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Plaza Dental Group: 1089 Jordan Creek Pkwy #100, West Des Moines, IA 50266

Sleep Apnea Treatment


Sleep apnea is a common yet often overlooked sleep disorder that affects millions of individuals across the United States. While it can have serious consequences for your overall health, the good news is that there are effective treatments available, including personalized oral appliance therapy fitted by our trained sleep dentist in West Des Moines.

WHAT IS SLEEP APNEA?

If you suspect you or a loved one may be suffering from sleep apnea, don’t hesitate to contact Plaza Dental Group in West Des Moines. Our skilled sleep dentistry team is here to help you get a good night’s sleep and improve your health.

Sleep apnea is a condition characterized by interruptions in breathing during sleep. These pauses in breathing often occur repeatedly throughout the night, sometimes even hundreds of times. As a result, they disrupt your natural sleep cycle and prevent you from achieving the restorative deep sleep your body, brain, and cardiovascular system needs, raising your chances of a life-threatening heart attack.

Symptoms of sleep apnea often include subtle warning signs like:

  • Weight gain
  • Worn, flat teeth
  • Waking with a headache
  • Depression, irritability, or mood changes
  • A larger than average neck circumference
  • High blood pressure
  • Snoring

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is most common form of sleep apnea and occurs when the muscles at the back of your throat relax excessively, causing a temporary blockage of your airway. Because it originates at the back of your mouth, this specific type of sleeping disorder can often be managed with oral appliance therapy with a trained sleep dentist.

MOUTHGUARDS FOR SLEEP APNEA IN WEST DES MOINES, IA

Sleep dentists are crucial in screening for and treating sleep apnea, particularly in cases of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). At Plaza Dental Group, our experienced team of providers can help patients identify the warning signs and intervene as necessary.

One of the most effective treatments for obstructive sleep apnea is the use of oral sleep appliances, commonly known as sleep mouthguards or mandibular advancement devices (MADs). These custom-fitted medical devices are designed to reposition your lower jaw and tongue to keep your airway open while you sleep.

If you’ve already been diagnosed with sleep apnea but struggle with your CPAP machine, an oral appliance may be a great alternative treatment to consider.

Here’s how it works:

  • Customized Fit: We will take precise measurements of your mouth and create a personalized device tailored to your unique needs. This ensures maximum comfort and effectiveness.
  • Improved Airflow: The oral appliance helps to prevent the collapse of your throat muscles and tongue, allowing for a more consistent airflow during sleep.
  • Better Sleep: By reducing or eliminating apneas, mandibular advancement devices can significantly improve your sleep quality, leading to reduced daytime fatigue and enhanced overall health.
  • Non-Invasive: Unlike bulky CPAP machines, oral appliances are non-invasive and well-tolerated by most patients. They’re also more discreet and easier to travel with.

It’s important to note that oral appliances are most effective for mild to moderate cases of sleep apnea. In severe cases, or when other treatments are deemed more suitable, our dentists will work closely with sleep specialists to explore alternative options.

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vijay purna
I needed to have a tooth extracted. Dr. Dietrich was amazing. She kept reassuring me during the process, which I really needed. She worked quickly and efficiently and treated me with respect and kindness. Not a fun process but she helped calm me.
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Connie Scharlach
I had the pleasure of working with Talia in my first appointment in years. She made me feel heard emotionally and financially while still being quick and efficient. Couldn’t have asked for a better reintroduction to oral health care.
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Leana Bishop
Jillian repaired my temporary crown. She is extremely pleasant and very sensitive to her patients. She also is very knowledgeable and has excellent skills in performing her dental procedures. Definitely a 5 + staff member and an asset to the Plaza Dental Group team.
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Victoria Arndt
I started going to Plaza Dental group when unsatisfied with my previous provider. My experience has been fantastic. After only one visit the staff knew me by name and remembered small details about my life. They also informed of missing sealants my previous dentist had ignored. Since going for my first visit I have had most of them replaced, as well as a Boost Whitening Treatment from Manny. The staff is excellent, and I would recommend them to even those who don’t have cavities or staining. I fell into that category and have still seen improvement in what most people labeled as a perfect smile.read more
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Levi Larson
I had the best experience I have ever had at the dentist before! I had Becca for my cleaning and she was the absolute best. She was so kind and super cheerful and just an extremely fun person to have clean my teeth. While doing my cleaning, Dr. Jones came in to check my teeth and was super welcoming and made me feel more comfortable than ever, given I hadn’t been to a dentist in quite a few years and made me feel so good about my teeth. Overall, I can’t describe into words how absolutely amazing my experience at Plaza was. I will most definitely be back!read more
Spencer Barnes
Spencer Barnes
I had a great experience with Dr. Jones and Manny. I had several procedures, and they took extra care each time, ensuring my comfort, understanding of the work, and smooth recovery. Great results and professional care. Absolutely recommended.
Eric Thortsen
Eric Thortsen
Everyone at Plaza Dental has been friendly and makes coming to the dentist a positive experience. Currently doing SureSmile aligners and treatment cost has been very affordable! I would recommend Dr. Odland and his team!
Breyonna Peckham
Breyonna Peckham
The hygienist and Dr are excellent. Friendly, thoughtful (what station of music would you like to hear for example) competent.I bounced around a few dentists after mine retired and am glad I found this group. Highly recommended.
Rose Mitchell
Rose Mitchell
I’ve been a patient at Plaza for over a decade. The staff is so friendly, the location is easy to access, and scheduling/rescheduling is simple and convenient. I used to hate going to the dentist but they have helped me feel comfortable with the process and confident with my smile.
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Bethany Arganbright
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Deb Stineman
I had a fear of Dentist but after my visit there it was awesome. The staff was amazing and so welcoming and friendly. Susie was the best im from Louisiana and she played some Zydeco music for me this place is amazing. The hand wax was the icing on the cake.
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murrell roland
I highly recommend Dr. Odland. His ability to be personable and professional is exceptional! He made me feel comfortable and confident regarding my dental decisions. In addition, Noel, Carley, and Erin have been wonderful. I’ve also had a great experience with Rick. Destinae always checks you in with a smile.read more
Cheryl Fontanini
Cheryl Fontanini
Amazing team, They take the time to listen to your concerns and understand your concerns. They go above and beyond to insure you are comfortable and really get to know you.
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holly schelle
Rick gave us a great referral to help us with getting my husband's dentures so he can have teeth again! The staff were friendly and made us feel respected.
Nancy Costa
Nancy Costa
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kathy and tim meyer
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Martina Walther
Martina Walther
The amazing staff at Plaza Dental showed me that you don’t have to be afraid. Now I actually look forward to my visits. Thank you Dr Mohan, Dr Jensen and Sara!
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