240 S. Hickory Street, Suite 207. Escondido, CA 92025
Phone: 760-746-3663

Sleep Apnea in Escondido

Potentially Lifesaving Treatment

Millions of people snore and have trouble sleeping. Many resort to sleep medications or simply do nothing and continue living with this handicap. What most people don’t know is that a high percentage of those who snore or have trouble sleeping also suffer from a more serious disorder called sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is when you stop breathing during sleep. It disrupts healthy sleep patterns and puts the body into a constant state of fatigue. Not only does sleep apnea affect day-to-day life, it also causes severe health conditions such as:

  • Changes in metabolism
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart problems
  • Lack of oxygen to the brain, causing seizures
  • Heart attacks
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Possibility of sudden death

These are pretty serious and scary health conditions. Sadly, too many people go through life experiencing and suffering from these problems – all because of a sleep disorder that can be fixed. Signs and symptoms of sleep apnea include:

  • Snoring
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Repetitive waking a night
  • Gasping or choking during the night
  • Poor memory
  • Irritability
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Headaches
  • Thick neck
  • Bags or dark circles under the eyes

The traditional medical treatment for this disorder is a CPAP machine. This continuous positive airway pressure device forces air through a face-mask and hose attached to a specialized air pump. Though the CPAP is very effective, most people find it awkward, uncomfortable and disruptive to their lifestyle. Fortunately, there is an answer. Dr. Kerbs uses a revolutionary dental device called the MRNA. The MRNA appliance is a potential cure for sleep apnea. This FDA approved appliance brings the lower jaw forward slightly which lifts the tissues in the back of the mouth off of the airway, as the MRNA lifts the tissue off of the airway the upper jaw is expanding and growing forward which grows and modifies the airway. In this way, the airway is being modified to allow for better airflow which has proven in some cases to cure sleep apnea. The appliance is comfortable and unobtrusive, and it has a high rate of patient compliance. Most of our patients tell us that they are sleeping better than ever before even after just a few weeks of wear. Dr. Kerbs understands the importance of diagnosing and treating sleep apnea and offers complimentary consultations to evaluate whether you could benefit from treatment.

Experience life-saving sleep dentistry with Jeffry Kerbs, DDS. Call us today at 760-746-3663. We welcome patients from Encinitas, Escondido, Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, San Marcos and neighboring cities and towns.

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Escondido Office
240 S. Hickory Street
Suite 207

Escondido, CA 92025

Phone: 760-746-3663
Fax: 760-746-4069

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Jeffry S. Kerbs, DDS, is an AACD-accredited cosmetic dentist who cares for patients from the communities of North County San Diego, San Marcos, Encinitas, Escondido, Vista, San Elijo Hills and Rancho Bernardo and the surrounding areas. Located at 240 S. Hickory Street, Suite 207 in Escondido, CA 92025. Call: 760-746-3663.