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west_logo2.pngScott E. West D.D.S., F.A.G.D., Inc.
Alternative Treatment of Snoring, Sleep Apnea and CPAP Intolerance,
Diplomate of the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines
22672 Lambert St. Suite 603 •  Lake Forest, CA 92630

949 829-6700

Sleep Apnea

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Every morning millions of Americans wake up feeling groggy and tired, even after getting a full night's rest. These folks may also have a hard time concentrating throughout the day or even nod off at the wheel of their car. Are you one of them?

If this sounds like you, you may have a sleeping disorder known as sleep apnea. People with sleep apnea stop breathing during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times throughout the night for a minute or longer. This puts significant stress on your heart, lungs and blood pressure, not to mention your day-to-day mood. Even worse, sleep apnea can increase your chances of heart attack and stroke if left untreated.

So what can you do? How can Dr. West help you?

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  • Loud, chronic snoring
  • Choking or gasping during sleep
  • Morning headaches
  • Memory or learning problems
  • Feeling irritable
  • Poor concentration
  • Changes in mood, depression
  • Dry throat / mouth on awakening
  • Feeling unrefreshed the next day
  • Difficulty keeping awake


What are the Causes?

Weight gain and loss of muscle tone due to aging are the major causes. However, many people just have a very high tongue position and a narrow airway. The tongue falling back and closing off the airway causes the apnea. If the tongue is large and sits high and the airway is at all constricted, it is very easy for this to occur.


What can happen if left untreated?

Untreated, sleep apnea can cause high blood pressure, arrhythmia and other cardiovascular diseases, memory problems, depression, weight gain, impotency, and headaches. Moreover, untreated sleep apnea may be responsible for job impairment and motor vehicle crashes. Fortunately, sleep apnea can be diagnosed and treated.



doc_west.jpgDr. West has limited his practice to the treatment of this important area of medicine exclusively (Snoring, Sleep Apnea and CPAP Intolerance). The oral appliance is the number one alternative to the CPAP mask. Call today for a free consultation and find out how we can help you.

At your consultation he will review your health history, and your sleep study (if available). He will do a very thorough exam, which includes an evaluation of your jaw joint (TMJ), your tongue position, gag reflex, the position of your jaw during sleep, an overall evaluation of your teeth which will support the appliance once it is completed.

During your exam, Dr. West will use several tests to help determine which appliance of the several he is trained to work with would be the best fit for you.  In obtaining his Diplomat Status in the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders, Dr. West was able to document his higher than average success rate in treating Sleep Apnea.  Having Sleep Apnea himself, Dr. West has tested all of the appliances he works with on himself.  Consequently, he is able to give you first hand knowledge of the pros and cons of each of the appliances he works with.  Dr. West wants the patient to have the best odds of success in this very important area of medical health. 

In essence your appliance is customized to your needs. This is why our success rate is so high (95%) in treating Snoring, Sleep Apnea and CPAP Intolerance.

The Consultation is Free, so there is no reason not to come in. In addition, Dr. West's office staff are experts in working with your Medical Insurance. We are also a Medicare provider.

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