At Delmont Dentistry, Dr. Michael Delmont specializes in treating obstructive sleep apnea using oral appliances. These customizable devices are designed to reposition the jaw, tongue, or soft palette so the airways stay open during sleep. THEY ARE SUBSTANTIALLY EASIER TO USE, AND OFTEN JUST AS EFFECTIVE AS CONVENTIONAL CPAP UNITS.
Sleep apnea afflicts more than 25 percent of the middle-age population and is almost twice as prevalent in men as in women. It is becoming increasingly recognized as an important and treatable factor in developing cardiovascular disease as well as other life-threatening conditions.
Recent studies have demonstrated the connection between sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease, with sleep apnea sufferers having blood vessel abnormalities and narrowing which can make patients susceptible to strokes, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, and heart attacks. Research is also linking sleep apnea to cancer mortality based upon a landmark study of 1,500 government workers in Wisconsin. Those with sleep apnea were five times more likely to die from cancer.
Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, the most common type of sleep apnea, triggers a pause in breathing while you are asleep. OSA is usually caused by the tongue or soft palette restricting the airway.
The symptoms of OSA include snoring, waking up feeling tired, dry mouth, chronically low energy, and possibly lower blood oxygen levels.
Dr. Delmont’s practice is strategically located in the Los Angeles Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. For more than 20 years, he has provided exceptional dental care to the local gay community. He understands their concerns as individuals, which has earned him a reputation for providing comprehensive quality care to all patients with utmost dignity and respect.
- High blood pressure – Statistics show that one in three people with high blood pressure also have sleep apnea
- Diabetes – Half of those diagnosed with diabetes suffer from sleep apnea. Sleep cessation interferes with the body’s ability to process glucose and insulin.
- Obesity – Overweight individuals tend to be more disposed to suffer with sleep apnea.
Contact Delmont Dentistry to learn more about progressive new options for treating snoring and sleep apnea with oral appliances. Call (310) 652-7742 or request an appointment online