How Your Dentist Can Help With Sleep Apnea

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Sleep apnea affects many people, and it’s a fairly common condition. One of the most surprising things about it is that most people aren’t even aware they have it.

Many people with sleep apnea snore, but not all people who snore have sleep apnea, so it can be challenging to figure out on your own whether you have it or not.

If you do have sleep apnea, it’s essential to identify this so you can treat. Sleep apnea can hazardous condition left untreated. Your first step is talking to your Yuma, AZ dentist. We can determine whether it would be appropriate for you assessed by a sleep specialist.

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

For some people, snoring is just an inconvenience that prevents your partner from getting a good night’s sleep. But snoring can also be a symptom of sleep apnea. Here are some other signs:

  • Episodes during the night when you stop breathing, followed by choking or gasping for air
  • Waking up with a sore throat or dry mouth
  • Feeling irritable, depressed, or sleepy during the day
  • Waking up frequently throughout the night
  • Often waking up with headaches

If you are experiencing any of these, you should talk to your dentist right away.

Treatment for Sleep Apnea

If you learn that you have a mild to moderate case of sleep apnea, your dentist can fit you with a dental appliance such as a mandibular advancement device. It resembles a mouth guard that people use for sports, but it moves your lower jaw down and forward, keeping your airway open and making it easier to breathe.

Another device is similar to a splint, and it keeps the tongue in a good position to keep airways open.

These devices have success rates and are easier to use than the CPAP machine that people with sleep apnea are often told to use.

Sleep Apnea Treatment in Yuma AZ

If you think you are suffering from sleep apnea in Yuma, AZ, give Dr. Carroll a call. Make an appointment today!

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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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