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Sleep Apnea Dentistry
San Diego

Do you suffer from sleep apnea or another type of sleep disorder? Many individuals don't realize that a visit to a well-trained dentist, like Dr. Han, can offer answers to dramatically improving or even completely resolving sleep disorders.

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Reclaim your sleepless nights. Restore your overall health.

Dr. Han has undergone extensive training in the field of sleep apnea dentistry. If you suffer from sleep apnea or another type of sleep disorder, schedule a sleep dentistry consultation with Dr. Han today. Here at La Jolla Dental Care, we have the tools and expertise to fully evaluate your condition and administer your personalized and effective sleep apnea treatment in San Diego.

Once Dr. Han has fully assessed your condition, he will walk you through your options and make recommendations based on your situation. Through the use of various custom-fitted oral devices, Dr. Han can assist you to reclaim your sleepless nights and significantly reduce or even eliminate the health risks associated with your sleep disorder.

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More about Sleep Apnea

Snoring is caused by an obstruction of the airway through which we breathe. There are several different issues that can cause air blockage, such as the tongue relaxing and falling back in the throat. Whatever the cause of obstruction, the end-result is that bothersome noise we call "snoring."

In many cases the obstruction is minor and still allows for adequate oxygen intake but one should be cautious in disregarding the condition, as even minor snoring can be an early sign of obstructive sleep apnea.

Obstructive sleep apnea is a chronic condition, in which the afflicted individual frequently stops breathing during sleep. These pauses in breathing may last from ten seconds to more than a minute and can occur hundreds of times throughout a single night. Apart from depriving one of proper rest, this condition can lead to and/or accelerate a wide variety of other medical conditions including:

  • Heart attacks and arrhythmias;
  • diabetes;
  • stroke;
  • impotence;
  • hypertension (high blood pressure);
  • stroke;
  • heartburn;
  • morning headaches;
  • dry mouth;
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD);
  • impaired concentration;
  • depression;
  • decreased libido;
  • irritability.

If you suffer from snoring or the effects of snoring, schedule a consultation with Dr. Han for your personalized sleep apnea treatment in La Jolla.

Dental treatments for Sleep Apnea

A dentist who specializes in sleep apnea treatment and other sleep disorders can prescribe and design one of several different kinds of custom-fitted oral devices, that help to keep the airway open during sleep. Your device will be custom fabricated to fit your mouth perfectly for maximum comfort and efficacy.

The oral appliance assists by holding the lower jaw forward and open. This prevents the tissues of the tongue and throat from collapsing the critical airway.

Such appliances can greatly reduce the severity of sleep apnea and its associated risks, and can even eliminate snoring. Even better, a custom oral device may help patients to entirely avoid the need for surgery, medications or other sleep apnea therapies.

How do you know if Sleep Apnea Dentistry is right for you?

The best way to find out about sleep apnea treatment in San Diego is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Han at our office in La Jolla, just north of downtown San Diego. In a consultation, you can ask all of your questions, and find out exactly how Sleep Apnea Dentistry may be able to help you.

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For a consultation with Dr. Han, please call us at (858) 281-4121 or click here to schedule online.


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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19


La Jolla Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry are committed to the health and safety of our patients, team members and communities. We want to assure you that we are being extra vigilant about your safety during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

We are posting this to keep you informed about the additional safety measures we are taking to protect you during this time.

We have reinforced our already comprehensive Infection Control procedures with our team members, which include frequent handwashing, use of clean masks and gloves, and disinfecting all surfaces in the treatment rooms and reception areas. We are also taking the following additional steps:

  • Increasing the frequency of thorough cleaning and disinfecting of all surfaces of the office
  • Instructing patients and team members to stay home if they’ve traveled to high-risk areas or if they have any COVID-19 related symptoms
  • Removing communal items that may be touched by multiple people throughout the day such as our coffee station and magazines
  • Maintaining a lower flow of patients to alleviate any traffic in the office and allow for social distancing

In closing, the safety of our patients, team members and community are paramount. As the coronavirus pandemic evolves, we will continue to actively monitor the local situation and follow CDC recommendations.

We are hopeful these proactive changes will contribute to helping our community get past the Coronavirus situation soon. We are committed to serving our community and are here to help.

Thank you for choosing La Jolla Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry as your family’s dental provider!

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