Sleep Apnea

Do you or a loved one suffer from intense snoring, morning headaches, fatigue, or gasping during sleep? You or your loved one could be experiencing a dangerous medical condition known as sleep apnea. Many Americans are affected by the most common form of sleep apnea known as, Obstructive Sleep Apnea or OSA. This condition causes a person to actually stop breathing while they are sleeping and has been known to cause serious health conditions and be potentially life threatening.

Sleep Apnea Testimonials

At Fulbright Dental, we can treat sleep apnea at our office with the help of a PSA, or polysomnogram, which is a special series of tests performed overnight. These tests help us determine whether an oral appliance is the best option for treating your sleep apnea or snoring.

If you have questions concerning sleep apnea please call our office (310) 593-2137 or email us.

Health Risks of Sleep Apnea

  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Sudden cardiac death
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Gastric reflux
  • Memory loss
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Insomnia

Oral Sleep Appliances

Oral appliances are the most commonly accepted method for treating sleep apnea and are a great alternative to a CPAP mask or surgical treatment. The appliance fits in the mouth like a mouth guard or orthodontic retainer and prevents airway obstruction by repositioning the lower jawbone and soft tissue. This can reduce or eliminate snoring and allows the patient to sleep through the night with no airway blockage. After an evaluation by our sleep apnea dentist, Michael Fulbright DDS, the device is typically customized to allow optimal comfort and functionality.

Please visit our comprehensive sleep apnea and snoring website for more information.

If you would like to schedule a sleep apnea evaluation with Michael Fulbright DDS please call (310) 593-2137 or email us.