Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep Better With Help From Our New Orleans Dentist
If you are one of the estimated 20% of Americans who suffer from sleep apnea, you understand that this condition is far more serious than loud snoring. Sleep apnea often leads to poor sleep quality, which can in turn affect all areas of your life.
At our New Orleans dental office, Dr. James A. Campo, DDS is highly experienced in treating sleep apnea. When you visit our office, we’ll learn about your unique medical history and help develop a treatment plan to help you sleep better and more consistently.
Don’t miss out on another night of sleep! Call (504) 264-6046 today to learn how we can help.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a relatively common condition that causes you to stop breathing frequently during your sleep. These pauses in your breathing can occur more than 30 times in an hour, and can last anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes. Shallow breathing is also very common among people with sleep apnea.
Although this condition is commonly associated with being overweight, there are actually many factors that can lead to sleep apnea, including:
- Family history
- Certain health conditions
- Some medications
Do I Have To Use A CPAP Machine?
While CPAP devices are commonly used and often very effective, they are not the only way to treat sleep apnea. An experienced New Orleans dentist may be able to create dental appliances with will reposition your tongue and jaw to encourage better breathing. At your first appointment, Dr. Campo can learn more about your condition and help you understand the best course of action.
Contact us today to schedule your first appointment.