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Creative Dimensions in Dentistry

Dentists located in Castro Valley, CA & San Leandro, CA

Sleep Apnea Specialist

You may not think of talking with your dentist about your sleep apnea struggles, but you should. The dental experts at Creative Dimensions in Dentistry, with offices in Castro Valley and San Leandro, California, offer a treatment solution for sleep apnea that doesn’t require a noisy machine or bulky face mask. Call Creative Dimensions in Dentistry today for an appointment to discuss sleep apnea and the unique, effective treatment they provide for this sometimes debilitating condition. Or if you’d prefer, simply click to book your visit online.

Sleep Apnea Q&A

What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a chronic medical condition that affects the sleeping patterns of an estimated 30 million adults in the United States. When you have sleep apnea, the muscles and other soft tissues of your tongue and mouth relax to the point of blocking your airway. It can cause you to stop breathing -- for a few seconds to more than a minute -- and may awaken you numerous times throughout the night.

What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?

Only your physician can diagnose you with sleep apnea. Evaluations typically include sleep studies done at home or overnight at specially-designed facilities that can monitor your sleeping patterns throughout the night. However, typical symptoms that may signal sleep apnea include:

  • Snoring
  • Gasping and choking during sleep
  • Pauses in breathing during sleep that are obvious to your partner
  • Brief awakenings throughout the night
  • Daytime sleepiness and fatigue


Sleep apnea is more common in men but affects women as well. Excess body weight, a narrow airway, and misalignment of your jaw can increase your risks of having sleep apnea.

Why is it important to treat sleep apnea?

In addition to disturbing your sleep and causing excessive drowsiness the next day, untreated sleep apnea has also been linked to:

  • Morning headaches
  • Memory loss
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Digestive issues, such as acid reflux
  • Other serious health conditions, such as high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, and diabetes
  • Depression

How can a dentist treat sleep apnea?

Traditional therapies for sleep apnea include continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or different types of surgical procedures that offer varying rates of success. Many patients find it difficult to deal with the noise and cumbersome nature of a CPAP machine and don’t want to take the risks associated with a surgery that may or may not help.

Fortunately, sleep apnea often responds very well to oral appliance therapy used by the experts at Creative Dimensions in Dentistry. The oral appliance is similar to a sports mouthguard and is worn while you sleep. The device works by supporting your jaw in a slightly-forward position that helps maintain an unobstructed airway during sleep. It can successfully reduce or even eliminate your nighttime apneic episodes.

Provided your physician agrees via a prescription, your dentist can fit you with an oral appliance that’s comfortable and easy to wear throughout the night.

Insurance

We accept the majority of dental insurance plans. Please call our office if you do not see yours listed or have any other questions.

We are preferred providers for Delta Dental Premier and Cigna.

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Testimonials

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  • "Excellent service. I would most definitely recommend Creative Dimensions in Dentistry. Very professional, informative about what is being done and very friendly."

    Delanie A.
  • "A textbook example of how a dental office visit should be. Geraldine is a great hygienist, both pleasant and extremely competent..."

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  • "I absolutely love going to Creative Dimensions! Everyone there is so welcoming and make you feel like a part of the family! My family and I have been coming here..."

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  • "Been coming here for a number of years and have always felt nothing but professionalism, great dental care and very friendly staff. I would highly recommend CDD."

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  • "I've been going here for my entire life. They take great care of me and my teeth, and now my children's, too. They go above and beyond to address my concerns."

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  • "As a long-time patient of Creative Dimensions, I feel is the best dental experience I have ever had."

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  • "Staff is very Professional and Courteous. They provide Great Dental Care. I also brought my son to this Dentistry."

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  • "I've been with Creative Dimensions for over 15 years now and wouldn't ever think of going any place else for my dental needs...they simply are the best."

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  • "I always have a good experience with Chris at the Castro Valley office. I feel she always does a great job cleaning my teeth. She is my favorite hygienist!"

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  • "Absolutely love this place. I feel that their attention to detail and level of professionalism is outstanding. They have awesome people and up to date technology."

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  • "I had a great experience yesterday! I arrived early. They took me right in! Got X-rays, dental exam, and my cleaning done in under 40 minutes!"

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  • "we have been going there for 10 years this coming November. excellent work, friendly professional staff, always feel comfortable no matter the procedure."

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  • "I've been going here for years so I'm surprised to get this now. I've always liked the service here whether it's a cleaning, consultation or dental work."

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