Sleep Apnea Treatment in La Mesa
Snoring is brought on by a narrowing of the airway during sleep, restricting the passage of air. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) occurs, when the airway completely closes and breathing temporarily stops. Oxygen transported to the body and brain is reduced, and normal sleep cycles are disrupted. Sleep apnea can have major medical consequences and can be life threatening.
Daytime symptoms of sleep apnea can vary from mild inability to concentrate and drowsiness, to extreme difficulty in staying awake while sitting quietly. Medical conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure) can be partially caused or aggravated by Sleep Apnea.
Dr. Peter Johnson, a Board Certified Prosthodontist and specialist in the area of Sleep Apnea/Snoring Appliances, has had tremendous success treating patients with this debilitating condition. Due to his expertise, he was selected by Sharp, Rees-Stealy as the only dental consultant referred to in this area of specialized treatment.
Dr. Johnson fabricates a customized SASA for every patient, and even though it is most effective for those with mild or moderate OSA, some patients with severe OSA have also had great success with this appliance. Our patients report a 95-100% elimination of snoring when using their SASA regularly. The SASA is a comfortable, effective alternative to the CPAP machine, and is preferred by those who want a less noisy, constricting and cumbersome device.
As a result, Dr. Johnson’s patients marvel about their improved and healthier quality of life, when receiving the necessary sleep they require to function each day.