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Suffering From Poor Sleep? Headaches? Shortness of Breath? Sleep Apnea May Be the Cause
Sleep apnea is a common medical condition where a person stops breathing for dozens (or even hundreds!) of times every night. When this happens, oxygen levels fall and dangerous levels of carbon dioxide fill the body.
Sleep apnea is a serious condition with negative consequences for both your overall quality of life and your health. Left untreated, it’s even believed to be a major contributing factor to life-threatening illnesses like:
- High Blood Pressure
- Heart Attack
- Vascular Damage
- Gastroesophageal reflux
- Brain Injury
Don’t wait to get treatment for sleep apnea. Ericson Dental is here to help.
Common Symptoms and Risk Factors of Sleep Apnea
Almost 20 million people in the US are affected by sleep apnea, but many don’t even realize it! That’s because symptoms often manifest in indiscreet ways like…
- Waking up with a headache
- Feeling drowsy throughout the day
- Feeling like you can never get enough sleep
- Loud snoring
Anyone can suffer from sleep apnea, however some groups commonly affected include:
- Men 40+ years old
- Those with a family history of sleep apnea
Thankfully, with proper treatment, you can reduce your risk, reduce or stop your snoring, and improve your quality of life.
Oral Appliance — Revolutionary Sleep Apnea Treatment
Ericson Dental is proud to offer a safe and proven alternative to the traditional CPAP machine — the oral appliance.
Worn like a retainer, these dental appliances allow you to maintain steady oxygen levels throughout the night by keeping your air passage open and unobstructed.
Compared to a CPAP machine, oral appliances are small, comfortable, and highly effective. They may even have other dental health benefits, like reducing TMJ symptoms or improving teeth alignment.
Best experience I have ever had. Really they took care of me and I am not a fan of dentists. I have had major dental work done and the office staff and dental assistants have been fantastic! If you need a dentist I recommend Ericson Dental all the way. I love Ericson Dental and will never go to another dentist.Lisa G.
Both Dr Ericson and Dr Baer are personable, kind, and most importantly, great dentists. The office environment is very inviting, and the staff are happy to be there. Dr Ericson is the first to know and learn about new techniques, and I find that very comforting and exciting. He really wants the best for his patients! Highly recommend.Shannon C. (FEB '16)
Dr Ericson and all of his staff are amazing. He is honest and gentle... Two important qualities for a dentist! And he's personable and easy to talk to. I always see Lisa for hygiene and love her! She is thorough and also very gentle. And she's really sweet. Not to mention the office is pretty posh! Highly recommend this office!Rachel H. (Apr '16)
Wonderful office and staff. Dr. Ericson and Dr. Baer are both so professional and make your dental visit as comfortable as possible!Chris P. (Mar '16)
I have been going to Dr Ericson for a few years now. It is always a great experience. They are all very friendly and professional. Dr Ericson is phenomenal and is always eager to talk to you and find out how you are doing and what you have been doing!Alex H. (Jan '16)
I have been pleased with the care I've received at Ericson Dental this past year. The staff is pleasant, the dentists are skilled, and the equipment is first rate. I had a cavity filled about 6 weeks ago. Dr. Ericson used a new machine which numbed only the tooth, not the surrounding tissue. No more walking around with a numb jaw. Sweet!Wayne I.
Dr. Baer and the other staff at Ericson Dental are amazing. This is one of the cleanest, most professional offices I've been to. It is very clean, there is no waiting past your appointment time, everyone is friendly, and clearly this whole team knows what they're doing and have worked together for some time. I highly recommend this dental office!Ryan O. (Jan '16)
Loved it. No better place in Santa Barbara. Highly recommended!Nicole K. (Jan '16)
Very professional staff and Dr. Ericson provides a conservative approach to dental care. Always takes time to answer questions and never appears to be in a hurry.David G.
I have had nothing but great experiences at Ericson Dental. The doctors and the staff are caring and knowledgeable. They even got me in on short notice when I chipped my front tooth. Thank you Ericson Dental.Mike T. (Mar '16)
What to Expect from Your Sleep Apnea Therapy
The first step is to officially diagnose your sleep apnea. From there, our doctors will provide counseling, encouragement, and steps to help reverse the disorder.
Based on your individual case, we’ll work closely with you to provide the most effective treatment available today.
At Ericson Dental, we utilize state-of-the-art dental technology and a commitment to lifelong relationships to deliver a comfortable and pleasant dental experience. Together, we’ll help you overcome your sleep apnea.