The majority of the approximately 20 million Americans suffering with obstructive sleep apnea have not been diagnosed. Instead, they are affected by the symptoms on a daily basis, their quality of life deteriorated by chronic fatigue, moodiness, and trouble concentrating. You may think that there’s no treatment for your chronic feelings of tiredness. If you have been diagnosed, you may have tried treatment with the CPAP and found it intolerable. For patients with obstructive sleep apnea who have either never tried treatment or have been unable to use the CPAP, Dr. James Alexander offers sleep apnea therapy with intraoral appliances at Alexander Dental in St. Augustine, Florida.
Dr. Alexander understands that the CPAP for sleep apnea therapy can be very effective, and if CPAP is working for you, continue using this method. But an intraoral sleep apnea therapy appliance used every day is more effective than a CPAP in the closet, so if you’re looking for a CPAP alternative for sleep apnea treatment, make an appointment with Dr. Alexander. And some patients who successfully use CPAP hate to travel with the heavy and bulky machinery or find it useless in the event of power outages. We recommend having an oral sleep apnea appliance on hand for those times when CPAP simply isn't ideal.
Dr. Alexander works closely with sleep physicians for a complete continuum of sleep apnea care. We cannot provide diagnosis of sleep apnea at our Saint Augustine office, but we will help you find a team of professionals, including Dr. Alexander, that will guide you through every phase of treatment. We make the whole process smooth and easy.
Dr. Alexander believes in providing medically sound sleep apnea therapy. Sleep apnea is a serious problem that increases your risk of a variety of health complications, and the general side effects of this problem can be not only annoying and uncomfortable but also dangerous. When you are chronically fatigued and sleepy, you will find it difficult to safely perform everyday activities such as driving. We seek to treat sleep apnea with sleep apnea therapy intraoral devices from our Saint Augustine, Florida dental office because we believe so strongly in providing our patients with improved quality of life, greater productivity, and protected health.
What causes obstructive sleep apnea? Sleep apnea can be caused by extra soft tissues in the way of the airway, decrease in muscle tone, and the tongue falling back into the airway. With sleep apnea therapy appliances, these problems can be eliminated by the repositioning of the jaw and tissues.
Alexander Dental adds sleep apnea therapy to the long list of services we provide to the Saint Augustine community. Dr. Alexander continues his education constantly to make services such as sleep apnea therapy available, keeping up with advancements in treatment so that patients can benefit. Alexander Dental is now focusing the majority of our practice on the treatment of sleep apnea because we so firmly believe in the importance of sleep apnea therapy for good health. If you are experiencing the signs and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea or have found the CPAP treatment to be less than ideal, contact Alexander Dental in St. Augustine, Florida. Patients come to our office from Palm Coast, Palm Valley, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, and surrounding communities because of our commitment to sleep apnea therapy and other advanced treatments.