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If you have a problem with snoring due to sleep apnea, we are pleased to be able to help! The good news is sleep disorders due to sleep apnea are treatable. This condition is caused by issues with breathing correctly while sleeping, causing your airway to become blocked. In other situations, your brain may fail to send the signal to your muscles that facilitate breathing when unconscious. Both types can have serious consequences on your sleep patterns and your overall health. Ask yourself if you display any of the following signs or symptoms:

— Sleep apnea is most often seen in men over the age of 40.

— Large tonsils, vulnerable genetics, a deviated septum, and various allergies are all risks for sleep apnea that you may have no control over.

— Sleep apnea is commonly associated with individuals who snore while asleep.

— If you are overweight, your risk for sleep apnea is higher.

— If you suffer from a temporomandibular disorder, also called TMD, you are at an increased risk for sleep apnea.

— Your body’s position as you sleep could affect your risk for blocked airways and sleep apnea.

We offer oral appliance therapy for your sleep apnea. You simply wear a custom-crafted oral appliance while you sleep. The appliance keeps your airway open and free of obstructions while you sleep comfortably. Oral appliance therapy can help prevent diabetes, ADD, ADHD, mood swings, depression, high blood pressure, strokes, heart attacks, and even death from untreated sleep apnea.

For an oral exam at Dr. Kolodner Dental Group Inc. to check for sleep apnea and find the best treatment for you, please contact Dr. Tatyana Kolodner at our dentist office in Studio City, California, by calling 818-761-9526. We look forward to helping you achieve the quality of sleep you desire.