Sleep Apnea Treatment in Annandale, VA
If you—or your spouse—is tired of your snoring, Dr. Bonilla and his team can help. Bonilla Dental Arts is equipped with state-of-the-art sleep apnea devices designed to help you get a great night’s sleep.
Sleep apnea and snoring are both obstructive disorders that occur when you are sleeping. When your airways are narrowed, you will hear the familiar snoring sound, but there might be a larger issue than just the annoying noise. If you suffer from frequent, deep snoring, you might be dealing with a more significant health issue.
Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when your airway is totally obstructed, which lowers oxygen levels in your body and disrupts sleep. When not properly treated, sleep apnea might lead to various ailments and diseases, including daily fatigue, higher blood pressure, depression, and heart issues like an irregular heartbeat, heart attack, and stroke.
Due to the risks involved with sleep apnea, Dr. Bonilla will recommend—based on the severity of the problem—that his patients participate in an overnight test using a sleep recorder in their home. In more severe cases, Dr. Bonilla might suggest that the patient be tested in a sleep laboratory using a polysomnogram.
Dr. Bonilla uses the most advanced oral appliances to help his patients suffering from snoring, upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS), and obstructive sleep apnea. These appliances are designed to keep the patient's jaw and tongue in place while sleeping, which will help keep the airway open. As with all technology, there is evidence that oral appliances and devices are effective tools to help patients dealing with sleep apnea and snoring, but there is no guarantee this form of therapy will completely or immediately resolve your issue. To offer the best results, Dr. Bonilla will perform additional post-treatment testing to ensure the optimal results.
To speak with Dr. Bonilla about your sleep apnea or snoring, please call Bonilla Dental Arts in Annandale to schedule your consultation today.