Sleep Apnea Dentist in McHenry IL - Dr. James Hasken DDS
November 5, 2021 Health & Wellness 0 Comments

Sleep Apnea Therapy

I have been treating patients diagnosed with sleep apnea since 1987. I focus on overall wellness and well-being in order to find the root cause of your symptoms rather than just treating the symptoms themselves. Sleep apnea symptoms can produce both physical and mental symptoms, often creating debilitating side effects that can impact your daily life. The most common reason patients seek treatment is that their bed partner can’t stand the snoring and neither get restful sleep.

Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Common symptoms associated with Sleep Apnea include but are not limited to snoring with the possible cessation of breathing during which the snoring stops followed by a gasping for air and return to snoring as the body struggles to breath and prevent suffocation. Also, Acid Reflux, grinding of teeth, drowsy driving, and falling asleep at inappropriate times. Driving while drowsy can be every bit as dangerous as driving while impaired by alcohol.

Sleep Apnea Diagnosis & Treatment with Dr. James Hasken, DDS – McHenry Dentist

Diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea is made by a physician, commonly a Pulmonologist, utilizing a sleep test either at home or in a sleep lab. The results are analyzed, and a diagnosis is made. The appropriate therapy is then advised based on the severity of the condition. We partner closely with your medical doctor(s) through referral for assessment and sleep studies by the physician and we provide oral sleep appliances for those that are best suited or can’t tolerate CPAP therapy.

I am a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM). The additional resources that this organization provides along with additional sleep appliance courses and Integrative Medicine Courses I have taken has allowed those patients diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) to have a very viable option to CPAP. The CPAP machines which are the first line of treatment for OSA are not always a good solution. They can be uncomfortable to sleep with as well as noisy. Many OSA patients never make the adjustment to the machine.

Oral Sleep Appliances in McHenry, IL

I have an extensive amount of experience in treating sleep apnea conditions and have helped numerous patients achieve relief and enjoy a good night’s sleep and improvement in their overall health. We offer Oral Sleep Appliances that function to advance the lower jaw forward to keep the tongue from blocking the back of the airway, allowing for improved breathing, reduction of snoring, and a more restful sleep. Unlike CPAP, oral sleep appliances do not require attachment to a machine, which is less restricting during sleep and are easy to travel with.

We have seen some amazing results for our patients in the form of much better sleep, happier bed partners as the snoring stops as well as lowered blood pressure and quality of life improvements. If you are experiencing symptoms of sleep apnea, please contact our office at 815-385-0777, I look forward to meeting you and discussing your overall health goals and a customized sleep apnea therapy treatment plan.

With wishes for good health,
Dr. James Hasken

About James A. Hasken, DDS

Since 1987, Dr. James Hasken has been providing HEALTH-FOCUSED DENTISTRY in McHenry. Being Health-Focused means that we provide you with the information and coaching to help you toward your oral health goals.

Our approach is INTEGRATIVE DENTAL MEDICINE which is about identifying how the BODY, BREATHING, BACTERIA, and BITE effects total health. This puts you, the patient, at the center with a focus on prevention, fostering the development of healthy behaviors, and skills for effective self-control and care that can be used for a lifetime to attain optimum health. The mouth is a reflection of total body health. We would love the opportunity to help you attain the level of total body health you desire.

We’re always happy to welcome new patients residing throughout McHenry, Crystal Lake, Woodstock, Spring Grove, Richmond, Genoa City, Twin Lakes, Wonder Lake, Island Lake, Johnsburg, Ringwood, Volo, Fox Lake, Lakemoor, Holiday Hills, Round Lake, Round Lake Park, Round Lake Beach, Geneva, and surrounding areas. We invite you to contact us today at 815-385-0777!