  • Difficulty staying awake during the day
  • Struggling to focus on topics, work, or activities
  • Feeling easily frustrated or irritated

If you experience any of the symptoms of sleep apnea, then it is best to talk to your medical provider. You may also discuss your concerns with our gentle dental team, and we will help you begin the process to determine if you suffer from sleep apnea. Many adults struggle with sleep apnea but remain undiagnosed. We can help you determine if you have obstructive sleep apnea and provide the treatment you need to breathe properly and enjoy improved overall health.

Let Us Help Treat Your Sleep Apnea

If you're struggling to get a full night's sleep due to snoring or waking up multiple times throughout the night, sleep apnea could be the reason. At the dental practice of Richard Crum, DDS, we have the resources and information you need to properly diagnose sleep apnea. We craft your custom sleep apnea appliance to maintain your natural airflow and healthy oxygen levels so you can get the rest you need. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and learn more about our sleep apnea treatments.



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