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Sleep Apnea Treatment in Yardley

If you suffer from sleep apnea, it’s important to treat the issue. That’s because the condition can cause chronic sleep deprivation, and this can lead to fatigue, irritability, difficulty concentrating and other symptoms. Untreated sleep apnea can even increase your risk of developing heart disease. According to Sleepfoundation.org, the condition raises your risk of heart failure by 140%. This is one reason why you should strongly consider our sleep apnea treatment in Yardley.

Luckily, effectively treating your sleep apnea can dramatically reduce your risk of developing these complications. Furthermore, finding effective treatment could be as simple as going to the dentist. In fact, Yardley Dental Arts offers treatment for mild-moderate sleep apnea.

What Treatment Options are Available?

There are several ways that you can treat sleep apnea. However, the most popular treatment method is CPAP treatment. This therapy involves using a machine that creates positive pressure on the airways during sleep, and this helps to reduce the frequency and severity of obstructive apnea episodes. Luckily, we can prescribe CPAP machines that can offer effective treatment for sleep apnea sufferers.

However, sleep apnea can also be treated with surgery. Though, this is beyond the scope of practice for dentists. Furthermore, complications can be associated with surgical treatments for sleep apnea. However, CPAP machines are generally considered to be safe. Below is a comparison of surgical treatments for sleep apnea and treatment with a CPAP machine.

Surgical Sleep Apnea TreatmentsCPAP Treatments for Sleep Apnea
• Potential complications• Generally risk-free
• Recovery time needed• No recovery time
• Only available from specialists• Offered by dentists
• Typically well-tolerated• Generally well-tolerated
• Best for severe apnea• Effective for mild-moderate cases

What Steps Can You Take to Improve the Effectiveness of Sleep Apnea Treatments?

There are a few things that you can do to improve the effectiveness of your sleep apnea treatment in Yardley. Here are a few tips that we recommend:

  1. Consider losing weight. Being overweight or obese can contribute to sleep apnea.
  2. Sleeping on your stomach or side can make episodes of sleep apnea less likely to occur.
  3. Quit smoking, and reduce your alcohol intake. Alcohol and nicotine can interfere with sleep, and this can make apnea episodes more likely to occur.
  4. Take up yoga and/or start an exercise routine. This can make it easier to lose weight. As a result, it can be very beneficial for sleep apnea sufferers.

Why We Offer the Best Sleep Apnea Treatment in Yardley

If you suffer from sleep apnea, you can rest assured that we offer the best treatment options in the area. Not only do we have extensive experience when it comes to offering treatments for sleep apnea sufferers, but our patients have said that our CPAP therapy has offered all of the following benefits:

Schedule Your Appointment Today!

If you’re suffering from sleep apnea, we offer some of the best treatment options in Yardley. Contact Yardley Dental Arts today to schedule your initial consultation. 

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"My mission is to always provide extraordinary dental care in a compassionate setting. At Yardley Dental Arts, quality is key! We are NOT a high volume, high turnover office. We are patient centric office. Our practice model allows for concierge service and exclusive one on one time with the doctor and the hygienists. We pride ourselves on using premier materials, labs and the latest in dental technology including our GREEN CT 3D SCANNER, delivering high quality images at a fraction of the radiation as compared to the standard. This allows for fully customized treatment plans focusing on your specific needs and comfort level.

It’s a pleasure to serve you and your family for your comprehensive dental needs. Every one of us is passionate about what we do, and it shows! I look forward to meeting you."

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