The Causes and Treatment of Sleep Apnea

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Do you regularly suffer from headaches, especially in the morning? Do you feel tired or sleepy during the day? Do you find yourself having difficulty focusing or concentrating throughout the day? Have you ever been accused of snoring loudly? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you might suffer from sleep apnea. It is a dangerous sleep disorder that affects millions of Americans. If you suspect that you or a loved one may be suffering from this disorder, then read on!  We’re going to discuss some of the causes and treatments for sleep apnea in Yuma, AZ.

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea occurs when your airway becomes obstructed by your relaxed muscles, causing you to stop breathing, this, in turn, signals your brain to wake you up. Because you’re only awake for a few seconds, you may not even realize that it happened, but you can be waking up hundreds of times per night when you suffer from sleep apnea. Because of the constant waking, your body is not getting the rest that it needs, and your organs are not getting the oxygen that they need.

If left untreated, sleep apnea can cause a host of issues and make it difficult for you to function during the day. It can also contribute to some other serious health concerns such as heart failure, diabetes, high blood pressure, and stroke.

How is Sleep Apnea Treated?

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is the standard treatment for sleep apnea. However, many patients benefit from using oral appliances as well. Your dental provider can customize an oral device that is designed to shift your jaw forward slightly, which helps to open your airway and give you a restful night of sleep. Some cases may require both the use of the CPAP and an oral appliance.

Sleep Apnea Treatment in Yuma AZ

At 32nd Street Dental Care, Dr. Sam Carroll has extensive training in creating and customizing oral appliances that help patients effectively manage their sleep apnea. This sleep disorder affects your overall health and well-being and is too dangerous to ignore. If you’ve accused of snoring, take heed! Contact our office today to learn more about sleep apnea therapy.

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Irene Peters
Irene Peters
20:05 09 Dec 17
Dr. Carroll has state-of-the-art equipment and can do it all. I was able to get my new crown replaced on the same day with only the one visit. I've been going there for years and never had to wait past my appointment time. The office staff are all friendly, helpful, efficient, prompt, and make you feel at home and more importantly, comfortable. Dr. Carroll remembers details from prior visits and always follows up on them. A real bonus for me is that he has a way with giving the shots to numb your mouth without it hurting! I'm very grateful for the excellent care I get from Dr. Carroll and his staff.
Audrianna Daniel
Audrianna Daniel
16:55 25 Jan 18
I had such a wonderful experiance at this office! Switching from another local dentist was the best decision I ever made. Shanel, the hygienist, was absolutely amazing and Dr. Carroll was incredibly down to earth and attentive to any questions or concerns. The whole staff is just awesome and I can't recommend this office enough!
Carla Wolfe
Carla Wolfe
00:59 14 Jun 17
I was terrified of the dentist from past bad experience. My daughter had a traumatic experience at a local dentist as well. We have both started seeing Dr. Carroll and have had the most comfortable, reassuring experience. They are kind, knowledgeable and patient!! Thank you Dr. Carroll and Staff!! Second visit - 2/4/16 - Deep Clean Procedure and a Wisdom tooth extraction - Again, I can't say enough about my visit. The staff from the moment you walk in the door are professional and friendly. My procedure was 99.5% pain free and the extraction was 100% pain free. I was given information every step of the way and was made to feel comfortable at all times. This is an office with compassion, caring and understanding. I highly recommend this practice. I can't say thank you enough for the positive experience and dental work. Thank you!!
Lucinda Fox
Lucinda Fox
03:05 21 Jun 17
I have had an excellent experience with Dr. Carroll over the past -I have been with him since he started practice in Yuma. He and his staff have always treated me professionally and respectfully. I say 'had' because I just moved out of state and now I hope to find a new dentist as skilled as Dr. Carroll. My last visit was a highlight for me. He gave me a brand new, much improved smile by replacing my top front six teeth with crowns made by him on site. The change is amazing and I say "thank you Dr. Carroll!"
Sandy Baas
Sandy Baas
19:00 19 Oct 17
Sam Carroll , DMD, is knowledgable about all the latest and most effective dental procedures and treatment to make you SMILE... I have seen a caring and gentle approach with the very young patients ( My Grandaughter) and the concern he had with my 90 year old Father. Very comfortable yet professional atmosphere at all times!
Jill Castaneda
Jill Castaneda
20:20 21 Sep 17
Thank you for getting my son in and removing his wisdom tooth today. I would also like to thank you for the amazing service we received from everyone in the office and especially Dr. Carroll!! We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Dr. Carroll and his staff are the best.
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