Sleep Apnea Treatments in Honolulu
A good night's rest is essential to your overall health. At the practice of Dr. Dennis T. Nagata, we provide sleep apnea treatments in Honolulu which help you breathe properly while asleep. Dr. Nagata is a specially trained in sleep breathing disorders and has the experience to diagnose and offer treatment for adults and children.
Diagnosing Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is categorized as pauses in breath during deep sleep. These pauses prevent the healthy flow of oxygen and create the following symptoms: fatigue, irritability, difficulty with memory. Loved ones and partners of sleep apnea patients often complain about deep snoring and choking sounds as well. Our Honolulu sleep apnea dentist, Dr. Nagata, works in conjunction with your physician to determine the proper therapies for treating your obstructive sleep apnea.
Sleep Apnea Treatment Options in Honolulu
There are many ways to combat sleep apnea. While weight loss can alleviate sleep apnea problems, medical and dental treatments such as continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), oral appliance therapy, and laser treatments can reduce the effects of sleep apnea.
Somnomed Oral Appliances
Dr. Nagata is a certified SomnoMed sleep appliance provider in Honolulu. He fits custom oral appliances to help treat the symptoms of OSA for patients who find CPAP treatment uncomfortable and those who simply prefer a more convenient treatment. Oral appliances reposition the lower and prevent the collapse of soft tissue, allowing unobstructed breathing while asleep.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
This treatment filters pressurized air through a tube connected to mask that is placed over your mouth and nose. The flow of air opens is able to push through an obstructed airway so you can have adequate oxygen intake while asleep. Many patients find the mask ill-fitting, but our Honolulu sleep apnea dentist can fit the mask for a more comfortable experience.
Laser Therapy through NightLase™
To reduce the effects of sleep apnea, we offer this gentle laser light treatment to tighten the muscle tissue that keeps the jaw in place. This also reduces the snoring sounds and effects of sleep apnea. Dr. Nagata is a certified NightLase™ dentist, and this particular treatment does not require any devices to be worn during sleep.
Suffering from Sleep Apnea? Contact Our Practice Today!
Dr. Dennis T. Nagata provides comprehensive care that allows you to have a good night’s rest. For more information about how our Honolulu dentist can help treat your sleep apnea, schedule a consultation today!