Sleep Apnea & TMJ Solutions in Brentwood CA Area

Sleep Apnea Causes and Treatment Options

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Obstructive sleep apnea is a disorder that prevents you from getting the oxygen you need while you're asleep. If you snore loudly on a regular basis, you might have sleep apnea that leaves you tired throughout the day. At Brentwood Family Dental, we offer sleep apnea & TMJ solutions to Brentwood, California, residents to take care of their sleep health. With the right treatment in place, you will be able to rest well overnight. Dr. Jamil Alkhoury works with patients who are experiencing jaw clicking, neck pain, headaches, and fatigue to provide treatment for sleep apnea and TMJ that works.

Treatment For Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Brentwood Family Dental in Brentwood, California, provides sleep testing services to ensure you get the correct diagnosis. Our Board-Certified Sleep physician will evaluate your test results and come up with a treatment plan specific to your needs. Some people use a CPAP machine, which can be uncomfortable to wear while sleeping. The goal is to protect your airway by keeping it open throughout the night. We offer an alternative to a CPAP machine, the Medibyte appliance, which gets your jaw into the proper position in order to open up your airway while you are asleep. This is an effective treatment and is often enough to prevent sleep apnea episodes from occurring. You can go through sleep testing and learn how to use the Medibyte appliance immediately after if necessary.

Why Sleep Apnea Treatment is Necessary

Sleep apnea involves more than just loud snoring. You could be having many episodes a night where your oxygen levels are dropping. Over time, this can wreak havoc on your overall health. Sleep apnea occurs when your muscles become completely relaxed while sleeping, and the relaxed muscles block your airway. You wake up in the middle of your sleep because your breathing stops. Sleep apnea causes a very disrupted night of sleep, and you can wake up feeling like you haven't slept at all. Without treatment, sleep apnea often becomes worse. Your overall health can be impacted by sleep apnea when you don't get treatment, so it is an essential component for your overall well-being.
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Causes of Sleep Apnea

The biggest cause of sleep apnea that you have control over is overweight. If your neck circumference is large, this can lead to a narrowed airway. A family history of sleep apnea, getting older, smoking, or using sedatives can all impact the severity of your sleep apnea. If you are not feeling rested after sleeping all night, it's essential to check out for these potential causes. Losing weight can significantly impact you, and you may discover that you no longer feel tired during the day because you are getting good sleep.

For sleep apnea & TMJ solutions that Brentwood, California residents can trust, it's time to schedule an appointment with Brentwood Family Dental by calling 925-344-5296. Meet with Dr. Alkhoury to learn more about their treatment options.

Dr. Jamil Alkhoury

Dr. Jamil Alkhoury

Dr Jamil Alkhoury believes dentists to be artists. Taking care of another person’s teeth is definitely an art in which Dr Jamil Alkhoury is an expert. Having graduated from University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) with a degree in Advanced Education in General Dentistry, he has always focused on the well-being of his patients. Brentwood family dental headed by Dr Jamil Alkhoury offers a wide range of services. He always keeps in touch with the developments in the field, to serve his purpose to the best of his abilities.

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