But these symptoms are just the tip of the iceberg. If left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to more serious health problems.
Leading dental expert, Dr. Greg Rubin, who has successfully treated hundreds of patients get control of their sleep apnea at his Calabasas Dental Institute sleep center, says many people who have sleep apnea, but don’t get treatment, risk developing a life-threatening condition.
Dr. Rubin said untreated sleep apnea can lead to the following health risks:
· Weight gain
· heart disease
· type 2 diabetes
Snoring is one of the first indicators of sleep apnea and patients stop breathing several times a night because their airway passages become blocked or collapsed.
The most effective form of treatment for sleep apnea has been the Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) sleep machine, which delivers air pressure through a face mask during sleep.
The air pressure helps keep your upper airway passages open, preventing snoring and apnea, but most people refuse to use the CPAP because it’s simply too cumbersome.
But Dr. Greg Rubin said there are other treatment options available such as a custom-made oral appliance which helps open the airwaves in the throat by repositioning the lower jaw.
“I’ve treated many patients who suffered for years from fatigue, drowsiness, depression and overall unhappiness, only to find out that a simple oral appliance was able to dramatically change and improve their quality of life,” Dr. Greg Rubin said.
“They come back to me feeling revived, motivated, full of energy and most importantly, happy. It’s a remarkable difference.”
There are nearly 200 different oral devices that can be used to treat Obstructive sleep apnea and studies suggest that 2/3 of sleep apnea cases can be treated with dental appliances.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, nearly 18 million people in the U.S. suffer from sleep apnea.
Dr. Greg Rubin believes in keeping his sleep apnea patients informed with all current health developments and urges anyone with questions to call his office.
If you suspect you may have sleep apnea, he advises to come in for a consultation.
Dr. Greg Rubin has developed and operates a consumer hotline — (310)-I-SNORE-
Dr. Greg Rubin and his team of dental experts and specialists will help patients find the oral device that will fit your needs. They will also fabricate, fit the device and make any necessary adjustments at his office located in Calabasas, Calif.
The Calabasas Dental Institute is located at 4764 Park Granada #107, Calabasas, CA 91302; (818) 224-2420.
Using the latest in high-tech digital technology, this group of dental experts and specialists provide first rate personalized service in all aspects of cutting edge general and cosmetic dentistry. A sleep apnea treatment center, which offers the most advanced oral treatments on the market, is also conveniently located on the premises. Doctors at the Calabasas Dental Institute, which is the first dental office in Southern California to accept Bitcoin as payment, have pioneered some of the leading technologies in the treatment of bad breath and operate a one-stop bad breath treatment facility at the Calabasas location. For their innovation, they have been recognized nationally as leading experts in bad breath treatment by HealthTap.com, which ranked the group #1 among other health experts in the field. For more information, please visit CalabasasDentalInstitute.com.