Do you have trouble sleeping? If so, you’re not alone. An estimated 22 million Americans suffer from a lack of sleep—and even exhaustion—caused by sleep apnea. Chronic snoring problems and interrupted sleep aren’t just an inconvenience. Untreated sleep apnea can lead to more serious health risks. Sleep apnea is a common but serious sleep disorder that causes interruptions in breathing during sleep. These pauses in breathing are called apneas and they can happen hundreds of times each night. Sleep apnea can have a negative impact on your health and prevent you from getting the restful night’s sleep your body needs.
Continuously interrupted sleep can result in serious health-related problems.
Potential health issues that may result from untreated sleep apnea include:
Use this brief questionnaire and checklist to determine if you might be at risk for sleep apnea.
Dr. Prada feels so strongly that knowledge and action can improve and save lives that he is offering a no-cost individual 30 minute consultation on sleep breathing disorders. Whether it’s loud snoring or other sleep apnea symptoms, make sure you are not at risk for this very treatable, potentially life threatening condition. Learn more about sleep apnea and get all of your questions answered. We have a limited number of consultation times available, so schedule yours as soon as possible.
If during your consultation it is suspected that you may suffer from sleep apnea, we will assist you in ordering a convenient and accurate home sleep test designed to assist in the diagnosis of sleep-disordered breathing. In the comfort of your own bed, you’ll wear the testing device while sleeping. A Board Certified Sleep Physician will interpret the data and we will contact you to discuss your results.
There are various methods of treating sleep apnea. One of the following options may be the right solution for you.
These devices are custom fitted by dentists with special expertise and training in treating sleep apnea. They fit in the mouth, similar to a retainer or mouth guard. They open your airway by moving your lower jaw and tongue forward while you sleep. They are small, comfortable and effective.
With Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), patients wear a specialized mask over the nose and face during sleep. The CPAP device delivers a steady supply of air, keeping the airway open. CPAP treatment can be very effective, however the patient must be willing to use it correctly and consistently.
There are several surgical options. Nasal surgery can correct a deviated septum or remove bones in your nose to improve air flow. Surgery may also be performed to remove and/or reduce the size of the soft palate, uvula and back of the tongue. These surgeries are not typically recommended as first line treatments for obstructive sleep apnea.
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DIPLOMATE OF THE AMERICAN BOARD OF PERIODONTOLOGY
Dr. Prada was born and raised in Costa Rica. He graduated from the Universidad Latina de Costa Rica earning his Doctorate in Dental Surgery in 2002. He served the community for several years working in rural areas for the Government as a General Dentist. He also practiced in private offices throughout the country until 2005.
He moved to the US in 2005 and completed his 3-year Periodontics training at UC Denver School of Dental Medicine, under the supervision of one of the most renown Periodontists worldwide, Dr. Raymond Yukna.
Dr. Prada graduated from the Advanced Periodontal Therapies Program with a Master in Dental Sciences, a certificate in Advanced Periodontics and a certificate in Periodontal Laser Therapy LANAP, as the first in the nation to receive such a diploma.
Dr. Prada is an expert in the treatment of sleep disorders. He is an active member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
He is an associate for the North Texas Dental Implant and Periodontal Group, providing services for oral surgery and dental implants for more than 10 private dental offices throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
He enjoys beach activities like fishing, snorkeling, and surfing. In Dallas, he enjoys running, biking, soccer, tennis, and photography. He loves spending time with his wife Mary and 3 children.
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