Do you or your partner snore loudly and frequently, only to stop breathing several times during the night? Do you wake up feeling exhausted after what should have been a full night’s sleep? You may be one of the millions of Americans suffering from sleep apnea, and you may not even know it. Sleep apnea is one of the most dangerous and most under-diagnosed chronic diseases because symptoms are largely present during sleep. The good news is your trusted sleep dentist in Pineville, Dr. Jonas Gauthier has a simple, affordable, non-invasive solution – without a CPAP machine!
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"I am 32 years old. Just last month I found out I have Sleep Apnea. Cenla Sleep Solutions has helped me so much! I started wearing the sleep appliance. My snoring for one has been reduced beyond imagination! My husband can actually sleep lol He said it went from a scale of 25 to 1 within a few days! So happy!! From starting this journey I have only had one headache, whereas before almost every day I would be in pain. And to conclude I have so much energy, only once have I taken a nap in all this time. I can actually spend time with my family, relax and watch tv without falling asleep. It's amazing how much sleep is important to being you, and your happiness and good health. I am so thankful for all the support and help from Cenla Sleep Solutions! Y’all are awesome!!"
Sleep apnea is a common and dangerous health problem that can significantly increase your risk of developing heart conditions and other systemic diseases, and can even be deadly. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the soft tissues in the back of the throat collapse during sleep, preventing the sufferer from breathing properly throughout the night.
Some common signs and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea include (most occur during sleep):
Some common characteristics and lifestyle habits that increase your risk of developing sleep apnea include:
When the only time the body can truly heal and repair itself is during sleep, it’s no wonder that patients suffering from sleep apnea will experience a slow decline in their overall health. When you have trouble breathing throughout the night, the result is low blood oxygen levels, which can contribute to the development of serious heart conditions. Patients with sleep apnea are also five times more likely to get in a car accident after falling asleep at the wheel.
The "gold standard" for sleep apnea treatment today is still considered the CPAP machine. CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure and is a machine that forces air in and out of the lungs through a small face mask. You must wear your CPAP all night, every night. CPAPs are highly effective, but only when used correctly. Many patients find CPAPs intolerable because they are bulky, invasive and loud, and prevent the user from finding restful sleep. Kind of defeats the purpose, right? (Not to mention the difficulties in portability. Forget about camping!)
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Thankfully, medical and dental professionals have joined forces in creating a much less invasive solution with oral appliance therapy. Oral appliance therapy uses a small, custom made oral appliance that is similar to a mouth guard that you wear during sleep. The device is specially designed to fit your mouth for the most comfortable fit and to meet your individual needs.
Sleep apnea appliances are designed to gently shift the lower jaw forward, preventing the airway from collapsing and allowing the user to breathe comfortably throughout the night. No more obnoxious CPAP machine. With oral appliance therapy, you are free to sleep, breathe, and travel comfortably without being tied to a machine and an electrical outlet.
Sleep apnea treatment with oral appliance therapy is:
Dr. Gauthier is a graduate of Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe and LSU School of Dentistry. He has been in private practice, serving the residents of Central Louisiana since 1996. His family has been actively involved in numerous church, civic, and recreational organizations since moving to Pineville. He strives to bring cutting edge, cost-effective technologies and ideas to his practice.
At CENLA Sleep Solutions, we believe quality care should be affordable and accessible to everyone. We are able to accept most medical insurance and offer interest-free financing for any remaining balances, or for patients without insurance.
Some medical insurance plans do not include qualified in-network dentists to provide oral appliances for sleep apnea treatment. For those plans, we have obtained the required waivers necessary to receive in-network benefits, which means lower deductibles and co-payments, keeping patient costs to a minimum and helping our patients get the care they deserve.
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