Answers to Common Questions About Sleep Apnea

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Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which your breathing stops and restarts during the night. It can lead to other health issues, some of them life-threatening. At The Sugar House Dentist in Salt Lake City, it is a treatable condition.

There are three types of sleep apnea:

  • Obstructive sleep apnea is when throat muscles relax during sleep, cutting off air supply.
  • Central sleep apnea occurs when the brain doesn’t send proper signals to control breathing.
  • Complex sleep apnea is a combination of the two previously listed.

The most common type is obstructive sleep apnea. The most common treatment is a device called Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, or CPAP, which delivers a steady flow of air to the sleeper. But the air flow is delivered through a special mask, which some people find uncomfortable.

An alternative treatment is an oral device, which is not as cumbersome as CPAP. It looks like a mouthguard, and when worn it repositions the jaw and tongue to keep the airway open.

To find out more about sleep apnea treatment, please call us at The Sugar House Dentist in Salt Lake City. Patients in Millcreek and Holladay have found relief. We also offer complete family and children’s dentistry. Call for an appointment today!

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1955 S 1300 E Ste L2
Salt Lake City, UT 84105