Sleep apnea causes patients to stop breathing and wake up repeatedly throughout the night. Sufferers may have their sleep interrupted hundreds of times each night. When left untreated, sleep apnea takes a severe toll on a person’s overall health, and it can even be life threatening. Dr. Morris Budak and Dr. Michael Piccione provide Sunnyvale patients with relief from sleep apnea with the appropriate therapy.
Dr. Budak has been practicing dental sleep medicine for over 20 years. He works closely with local sleep medicine specialists and has recently completed a residency in Dental Sleep Medicine at University of California School of Dentistry in San Francisco, learning from renowned medical and dental experts from around the world. He is also a member of the American Sleep Breathing Academy (ASBA). Dr. Budak's advanced training helps Sunnyvale patients with medical problems such as snoring, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and other upper airway breathing problems.
Sleep apnea is a disruptive condition affecting the sleep of the sufferer as well as their bed partner. Often, it is not the sufferer who recognizes an issue with their sleep, but someone sleeping (or not) nearby.
The symptoms of sleep apnea include…
Left untreated, sleep apnea can wreak havoc on an otherwise healthy person. For instance, people who suffer from the condition are far more likely to experience heart problems such as high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and heart attack.
If you have received a diagnosis for sleep apnea, do not hesitate to get in touch with your Sunnyvale dentist. We are pleased to offer patients relief with oral appliance therapy. Using a custom-fitted device that you would wear only during sleep, we can help keep the airway clear for a full night’s rest. Removable oral appliance therapy is a wonderful option for patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea or for those who have not found relief with traditional CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) therapy.
You deserve relief from sleep apnea, and Dr. Budak and Dr. Piccione can help you achieve it! If you have received a diagnosis for obstructive sleep apnea from your general doctor or a sleep clinic, do not hesitate to schedule an appointment with your dentist in Sunnyvale today!