Sleep Apnea & Snoring
Living with an undetected sleep disorder can have a significant impact on your quality of life. If you’re constantly struggling to get sufficient sleep and find yourself or your partner waking up in the middle of the night due to loud snoring or trouble breathing, sleep apnea may be the culprit.
Sleep apnea affects nearly 22 million Americans, but it can be a difficult disease to diagnose due to lack of awareness. Sleep apnea comes as a result of an obstructed airway, restricting airflow to your lungs and causing symptoms such as heavy snoring, periodic waking throughout the night, fatigue, and trouble sleeping. While it’s treatable, sleep apnea can quickly affect your overall health and cause serious damage if you wait to seek treatment.
Here at The Smile Agency, our dedicated dentist Dr. Guinn can help manage and treat your sleep apnea using a dental device that will provide a more energetic and healthier life.
No Obligation Consultation
Our Pasadena dentist believes that health issues should not be ignored. That’s why we offer a no obligation consultation in order to help our patients regain control and improve their quality of life. Seeking treatment for a better you starts here.
The Best Options
Dr. Guinn knows that the needs of each patient are different. That’s why our Pasadena dentist offers a variety of custom made sleep apnea appliances to help manage the disorder, providing the personalized care our patients need.
At The Smile Agency, we’re proud to offer high quality care that’s effective, gentle, and comfortable for all our patients. Our Pasadena dental office strives to prioritize the health and comfort of our valued patients. Learn about sleep apnea management today.
Oral Appliances: Small, Portable, and Silent
Our Pasadena dentist, Dr. Guinn, knows the troubles patients experience with CPAP machines. They are loud, uncomfortable, intrusive, and irritating throughout the night. Many users of CPAP end up not using it at all.
Here at the Smile Agency, we offer custom-made oral appliances for patients seeking an alternative treatment for CPAP for those with mild to moderate sleep apnea. These dental-designed mouthpieces help open your airway as you sleep by moving your jaw forward and preventing the soft tissue from collapsing.
Our Pasadena patients can benefit from an oral appliance because they are:
- Compact and quiet
- Personalized to your mouth
- More cost effective
Dr. Karen E. Guinn
Dr. Karen Guinn is a skilled Board Certified Orthodontist with over 30 years of experience in dentistry. Serving patients in Pasadena and West Covina, CA, Dr. Guinn is dedicated to providing high-quality care tailored to the specific needs of her patients.
Whether your case is simple or complex, Dr. Guinn has the experience, training, and skills to successfully treat your condition. Dr. Guinn’s dedication to her work encourages her to participate in continuing education programs and also teach orthodontic techniques to her peers. This involvement not only helps her remain on top of modern innovations in dentistry but also helps her refine her own skills, benefiting her patients.