Dr. Pooja Goel, the founder of Bay Area Sleep Solutions and Smiles for Life Dental Group, offers the highest quality of Sleep Apnea care in the Bay Area. Dr. Goel has two Sleep Apnea clinics in the Bay Area. She practices sleep dentistry in San Jose and Santa Clara. Dr. Goel is a leading Sleep Apnea dentist in San Jose who has obtained the highest achievement as a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. Her Sleep Apnea clinic offers outstanding treatment utilizing the latest technologies available in Sleep Apnea treatment. She has successfully treated hundreds of sleep patients with a wide variety of conditions as a snoring specialist. She offers Oral Appliance Therapy which is an alternative to CPAP treatment for Sleep Apnea.
Dr. Goel is also Diplomate eligible for the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine and hence, able to provide treatment for TMD (temporomandibular joint disorders), headaches, and myofascial pain along with Sleep Apnea care. Additionally, she is equipped with the latest available technology in the office, which makes appointments easy and convenient. Dr. Goel and her team offer the best quality of services in the Bay Area, and their easy-going demeanor to improve patient's overall health by giving them the best possible treatment.
Those who are overweight may be at a higher risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea. Since excess fatty tissue is prevalent, obesity increases the chances of sleep apnea. It isn't always the case that everyone with sleep apnea is also obese; there are many patients who have sleep apnea but are a healthy weight. During sleep, when throat and tongue muscles are more relaxed, this soft tissue can cause the airway to become blocked.
If one isn't sleeping properly during the night or waking multiple times, that leads to daytime sleepiness. The body is unable to rest fully. Most people don't realize that sleep apnea may be the underlying cause of this issue.
Snoring is an indicator of sleep apnea. Snoring occurs when the air flow is obstructed. Obstruction of the airflow may cause gasping, hence sleep apnea.
Those with obstructive sleep apnea are much more likely to witness night time sweating. If anyone experiences excessive night time sweating, they should be tested for sleep apnea.
While we don’t typically say that someone died due to sleep apnea, sleep apnea may cause complications that lead to premature death such as strokes, cardiovascular disease, or heart attacks. Increased severity of sleep apnea elevates the chances of death due to a cardiovascular event, especially while sleeping.
Patients with sleep apnea are urged to seek treatment to prevent health complications and reclaim their night’s rest. If you have sleep apnea, schedule a consultation with Dr. Goel by calling our San Jose location at (408) 404-8257 or our Santa Clara office at (408) 549-1602. If you’ve been diagnosed by a qualified physician, we can begin treatment right away.
If you think you have sleep apnea, we’ll examine your symptoms and decide if you would benefit from a sleep study that will provide data for a physician to examine. A physician will then review the results and determine if you have sleep apnea. Once you’re diagnosed with sleep apnea, we can begin treatment right away.
A sleep study can be performed in a lab under the supervision of a physician or in your own bed, in the privacy of your own home. Both the at-home sleep study and the in-lab study will use sensors to monitor your oxygen saturation, heart rate, respiration, and sleep position.
Sleep apnea is classified by severity.f you experience greater than 5 events on average per hour where your breathing has stopped or is shallow, it’s vital that you seek treatment to prevent further complications and restore your health.
If someone has observed pauses in your breathing while you sleep, or you’ve woken up gasping for air, it’s imperative that you seek help by contacting our office to schedule a consultation.
During the consultation, Dr. Goel will discuss your symptoms and examine the muscles surrounding your throat and tonsils to determine if you would benefit from a sleep study.
Treatment options for sleep apnea include a CPAP machine and an oral appliance. While a CPAP machine is a trusted method for treating sleep apnea, 40% of patients either don’t start treatment or stop the treatment altogether within the first few months. This is typically due to the device being large, noisy, uncomfortable, and inconvenient.
An oral appliance can fit in the palm of your hand, is easily portable, and there aren’t any cords, masks, or electricity required. Within a few appointments, Dr. Goel can create a customized oral appliance that will gently shift your jaw forward and prevent your airway from being obstructed. She’ll also recommend any necessary lifestyle changes to optimize your treatment.
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