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Sleep Apnea Treatment – Belmont, NH

Sound Sleep Is Within Your Reach

When people stop breathing during sleep due to a blockage in their airway, their brain sends a message that leads to sudden and uncomfortable movement. This condition is known as sleep apnea. Many people suffer from sleep apnea without realizing it. Sleep apnea often manifests itself in the form of snoring, which comes off as bothersome to loved ones. However, snoring may be an indicator that something more is amiss. Without treatment, sleep apnea can lead to chronic health problems or even death. Fortunately, there are solutions to sleep apnea and Dr. Patel is trained in the most advanced treatment options.

Why Choose The Center for Contemporary Dentistry for Sleep Apnea Treatment?

Causes and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

Millions of people have sleep apnea. However, many of these people do not realize that something is wrong. Or, they may not know that sleep apnea can be treated. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please reach out to Dr. Patel as soon as possible:

Sleep Apnea Diagnosis

Often, the best way to determine if you have sleep apnea is to meet with Dr. Patel. Your initial consultation will begin with an oral history and examination to determine if the root of your sleep problems may be oral. If we believe that your sleep problems may be due to your jaw alignment, we can conduct a follow-up sleep study in which your sleep movements and patterns are recorded. During the sleep study, a recording is taken of your breathing, blood oxygen levels, head movement and position, and airflow. Dr. Patel uses an interdisciplinary approach and works closely with sleep physicians at sleep clinics throughout New Hampshire. Our combined effort and skill will determine if you have sleep apnea and enable you to begin exploring your treatment options.

Dental Solutions for Sleep Apnea

CPAP therapy is the most common treatment for sleep apnea, and it is quite effective. However, CPAP machines are large, bulky, uncomfortable and can interfere with natural sleep patterns. These issues can make it difficult for a person to comply with treatment. As a result, many patients are referred to Dr. Patel to seek a different solution for their sleep apnea problems.

We use custom-made oral appliances to treat sleep apnea. Such a device is fitted to your mouth to slightly move your jaw forward so that your airway is clear and properly aligned. This appliance uses very little material and is made of multiple pieces so natural movement can still occur.

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