Sleep Apnea

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  • Get a restful night of sleep again
  • We’ll work with specialists if needed
  • Wake up feeling refreshed & ready for the day

Find Relief From Sleep Apnea in Portland

If you feel you’re not getting the kind of quality sleep you need to function throughout the day, you’ve come to the right place. Dr. Ziad Kaady has helped many patients over the years with their Portland sleep apnea. He’ll be happy to do the same for you. With his skills in this area, and a network of professionals he has assembled to aid in diagnosis, you’re certain to get the relief you need. Our sleep apnea treatment can help you:

  • Get a better, uninterrupted night of sleep
  • Wake up feeling refreshed and alive
  • Be more productive during the day
  • Eliminate feelings of depression and moodiness
  • Reduce your risk of experiencing serious health conditions

Call Bridgetown Dental today for help with your sleep apnea symptoms: 503-809-4742. You deserve to sleep better at night! You’ll find our friendly practice located not far from the St. Johns Bridge.

End Unpleasant Symptoms With Our Sleep Apnea Treatment

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common type of this sleep disorder. It occurs when the tongue and other soft tissues in the back of your throat repeatedly block your airway while sleeping. When this happens, you’ll wake up briefly to take in more oxygen and then fall back to sleep again. This cycle can repeat itself hundreds of times a night in severe sleep apnea sufferers. This affects your sleep, your mood, and your overall health. It can even lead to issues with your TMJ! Your temporomandibular joint moves your lower jaw and works overtime to keep your airway open as you sleep. This strain can lead to pain and TMJ disorder.

The good news is, the Bridgetown Dental team offers real help for sleep apnea symptoms. We believe in a holistic approach to sleep apnea treatment, so we’ll do all we can to get you the proper diagnosis and remedy. We will:

  • Use a 3-D cone beam CT scanner to create images of your airways and identify any problems
  • Evaluate your posture and balance to see if you have any issues that may contribute to sleep apnea
  • Likely send you home with a sleep study test, the results of which will be interpreted by a sleep doctor

We Offer Treatment for Sleep Apnea that is Comfortable & Effective

In many cases, relief will come in the form of a custom sleep appliance worn while sleeping. It will gently move your lower jaw forward a bit to help keep your tongue and throat tissues from blocking your airway. If other therapies are needed, we’ll help you get set up with them as well. Our goal is for you to get a good night’s sleep every night! For example, our patients see success with MLS (multi-wave locked system) laser therapy. Patients love this treatment because it is painless and highly effective.

Unlike many practices, we can help both adults and children with sleep disorders. Your children can also experience interruptions in breathing while they sleep. If so, they may benefit from a custom dental appliance that gently positions their mouth and jaw to encourage nasal breathing. This is especially effective when combined with exercises for the muscles around their face, mouth, and tongue.

For our tiny patients, we also offer tongue-tie treatment. If they have extra skin between their tongue and floor of their mouth, we can gently remove it to help with nursing, learning to talk properly, and breathing. If your little one isn’t sleeping well, is breathing through their mouth, or is having behavioral issues, Dr. Kaady can evaluate them for sleep-disordered breathing.

To get relief from sleep apnea in Portland, call Bridgetown Dental today at 503-809-4742. You can also make an appointment online. Be sure to schedule your next dental cleaning and exam as well.

Common Questions About Sleep Apnea
How is sleep apnea treated?

If you receive a sleep apnea diagnosis, our practice will take impressions and have a custom-fit sleep apnea appliance made for you to wear while sleeping. It will gently move your lower jaw forward to help keep your airway open. It can even reduce snoring. You’ll sleep better, feel better, and improve your overall health. We also work with you to improve your posture and your balance. Doing so will help you breathe easier.

Why does sleep apnea cause high blood pressure?

Sleep apnea increases your blood pressure because it puts stress on your body. When you have sleep apnea, you stop breathing dozens or hundreds of times each night. This reduces your oxygen levels and puts added strain on your heart and your cardiovascular system. When you are getting healthy sleep, your blood pressure goes down. Sleep apnea can prevent that from happening, since it raises your normal blood pressure over time.

Can sleep apnea cause depression?

Studies have linked sleep apnea to multiple serious health conditions, including depression. Some symptoms of depression and sleep apnea overlap, which can make it difficult in some cases to realize that apnea and depression may be related. With either condition, you may suffer from headaches, excessive fatigue, and difficulty concentrating.

What are symptoms of sleep apnea?

Knowing what to look for is the first step toward treatment. Common sleep apnea symptoms include waking up feeling tired after plenty of sleep, loud snoring, grogginess, inability to concentrate, poor performance at school or work, morning headaches and dry mouth, unexplained weight gain, irritability, mood swings, and depression. If you notice any of these symptoms, contact us now for an evaluation.