Westside Dental Sleep Center – Michael S. Pap, DDS
Sleep Apnea Treatment in Lakewood
Request your free consultation with the Cleveland area’s trusted choice for sleep apnea treatment. Westside Family Dental can help you achieve deeper and healthier sleep.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea is a common and serious sleep disorder that causes you to stop breathing during sleep. The airway repeatedly becomes blocked, limiting the amount of air that reaches your lungs. When this happens, you may snore loudly or making choking noises as you try to breathe. In many cases, apnea, or temporary pause in breathing, is caused by the tissue in the back of the throat collapsing. Your brain and body become oxygen-deprived and you may wake up. This may happen a few times a night, or in more severe cases, several hundred times a night.
The muscles of the upper airway relax when you fall asleep. If you sleep on your back, gravity can cause the tongue to fall back. This narrows the airway, which reduces the amount of air that can reach your lungs. The narrowed airway causes snoring by making the tissue in the back of the throat vibrate as you breathe.
Sleep Apnea is possible in children and adults, so contact us for a Sleep Apnea consultation today. Find relaxation with our state-of-the-art Sleep Apnea treatments with Westside Family Dental.
Snoring – More Than Just Noise
Snoring is caused when the jaw opens and the tongue falls into the back of the throat, causing the airway to narrow and forcing air through the small opening. This creates vibrations in the throat known as snoring. Although snoring seems physically harmless, it can be a warning sign of a more serious and dangerous condition called obstructive sleep apnea.
3 Types of Sleep Apnea that Dr. Pap Treats:
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
The most common type of sleep apnea is where the throat muscles relax and obstruct the airway in the throat. This type of Sleep Apnea can cause an individual to snore loudly as the air attempts to pass through the obstructed airway.
Central Sleep Apnea
This type of Sleep Apnea occurs when the brain doesn’t send the proper signals to the muscles that control the bodies breathing.
Complete Sleep Apnea
A combination of the first 2 types of Sleep Apnea can cause restlessness and even death.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Dr. Michael Pap offers effective, non-surgical relief from sleep apnea and other sleep-related disorders — including snoring! Wondering if we can help you get the rest you’re missing? Tired of the medical apparatus recommended by your doctor? We specialize in helping people with mild, moderate, or severe sleep apnea and serve patients in the Lakewood area! Rest assured, once you meet Dr. Pap and the entire team here, you’ll know you’ve come to the right place! Who would’ve thought relaxing at the dentist was even a possibility?
Meet The Sleep Center Team
Dr. Michael S. Pap and his team combine advanced dentistry with a gentle, friendly style that will make you and your family more comfortable than you ever thought possible. The office’s comforting atmosphere and warm, inviting staff members will make you feel right at home. Dr. Pap’s training in cosmetic dentistry and use of the latest dental technology – including digital x-rays, tooth-colored restorations, and implant restoration – help you and your family maintain beautiful, healthy smiles. Dr. Pap earned his doctorate from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Each year he continues to study advanced dentistry under some of the nation’s top clinicians. Best of all, Dr. Pap takes the time to get to know each and every patient one-on-one, helping you make informed choices about your dental health. It’s the best of both worlds – today’s advanced dentistry and personalized care.
Dr. Abdelrazzaq Dardari
Abdelrazzaq Dardari brings to our center more than 20 years of expertise in Dental Sleep Medicine and over 35 years in Orthodontics Appliance Therapy. His combined knowledge of the laboratory and clinical aspects of Orthodontics makes him a great asset to Westside Dental Sleep Center. Dr. Dardari has post-graduate training in the field of Orthodontics, Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, and Dental Sleep Medicine and has been recognized by the American Orthodontic Society for his extensive knowledge and achievements. He is also Board Certified in Orthodontic Appliance Therapy. In addition to treating patients that suffer from sleep breathing disorders, Dr. Dardai has taught Laboratory Applied Orthodontics at Cuyahoga Community College and Case Western Reserve University Orthodontic Department.
Frequently Asked Questions
About Sleep Apnea
When considering a sleep apnea treatment with Dr. Michael Pap, you may have questions. At Westside Family Dental we want to help you find the perfect fit for your dental needs, so we’ve provided some responses to some common questions. If you have concerns that aren’t addressed in the questions below, please contact our team. We can answer your questions and help set an appointment with Dr. Pap for you.
- Memory problems
- High blood pressure
- Increased risk of stroke
- Decreased life expectancy
- Weight gain
- Depression and irritability
- Difficulty concentrating
- Daytime fatigue
- Being overweight
- Having a larger than normal neck circumference
- Uncontrolled high blood pressure
- A narrow throat or enlarged tonsils/adenoids
- Men are twice as likely to have sleep apnea as women
- Being over the age of 40
- Family history of sleep apnea
- Nightly alcohol or sedative use
- Loud snoring
- Waking frequently to catch your breath
- Gasping for breath or periods of non-breathing during sleep
- Serious fatigue during the daytime
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