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Snoring Can Be Serious

Snoring can be more than bothersome for the people trying to sleep near the snorer. It’s loud but unintentional, and it can be more than just a sound. Snoring may be a sign that something more serious is going on. Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can cause significant medical problems if left untreated. At Dakota Family Dental, we assess all of our patients for signs and symptoms for sleep apnea and other airway issues. We can discuss treatment options for both the snoring and apneic episodes.
Sleep Apnea Treatment - Rapid City, SD

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) include loud snoring, waking with a sore throat, waking during periods of sleep gasping or choking, sleepiness during the day, forgetfulness, morning headaches, mood changes, and more. Diagnosis is made through an evaluation at a sleep lab. At Dakota Family Dental, we can assist you with setting up a sleep study.

Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea

Dr. Friedman can prescribe an oral appliance designed to treat OSA depending on your severity. The appliance is created specifically for you and is to be worn when sleeping. It gently moves the jaw into a forward position, preventing the soft tissues at the back of the mouth from collapsing and obstructing airflow. This treatment is much easier to adapt to than continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), generally has better compliance, and is effective in many cases. If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, or have signs and symptoms of having sleep apnea, and are interested in finding out more, visit our office in Rapid City, SD.

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2800 Jackson Blvd Suite #9
Rapid City, SD 57702

Phone: 605-343-0711
Fax: 605-343-1842
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