Interrupted sleep can affect your overall health and wellness. Obstructive sleep apnea is one of the main causes of poor-quality sleep, impacting the well-being of millions of people with this condition. At Buford Sleep, Dr. Ravi Patel and his team offer non-invasive sleep apnea treatment that can help those with this sleep disorder improve their quality of sleep for a healthier life.
Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the airway becomes blocked during sleep. Soft tissue or the tongue can cause a blockage at the top of the throat, restricting air. This can cause the affected person to snore, gasp or stop breathing altogether throughout the night. Sleep can be interrupted dozens or more times a night, resulting in sleep deprivation. Sleep apnea has been linked to many serious health conditions, including diabetes, stroke, heart disease and chronic fatigue.
There are many different treatment options for obstructive sleep apnea, including CPAP, APAP and EPAP machines. Surgery may also be used in severe cases to remove excess soft tissue to clear the airway during sleep. A less invasive and more comfortable treatment option is the use of a customized oral appliance that repositions the jaw to manage air flow during sleep.
Sleep apnea, snoring and bruxism (teeth grinding) are all sleep disorders that can be managed with oral appliances. Our team at Buford Sleep can work with patients and their doctors to ensure they find the right oral appliance to help protect their teeth and health while they sleep. We use advanced imaging techniques to scan the shape of the teeth and mouth. Then, a customized oral appliance is created that will adjust the jaw to relieve sleep apnea and stop snoring. These appliances can also protect teeth from bruxism, keeping a protective covering over teeth during sleep.
Dr. Ravi Patel and his team at Buford Sleep (associated with Buford Family Dental) are your source in the Atlanta area for effective sleep apnea treatment. If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea or want to explore treatment for excessive snoring or bruxism, contact us at Buford Sleep today. We can help you find the right sleep apnea or bruxism treatment to provide relief and help you enjoy the benefits of quality sleep.
We make sleep apnea treatment affordable. Since sleep apnea is considered a medical condition, treatment is typically covered or partially covered most medical insurance providers. Buford Sleep proudly accepts most insurance plans as well as Medicare to ensure your budget doesn’t stand in the way of the sleep apnea relief you deserve. You can expect our team to file claims to your insurance company or Medicare on your behalf and help you maximize coverage under your specific plan.View Your Options