Manhattan Beach, CA, April 8, 2013 – The Manhattan Beach Sleep Apnea Dentist provides sleep apnea patients with comfortable alternatives for treatment through the use of a simple dental device that keeps the airways open allowing the patient to breathe more easily. Sleep apnea patients suffer from obstructed airflow which blocks oxygen from flowing through the nose and mouth. As a result of this restricted breathing, sleep is interrupted as the body forces the patient to awaken to start breathing again. The consequence of this is disrupted sleep and dangerous oxygen deprivation.
The most common traditional treatment for sleep apnea patients is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, or CPAP. “Many patients who are concerned that they suffer from sleep apnea are often hesitant to seek immediate help. This is usually due to the inaccurate belief that the only way to correct the symptoms of sleep apnea is through surgery or the use of a cumbersome CPAP mask,” explains Dr. Steven Firshein. “But correcting these problems can often be accomplished easily without the need for such complicated measures. We can create a simple custom-made dental device that allows the patient to breathe more easily so they can get a good night’s sleep.”
The most common form of the disorder is Obstructive Sleep Apnea. This means that the airway is blocked or has collapsed. This condition results in shallow breath as well as pauses in breathing. A common symptom of this is snoring because the breath must force its way past the blockage.
Sleep apnea also contributes to a variety of serious health complications. Diabetes, heart disease and stroke are some of the severe health risks associated with sleep apnea when left untreated. Without the discomfort of the CPAP mask a patient is more likely to continue treatment and reduce the risk of developing these and other serious health problem.
About the Manhattan Beach Sleep Apnea Dentist
Dr. Steven Firshein graduated from the City University of New York, with a degree in Biology and Chemistry. He completed his dental doctoral program at the University of Pennsylvania Dental School. During his tenure in the Marine Hospital Residency Program in San Francisco, he was introduced to dental specialties such as pediatrics, prosthodontics, endodontics, and oral surgery. His training continued as he served in the U.S. Public Health Service, where he attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander, before retiring that post for the private sector and opening Manhattan Beach Dental.
Dr. Steven Firshein
1005 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach CA 90266
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