Sleep Apnea Therapy with Bechtel Dentistry in Lansing
Sleep apnea is a common, yet potentially serious condition in which an individual’s sleep is continually disrupted as a result of air being unable to flow into the lungs, preventing the person from being able to breathe regularly. Severe sleep apnea can lead to highly concerning and potentially life threatening complications such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
At Bechtel Dentistry, we understand the discomfort and distress that sleep apnea can cause which is why we’re here to offer our help to all those affected living in Lansing and the surrounding area. Our dentistry provides comprehensive sleep apnea therapy which includes extensive diagnostic services as well as a variety of treatment options.
What causes sleep apnea?
There are two main types of sleep apnea, central and obstructive. Though symptoms of both conditions are similar, their causes are entirely different. Central sleep apnea is the less common of the two types and is most often caused by hypothyroidism, a change in ventilatory drive, or illness in the lower brainstem.
The second type of sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea, is much more common and is caused by an obstruction in the airway due to enlarged neck tissue and poor muscle tone. Obstructive sleep apnea is most often associated with excess weight gain or obesity but can also be the result of aging, high blood pressure, smoking, or genetic susceptibility.
Diagnosis & Treatment
If you believe that you may be experiencing symptoms of sleep apnea, we urge to contact our office. Dr. Bechtel has an extensive amount of experience in treating sleep apnea conditions and has helped many patients experience relief from the associated symptoms and improve their overall health.
Our team will work exhaustively to thoroughly diagnose the condition and develop a treatment plan to direct you on the road to recovery. We offer a variety of treatment options for sleep apnea including CPAP therapy, adjustable airway pressure devices, and continuous open therapy. We can also use both nocturnal polysomnography and portable monitoring devices to ensure an accurate diagnosis for your condition.
Contact Our Office
If you live in Lansing or the nearby area and have questions about sleep apnea therapy or would like to schedule an appointment for an evaluation, please contact our office. Dr. Bechtel and the rest of the team at Bechtel Dentistry are committed to providing you with exceptional service and are here to help you get the care and treatment you need.