Grand Junction Sleep Apnea Dentist
Get the Good Night’s Sleep You Need!
Find relief from sleep issues
Does your partner constantly complain about your loud snoring? Are you constantly exhausted, even when you believe you’re getting enough sleep? Have you ever woken during the night gasping for breath? If yes, you could be suffering from sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a common and serious sleep disorder that affects millions of people around the world. If left untreated, sleep apnea can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and other serious conditions. But don’t worry! With proper treatment and lifestyle changes, it’s possible to manage sleep apnea and improve your overall health and quality of life.
If you’re struggling with sleep apnea, Jacobson Family Dental is here to assist you in conquering sleep apnea and achieving restful, safe, refreshing sleep.
Have You Experienced…
Any of these symptoms can be caused by sleep apnea. At Jacobson Family Dental we’re happy to help you determine your risk, talk about your symptoms, and start the process of sleep apnea diagnosis.
- Unexpected awakening followed by gasping or a feeling of choking
- Extreme snoring
- Night sweats
- Dry mouth or sore throat upon waking
- Being restless at night
- Fatigue while awake
- Loss of concentration
- Sexual dysfunction
Our approach to sleep apnea
Suffering from sleep apnea? You can eliminate your uncomfortable CPAP machine altogether with the right dental appliance for sleep apnea. Call (970) 257-7474 today to learn more about our sleep apnea treatment.
What to Expect
The diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea can be complex.
1. The first step to a healthy, restful sleep is to make an appointment with Dr. Jacobson at Jacobson Family Dental to discuss your symptoms and risk factors.
2. After we confirm a suspicion of sleep apnea, we’ll begin to explore the severity of your condition. Sometimes making simple lifestyle adjustments like switching to a healthier diet, getting more exercise, quitting smoking, or even sleeping on your side will assist with minor sleep apnea symptoms.
3. In more advanced cases, treatment alternatives such as oral appliances may be discussed.
MADs for Grand Junction sleep apnea treatment
MADs, or mandibular advancement devices, are similar to mouthguards and help to open the airways during sleep by moving the tongue and lower jaw forward. In addition to significantly reducing snoring, these devices also prevent apneas from occurring by keeping the airway open. MADs are a popular treatment option for those suffering from sleep apnea.
Dr. David Jacobson
“We help patients recover their health by achieving restful, refreshing sleep!”
FAQ about sleep apnea treatments
Will my insurance cover sleep apnea treatment?
Many health insurance plans provide coverage for sleep apnea treatment’s oral devices. At Jacobson Family Dental, we’re in-network with many major insurance companies, including Delta Dental and Medicare Advantage plans. We’re happy to submit claims for out-of-network plans, too.
Does it hurt to wear a MAD?
It is normal to feel mild jaw tension when first using a MAD, but the device should not cause pain. If you continue to experience discomfort, it may be because the device is not adjusted properly. If you experience jaw pain, it could be a sign of a TMJ issue, and you should inform your dentist. With time, most people become more comfortable using a MAD.
Are there side effects of using a MAD?
Using a MAD may result in some mild side effects, such as:
- Occasional toothaches
- A stiff jaw when first starting to use the device
- Increased saliva production
- Dry mouth upon waking
These effects are generally minor and present much less risk than untreated sleep apnea.
Why patients choose us
You’re in good hands
Treating your sleep disorder is a huge step — our team will make it an easy experience.
Worried about going to the dentist? We’ll make sure you feel at ease.
We’re known for providing high-quality care and great results from start to finish.
Your First Visit
Wondering what to expect? Here’s a look at your first visit.
90 minutes with us
Gentle dental cleaning
We Accept Insurance
We are in-network with many major insurance companies, including Delta Dental and Medicare Advantage plans. We’re happy to submit claims for out-of-network plans, too.
Contact our office with questions and to learn more.
Join our family of patients
“Great experience every time. Dr. Jacobson is so gentle, detail-oriented, and kind. He explains everything in detail. His staff is friendly, caring, and personable.”
— Marilyn C.
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