Q&A: Common Uncertainty About Sleep Apnea Treatment

What we like for our patients to focus on, of course, is that if sleep apnea is present, it’s very important to seek sleep apnea treatment. As for those outlying details that can cause you a bit of confusion, we’d love to address them with a Q&A session. For all other inquiries and to protect yourself, come on in for a visit soon.

Questions And Answers

Question: How come a friend of my is seeing a neurologist for her sleep apnea? Is this something I need or can I just come to you for sleep apnea treatment?

Answer: There are different types of sleep apnea. The one we treat is called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and has to do with collapsing tissues that block your throat and airways. The other is central sleep apnea, which occurs due to brain function issues. You may certainly begin with us if your symptoms match up to OSA.

Question: I’ve heard that avoiding sleep apnea treatment if I need it can end with me experiencing serious issues like an irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, or other issues. Is this really a possibility?

Answer: These are all possibilities. However, it’s important to remember that these are problems that will typically only occur after a long stretch of untreated sleep apnea. See us immediately, so we may help you prevent serious side effects!

Question: I have also heard that if I have avoided sleep apnea treatment for a while, I won’t be able to enjoy the oral appliance therapy that is available. Is this the truth?

Answer: Nope. Just because you’ve been dealing with sleep apnea for some time does not in any way disqualify you from having access to an oral appliance.

See Our Team For Sleep Apnea Treatment Today!

Talk with us about sleep apnea, how sleep apnea treatment can help you, and bring up any questions you would like answered during a visit. Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.