Platinum Dental, Inc.
San Marcos, California
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San Marcos dentist treats patients for sleep apnea
san marcos dentist treats sleep apnea with oral appliances instead of CPAP

Oral Sleep Apnea (OSA) Therapy

OSA is a "Sleeping Disorfers". This specific form is caused by obstruction of the airway. As our San Marcos sleep apnea dentist explains, there is so much blockage of the airway that the patient is unable to breathe. The impulse to breathe is there, but the tube through which the air must travel is pinched off closed. After several seconds (any where from 5 to 30 seconds) of not breathing, the patient is awakened enough to gasp for air before falling back sleep. This can occur several times throughout the night. The severity of the OSA depends on the length of the bouts of not breathing and how many times they occur nightly.

Consequences of Sleep Apnea

Research has shown that people who suffer from sleep apnea have more medical problems. They visit their doctors more, spend more on healthcare services and medications and lose more time from their work and family as a result. They usually develop high blood pressure, heart disease, weight gain, diabetes, Alzheimer's and more. They are more prone to get into an auto accident (falling sleep behind the wheel). They tend to be less productive at work.

Treatment for Sleep Apnea

Treatment depends on the severity of the problem and the cause. For mild and moderate forms of OSA, oral appliance therapy is the recommended choice per American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). For more severe forms CPAP is usually necessary, but it could be made more tolerable with combination of oral appliance therapy and a CPAP.

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san marcos dentist
Platinum Dental, Inc.
San Marcos, California
HOURS

Mon 10-7

Tues 9:30-5:30

Wed 9:30-5:30

Thurs 9-6

Fri 9-2

Looking for a caring and quality dentist?
Meet our dentist in San Marcos,
Dr. Sonny Eslampour, DDS.

We offer quality family dentistry in a comfortable setting. Our high tech practice offers digital X-rays for increased safety, non-toxic white fillings and nitrous oxide for increased comfort.

Our san marcos dental practice offers regular dental procedures as well as highly specialized services such as TMJ therapy, Invisalign and oral sleep apnea therapy.

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*Regular value of $342. New patients only with no dental insurance.
Cannot be combined with other offers.
Cannot be applied to insurance copayment.
Up to 6 digital X-rays.
Cleaning in abscence of gum disease.
Does not apply toward specialty services such as TMJ therapy or sleep apnea.