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Can Your Dentist Help You Sleep Better? Elk Grove, CA
Sleep Apnea Treatment from a Dentist in Elk Grove

Can Your Dentist Help You Sleep Better?

While we fight it as kids and crave it as adults, sleep is undeniably important. In fact, according to the Sleep Foundation, “sleep is an essential function that allows your body and mind to recharge, leaving you refreshed and alert when you wake up. Healthy sleep also helps the body remain healthy and stave off diseases. Without enough sleep, the brain cannot function properly.” Unfortunately, there are many factors and conditions that can jeopardize a good night’s sleep, including obstructive sleep apnea.

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a serious condition that involves several brief pauses in breathing throughout the night. This can cause one to snore loudly or wake up gasping for air. While sleep apnea symptoms can certainly keep your partner awake, they are detrimental to your own quality of sleep as well as your overall health.

The Disruptions and Dangers of Untreated Sleep Apnea?

Patients who suffer from sleep apnea commonly snore throughout the night and disrupt their partner’s sleep. More importantly, however, sleep apnea can often cause you to wake up tired and suffer from daytime fatigue and poor concentration. It can also jeopardize your overall health, as untreated sleep apnea has been linked to high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, weight gain and other serious health issues.

Treating Sleep Apnea with Your Dentist

We understand that not all patients can tolerate or afford surgical procedures or CPAP machines to treat their sleep apnea condition. Therefore, Laguna West Dental is proud to give Elk Grove residents a valued alternative to comfortably and effectively treat snoring and sleep apnea through customized oral appliance therapy.

An oral appliance is proven to treat snoring caused by sleep apnea or obstructed sleep apnea (OSA). The cessation in breathing that occurs in sleep apnea patients occurs when the throat muscles relax and the walls of surrounding tissues collapse inwards. By using oral appliance therapy, the jaw is shifted to a position that allows your airways to remain open and clear of obstruction. In result, snoring is also greatly reduced or eliminated altogether.

Are you a candidate for sleep apnea treatment? Call Laguna West Dental. We can offer an effective and non-invasive solution for a better night’s sleep.

Posted on behalf of Laguna West Dental Care in Elk Grove

9098 Laguna Main St Ste 8
Elk Grove, CA 95758

Phone: (916) 683-7300

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Laguna West Dental Care


Based on 19 reviews

Suzanne B.

As I was walking to my car after my appointment I thought, I sure am happy I come here. I get warm friendly service and gentle, thorough care throughout my visit. Dr. Chan and his staff are the best.

Jennifer B.

We've been so very happy with Dr. You and his staff since we moved to Sacramento in 1985! We've followed him to the current location in Laguna...he and his staff take such good care of all our dental needs. I have no hesitation in recommending their services!

Stephanie O.

In my 65 years on the planet, and hundreds of hours in former dentists' offices, Dr. You and his staff are by far the best I've ever encountered. My very recent crown replacement was 100 percent pain free! All phases of treatment, from removal of the old crown, mold taking and making, to the permanent placement with my brand new well-matched molar, was seamless. I respect and applaud Laguna West Dental Care for taking such talented care of me.

Janet S.

Since retiring, I drive and hour and a half each way to continue to see Dr. You and his entire staff ... and I hate to drive. No better dentist and hygenists in Sacramento and I have tried others over the years. Thank you for a great experience each and every time Laguna West!

Norman H.

In my 50+ years, I've probably had 7 to 8 dentists and have had my share of bad experiences that made me fearful of going to the dentist. But, after switching to Dr. Chan in 1991, I really couldn't be happier and don't dread dental appointments anymore. Dr. Chan is gentle and exceptionally good at giving shots that I can barely feel. He even calls me in the evening after every procedure to make sure I'm doing okay. The staff is friendly and caring and the facilities are nice. Highly recommended.

Carol D.

We've been patients of Dr. You and Dr. Chan since my son was in kindergarten - now a County employee. Everyone on the staff is great. I had one bad experience with a dentist referred by my insurance co. - I'd NEVER see a dentist again without a personal referral. Consider this mine to you -- Laguna West is an excellent choice!