Headaches? Short of Breath? Poor Sleep? Sleep apnea may be the cause.
- Suffering from chronic headaches?
- Drowsy throughout the day?
- Not feeling rested when you wake up?
You may be suffering from sleep apnea, a condition where a person stops breathing for dozens or even hundreds of times every night, often without even knowing it!t
Sleep apnea does more than affect your quality of life. Left untreated it can lead to serious complications and even death.
Dr. Patel can help diagnose and treat sleep apnea. Contact Green Dentistry to schedule a consultation today and learn about your options.
Dr. Patel, San Francisco’s leading sleep apnea dentist
CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure and is a common and effective non-surgical treatment for the symptoms of sleep apnea.
CPAP uses a customized mask worn over the face and mouth during sleep combined with a small electric air compressor.
This therapy delivers constant and steady air pressure to help you breath more easily during sleep and keep your airway from closing.
Dr. Patel will help you choose the best CPAP machine for your needs to ensure your comfort throughout the night.
The Daytime-Nighttime Appliance (also known as the DNA Appliance) is the revolutionary, non-surgical method for treating sleep apnea.
The DNA Appliance looks similar to a retainer and is fully customized to fit your mouth. This comfortable appliance applies gentle intermittent vibrational forces to your teeth which in turn, increase the size of your airway.
This method for treating sleep apnea has other benefits too, including improving the alignment of your teeth and reducing the symptoms of TMJ.
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– Timothy P.
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Here you’ll find environmentally sustainable features, the latest technology, and a caring, friendly team.
We believe that the more comfortable you are, the less anxious you are, leading to better results from your sleep apnea treatment. We offer spa-like features for your comfort, including:
- Warm blankets and neck wraps
- Essential oils & crystal healing
- Noise-cancelling headphones
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Address: 360 Post St Ste 704, San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: (415) 433-0119
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM
Evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays by appointment.
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– Jordan W.
A Better Night’s Sleep From Green Dentistry
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I have sleep apnea?
Snoring isn’t the only symptom of sleep apnea. Watch out for other common signs, including:
- Abrupt waking in the middle of the night followed by shortness in breath
- Dry mouth or a sore throat in the morning
- Morning headaches
- Sleepiness during the day
If you notice any of these symptoms, talk to Dr. Patel to find out if you might be suffering from sleep apnea.
What are the risk factors for sleep apnea?
- Men are twice as likely as women to be diagnosed with sleep apnea
- Obesity and a neck circumference of 17” or more
- Lifestyle factors like smoking, drinking, and drug use
- Research suggests that genetics can influence your risk of developing the disorder
Will my sleep apnea go away by itself?
The only way to rid yourself of sleep apnea is to either change the lifestyle factors contributing to the condition (obesity, smoking, etc.) and or have surgery to remove excess tissue from your palate or throat. However, there are effective treatment options available to ensure your sleep apnea condition does not cause you risk or effect your sleep.