From first contact by phone and email to actually going to the clinic I have never felt so cared for professionally and in the way I was greeted and treated. by everyone I encountered. What an amazing atmosphere. Being my first visit I felt very comfortable from the time i stepped into the door. until I left. I was very impressed and would highly recommend going here to anyone.
Alternatives Are Available
While CPAP machines are an excellent treatment option which is commonly recommended, it can often be difficult for some patients to sleep with. Additional CPAP machines often take up a lot of space by your bedside and make some people feel claustrophobic.
If you can’t tolerate your CPAP machine, don’t worry—there are other options. Dr. Saleema Adatia can help you find an oral appliance that’s effective and comfortable for you. After all, the best sleep apnea treatment is the one you’re able to use easily and regularly.
To learn more about alternatives to CPAP, get in touch with our office today.
Many patients stop using their CPAP machines due to discomfort and inconvenience. Unfortunately, stopping use means stopping treatment and this can result in serious risks to your health. It’s important to find a treatment method that suits your lifestyle and is comfortable for you.
An oral appliance can be an effective alternative to CPAP for sleep apnea and snoring. These devices are mouthguards specially designed to help keep your airway open while you’re sleeping.
Your oral appliance will be customized to fit your mouth perfectly, so it will be comfortable for you to wear. You also won’t have to make extra room on your nightstand and the device is completely silent. For added convenience, oral appliances are portable and allow you to sleep in any position you like.
Lifestyle Changes Can Help
Alongside your oral appliance treatment, Dr. Adatia can help you develop a lifestyle plan that can further alleviate the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea. Some of the lifestyle changes she may recommend include:
Reducing Tobacco and Alcohol Consumption: Tobacco use can affect your airway and greatly increase your risk of developing sleep apnea. Consuming alcohol or other sedatives can also make you more susceptible to sleep apnea.
Losing Weight: One of the most common causes of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is excess weight in the neck. If you’re overweight or obese, losing weight can help make a permanent positive change in your snoring and other symptoms.
Positional Therapy: Sleeping on your back may worsen your sleep apnea. If you can train yourself to sleep on your side, your airway may be less likely to become obstructed.
Frequently Asked Questions?
Q: Can you treat sleep apnea without CPAP?
A; Yes, sleep apnea can be treated without a CPAP mask. Dr. Adatia is happy to offer oral appliances as a more comfortable and less-invasive alternative that can easily help your sleep apnea.
While CPAP usually works, it can be uncomfortable and many people dislike it. On the other hand, oral appliances are customized just for you and are far more comfortable. By wearing an oral appliance, you can control your sleep apnea without sacrificing comfort.
Q: Can sleep apnea be cured naturally?
A: There are some lifestyle changes you can make to improve your sleep apnea, but it’s best to make these changes alongside professional treatment. Once you have your oral appliance, Dr. Adatia can work with you to develop a plan for reducing your sleep apnea symptoms.
Q: Can CPAP make your lungs weak?
A: A poorly maintained CPAP machine has the potential to lead to health issues. As long as you clean your CPAP mask and keep up with maintenance, it shouldn’t cause lung issues for you.
We are located in Calgary in the same office as Symmetry Dental in the Southland Court building—located on Southport Road SW, across from Modern Steak Modern Ocean, just off Macleod Trail SE. There is ample parking in the lot on the east side of the building.
- #150, 10601 Southport Road SW
- Calgary, AB T2W 3M6
- Phone: (403) 225-4459
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Thursday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Saturday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
- Sunday: CLOSED
Can not say enough about how amazing the staff is at the office. I fell down some steps smashing my front teeth out. Since the accident I have been very well taken care off. Dr Adatia is not only and amazing dentist but an amazing person. I would wholeheartedly recommend this dental office to anyone.
The Symmetry Dental team is genuinely interested in your well being and is connected to you as a patient not just a ‘number on file’. Dr. Adatia is very thorough and works hard for the long term success of patient issues. Very pleasant environment and they stand behind their work.
Dr. Adatia and her staff are the greatest. I always feel comfortable with her which really says a lot for me. I have had terrible experiences as a youngster and because of that I was always very nervous in a dentists office. The staff in the front office always make me feel welcome and comfortable and then it just continues with Dr. Adatia and all her professional staff.
I suffered from “Dentist – phobia” and I’m happy to say that those days are over. Dentistry has come a long way !! Thank you Dr. Adatia and all the staff.
As I walk in to the reception area, I am always greeted by name and given a big smile. I am treated like I am coming to visit a friend. It really is a pleasure to come for my dentist appointment. I recommend Symmetry dental to everyone!
I’m not sure I would usually use the words amazing about a dentist. But I’m about to. Everyone at Symmetry Dental is AMAZING! EVERYONE! They make you feel like family. At this dentist I feel important, cared for, and like I’m getting the best dentist care in the world. I didn’t expect to write something like this in regards to a dentist and the staff, but it’s so true. I would say they’re the best of the best and I’m thankful to have found them.