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Sleep Apnea Solutions in Calgary SE

Do NOT underestimate
It can actually kill you.

The word apnea means ' no breathing', and OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) refers to breathing pauses that occur during sleep. Our recommendation: Choose Outdoor Dental for Sleep Apnea Treatment in Calgary SE.

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Can a dentist help with sleep apnea and snoring?

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Sleep apnea and snoring affect millions of people and if you are one of them, we have sleep solutions for you!


One of the most well-known sleep apnea solutions involves a Continuous Positive Air Pressure (CPAP) machine. These machines can be inconvenient for travel and require thorough cleaning on a daily basis.

Some patients say they are uncomfortable to wear while trying to sleep, and often still wake up tired from a poor night of sleep. Many people who try to use a CPAP get frustrated and give up using it. Perhaps you are searching for a CPAP alternative too.

People are looking for the best way to treat their sleep apnea and provide a snoring solution at the same time. Most people don’t know that there are dentists who can help.


What is Sleep Apnea? 

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder which can become potentially dangerous because breathing repeatedly stops and starts in the night. Symptoms include loud snoring, gasping for air, awakening with a dry mouth, morning headache, insomnia, irritability, difficulty concentrating and sleepiness during the day.

The three main types of sleep apnea are Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) when throat muscles relax and block your airway, Central Sleep Apnea (brain fails to send proper signals to muscles that control breathing, and Complex Sleep Apnea syndrome when a person has both obstructive and central sleep apnea. 

Sleep apnea is serious because your body is experiencing frequent small episodes of stopped breathing throughout the night, as many as 400 times. This affects your brain and over time, this can shorten your lifespan. It is important to receive a clear diagnosis of sleep apnea and to seek appropriate treatment. 

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Dr. Patel believes sleep apnea treatment should be comfortable and convenient


Do you have sleep apnea if you snore?

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If you are a snorer, you might have sleep apnea, but that isn't necessarily the case. Normal snoring doesn't interfere with the quality of your sleep as much as sleep apnea does. People with sleep apnea experience extreme fatigue and drowsiness during the day due to sleep apnea at night.
Normal snoring is annoying for your partner, but if it is accompanied by sleep apnea, it is the sign of something more serious. Many people who suffer with snoring or sleep apnea don’t know that a dentist can help with these problems.

Are you looking for a sleep apnea dentist in Calgary SE? 

You might wonder if you should go to a sleep centre for a diagnosis of sleep apnea, but you are concerned about the cost. You aren’t keen to stay overnight at a sleep clinic hooked up to machines. You have heard about the CPAP machine for sleep apnea and snoring, or you may have tried it, but you wonder if there are other options. Finding the right dentist to address your snoring and sleep apnea might be a challenge. 


No one should struggle to get treatment for sleep apnea & snoring

Dr. Jay Patel is a family dentist in Seton, and he has helped many patients who are suffering with snoring and sleep apnea. He is able to diagnose each type of sleep apnea and determine which treatment is appropriate for each patient. While some dentists suggest patients use a CPAP machine, Dr. Patel has other more successful options to offer which are customized oral appliances that treat snoring and sleep apnea.
Once Dr. Patel has confirmed your diagnosis of sleep apnea, he will review the results and determine if an oral appliance will work for you. Using a digital scan, he can order an appliance which has been customized to fit your mouth. Once you start using your new appliance, you can start enjoying better sleeps and experience waking up refreshed. 


Dr. Patel believes sleep apnea treatment should be comfortable and convenient

Dr. Patel has treated hundreds of people with various sleep technologies such as Zephyr and Vivos. Dr. Patel has had specialized training in Zephyr Sleep Technology and Vivos appliances. Oral appliance therapies are effective, convenient, and comfortable alternatives to CPAPs that you can acquire through Outdoor Dental.

The process starts with an easy and accurate diagnosis of your sleep apnea. Dr. Patel will review the results and determine if an oral appliance will work for you. He will take a scan and order an oral appliance that is customized just for you. Once you have your new oral sleep appliance, you can begin enjoying many good nights of sleep.

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Dr. Patel believes snoring treatment should be comfortable and convenient


What is the best snoring treatment?

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Snoring is a problem for a lot of people, and virtually every single one of them wants to stop snoring. There are so many articles and products being pitched online about anti-snoring nasal strips, mouth guards, even pillows. Perhaps you have tried some of them.

Are you at the point now where you just want to know, what is the best snoring treatment? You might be surprised to learn that a dentist has the best snoring treatment you can get. But finding the right dentist in Calgary SE for snoring treatment might be a challenge.


What is the best method to stop snoring?

Understanding what causes snoring is important to choosing the best method to stop it. The basic mechanics of snoring are that it occurs when the soft palate at the back of the mouth closes off part of the airway during sleep, causing the sound of snoring. It also occurs if there are blockages in the nasal passages, such as when you have a bad cold.

Addressing nasal congestion with medication and a humidifier helps with swollen nasal tissues. However, medications which relax muscles make snoring worse because they are relaxing the muscles at the back of the throat as well. Some individuals are snorers because they have excess throat and nasal tissue.

Other people snore because they are overweight, or they sleep on their backs, or they drink too much late at night. Losing weight, learning to sleep on one side, or avoiding alcohol late at night might make a difference for these snorers.

But for the vast majority of people, the best method to stop snoring is to prevent the blockage of the airway at night during sleep. This is why a dentist can provide the right solution. By creating an appliance which is customized to your mouth, a dentist can address the problem at its source with a solution created just for you.

Finding the right snoring solution should be easy and clear

At Outdoor Dental, Dr. Jay Patel is an experienced family dentist who is also trained to treat sleep apnea and snoring, He has several approaches to snoring treatments that are effective. First, he investigates to determine whether or not the patient has sleep apnea which is more serious than just snoring. Most patients with sleep apnea snore, but snoring is not always an indicator of sleep apnea.

Once he understands the cause of your snoring, Dr. Patel can determine if an oral appliance will be the best snoring solution for you. An oral appliance is customized to fit your mouth, is comfortable to wear, and is effective at treating snoring. It is designed to position the lower jaw slightly forward and down to open the airway.

Dr. Patel can take oral photographs to design a custom Vivos® dental sleep appliance specifically for you to wear at nights while you sleep. Vivos® has added benefits of straightening teeth, improving facial structure, and treating TMJ.


Can snoring be cured permanently?

There are several surgical procedures which can address snoring. However, Dr. Patel prefers to use a non-surgical procedure. Most snorers are palate snorers.

For palate snoring, he uses Solea Sleep which is a specific non-surgical treatment to address snoring. Using the Solea All-Tissue laser, Dr. Patel can administer a low-power application which provides rapid relief from snoring. The laser tightens the soft palate of tissue which reduces the vibrations that cause patients to snore. Some laser sleep treatments require as many as 4 – 30 minute sessions.

However, with Solea sleep, Dr. Patel can provide you with a single non-surgical treatment that takes about 15 minutes to perform, and the treatment lasts 12-18 months depending on how long it takes for your collagen to regenerate.

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What is the best alternative to CPAP?

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If you have sleep apnea and you want to find an alternative to the CPAP machine, you might be wondering which oral appliance is the most effective. You have been frustrated with using a CPAP machine but know you still need to address your sleep apnea.

You need to be fitted for an oral device by a sleep-trained dentist or orthodontist, and there are several brands available. Finding the right sleep-trained dentist for your oral sleep appliance in Calgary SE might be a challenge.


Is there a way to treat sleep apnea without a CPAP machine?

Yes, oral appliances look like a mouth guard, but they are worn in the mouth at night to eliminate snoring and open the airway to prevent sleep apnea. While there are over-the-counter options available, they are not a good choice as they are not custom-fit to your mouth and can actually complicate your sleep apnea.

How do you know which is the most effective CPAP alternative? You might be trying to sort out all the information on options on your own.

No one should struggle to find the best oral appliance for sleep apnea

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At Outdoor Dental, Dr. Jay Patel is an experienced family dentist who is a sleep-trained dentist as well. He has had many patients come to him who found a CPAP machine awkward, clumsy and they didn’t find that it helped their quality of sleep. Most stopped using it and were eager to find a better solution.

Dr. Patel understands that the issues of sleep apnea, snoring and TMJ disorder, or crooked teeth can all be addressed with one device. He has been specially trained to diagnose sleep apnea and has treated many people with various CPAP alternatives such as Vivos® Sleep DNA (Daytime Nighttime Appliance) appliances.

Vivos® and Zephyr sleep technologies have been helping patients for years by successfully opening airways to enable patients to breathe properly.


Do oral appliances really work for sleep apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea not only causes snoring; it prevents your brain from receiving enough oxygen to perform the vital work that it performs during sleep. Unaddressed sleep apnea can lead to hypertension, impaired memory, headaches, depression, and heart disease. It has also been linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s.

While CPAP machines do address sleep apnea, they are not much help if patients give up on using them. On the other hand, oral appliances are simple, portable, and silent. They are customized to fit your mouth, are comfortable to wear, and are effective at treating snoring and sleep apnea. They are designed to position the lower jaw slightly forward and down to open the airway.

Dr. Patel can diagnose your sleep apnea and take oral photographs to design a custom dental sleep appliance specifically for you to wear at night while you sleep.

At Outdoor Dental, we can help you leave frustration behind and provide you with a solution that will improve your sleep.

Let Dr. Patel help you breathe easier, sleep better, and get your life back.

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What is the best CPAP alternative?

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osa - obstructive sleep apnea - is a potentially serious health condition

It can impact every organ system in the human body

VIVOS provides a breakthrough in the treatment of mild-to-moderate OSA


The Vivos System Offers:

1. Limited Treatment Time
No need for a lifetime of treatment

2. Reduce or Eliminate Symptoms
Shown to reduce or eliminate symptoms of OSA

3. Comfortable & Easy-to-Wear
Most patients report the treatment is comfortable

4. Safe & Virtually Pain Free
Safe, all natural, non-surgical and non-pharmaceutical

5. Affordable Safe & Virtually Pain Free
May be covered by health insurance and is affordable

6. Potential Cosmetic Benefits
May improve aesthetics as the upper and lower jaw develops


The Vivos Solution

Over the past decade, over 14,000 patients have received treatment in the Vivos System. Each month a growing number of specially-trained dentists and physicians recommend the Vivos System to their patients. And each month, a growing number of patients complete their Vivos System treatment with a renewed sense of vitality and wellness that comes from deep restorative sleep.

Sleep Apnea can be dangerous

Dr. Patel can diagnose your sleep apnea and take oral photographs to design a custom dental sleep appliance specifically for you to wear at night while you sleep.

At Outdoor Dental, we can help you leave frustration behind and provide you with a solution that will improve your sleep.

Let Dr. Patel help you breathe easier, sleep better, and get your life back.


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Don’t go with “Maybe Later…”

  • Stop losing sleep and waking unrested 
  • End the snoring which affects your partner 
  • Forget cumbersome machines that don’t work for you 
  • Stop wasting time looking for a sleep apnea dentist 
  • Leave your worry about sleep apnea behind 

Instead, go with “Let’s do this!”

  • Get your sleep and your life back 
  • Have a happier, rested partner 
  • Enjoy a comfortable, portable, effective appliance 
  • Relax knowing a sleep apnea dentist who can help you 
  • Be worry-free about sleep apnea going forward
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DISCLAIMER: The information provided on this website is not intended to serve as medical advice. An appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan for any pa ent can be made only by visiting your dentist, physician, or group of doctors. Dr. Jay Patel at Outdoor Dental shall have no liability or responsibility to any individual with respect to loss or damage directly or indirectly caused or alleged by the information contained in this website or obtained from other websites to which a visitor may connect and view. Outdoor Dental, a Calgary SE Seton Dental Clinic, provides family dentistry, cosmetic dental treatment op ons, restorative dentistry, neuromuscular dentistry (TMJ), dental implants, dentures, snoring & sleep apnea solutions, oral health prevention, periodontal gum care, sedation treatments, and orthodontics. Besides Seton, we proudly serve southeast SE Calgary communities such as: Mahogany, New Brighton, Auburn Bay, Chaparral, and Cranston.
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