Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep Apnea Treatment in St. Johns, FL

When you wake up in the morning, do you feel rested and rejuvenated, or are you exhausted, suffering from headaches, and have a dry mouth? If the latter sounds like your experience, you may suffer from sleep apnea, a debilitating sleep disorder that unconsciously pauses natural breathing patterns while asleep.

Fortunately, Dr. Neal Patel and Dr. Alesia Apana have conservative solutions available that can help you get a better, more productive night’s sleep. So, book a sleep apnea treatment consultation at Vitalize Dental.

How It Works

Effective sleep apnea treatment starts with an accurate diagnosis. As the first line of defense, Dr. Patel and Dr. Apana can prescribe a specialized oral sleep apnea mouth guard to help you breathe. Furthermore, adequately fitted sleep apnea devices reposition your jaw and reopen the airway, allowing for easier breathing.

Our team will do everything we can to reduce the severity of your snoring without compromising your comfort or rest. Still, sleep apnea causes vary from person to person. So, if you need more extensive sleep apnea treatments, we can refer you to a sleep specialist to give you the care you need.

When to Call the Dentist

Sleep apnea occurs when you are asleep, which makes it tricky to self-diagnose. Still, for those that are unaware, sleep apnea symptoms are easy to shrug off as something else. Our near Jacksonville, Florida, dentists consider the whole picture when diagnosing sleep apnea.

The most common signs of this sleep disorder include one or a combination of the following sleep apnea symptoms:

  •         Gasping for air in the middle of the night
  •         Morning headaches and dry mouth
  •         Difficulty staying asleep
  •         Excessive daytime sleepiness
  •         Difficulty focusing when awake
  •         General irritability


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Additionally, some signs can be reported by others, including:
  •         Loud snoring
  •         Episodes of starting and stopping breathing

The previously mentioned symptoms are more than a nuisance. Sleep apnea is a potentially serious problem that can lead to serious medical complications, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and liver problems. Reach out to Vitalize Dental if you experience any sleep apnea symptoms.

Feel Relief with Root Canals from our St. Johns and Jacksonville Dentists

At Vitalize Dental, Dr. Patel and Dr. Apana strive to provide excellent and affordable dental care when our patients need it most. If you suspect you’re suffering from symptoms of an inner-tooth infection, contact our experienced, gentle team for root canal therapy. Call 904-730-1420 or conveniently schedule an appointment online for root canal therapy in St. Johns, FL.