Sleep Apnea

Your sleep plays a massive role in the quality of your everyday life. Obstructive sleep apnea repeatedly interrupts your sleep during the night, leaving you poorly rested and struggling through the day.

Sleep Apnea Treatment with Cairn Dental

Most dentists in Golden and the surrounding areas provide a wide array of dental services, but few have the expertise to treat conditions like obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Brad Berryhill & Dr. Charles Miller at Cairn Dental combine over 50 years of experience to provide treatment for patients struggling with sleep apnea. If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, or are not sure, Cairn Dental can help.The term “sleep dentist,” may sound strange at first, but it’s accurate — thanks to technological developments in sleep apnea treatment, a dentist may be the professional best equipped to help you effectively treat your sleep apnea.

Dentists who treat sleep apnea must be specially trained in the therapeutic use of oral appliances for sleep apnea. There are more than 80 sleep apnea appliances that can be used to treat the condition, but only a sleep apnea appliance expert will know the best option for you. Dr. Berryhill and Dr. Miller both have extensive experience helping patients understand their sleep apnea and treat it effectively. To ensure your sleep apnea does not continue to negatively affect your daily routine, schedule an appointment with sleep apnea dentists at Cairn Dental.

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A Hidden Threat

Estimates suggest that nearly 25 million Americans are struggling with sleep apnea. More concerning, up to 80% of cases of obstructive sleep apnea may be undiagnosed.

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The Health Impact

Restful sleep may affect your daily life as much as exercise, diet and other critical activities. Staying well rested is as important as being hydrated!

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Affecting All Ages

Anyone can be affected by obstructive sleep apnea. Although most common in men over 40, it is even found in children and infants.

Frequently Asked Questions
Arrow IconHow is sleep apnea diagnosed?

A polysomnogram is the most common sleep study for diagnosing sleep apnea. Also called a PSG, it measures brain activity, eye movement, heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen content, chest movements and more. If you are not sure whether or not you have sleep apnea, our dentists may recommend a polysomnogram to get a definitive diagnosis.

Arrow IconWhat is sleep apnea?

Simply put, sleep apnea is the cessation of breathing during sleep due to an obstructed airway. There are several types of sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common, central sleep apnea (CSA) is far more rare, and mixed sleep apnea is a combination of the two. OSA is caused by the collapse of the upper airway during sleep. CSA is a neurological condition that results in apnea. It has a similar health impact, but is much more difficult to treat due to its neurological nature.

Arrow IconWhat are the common symptoms of sleep apnea?
  • Loud & Frequent Snoring
  • Excessive Daytime Fatigue
  • Regular Morning Headaches
  • Bad Quality Sleep
  • Waking up with a gasping or choking sensation
  • Forgetfulness, Irritability (symptoms of being tired)