Sleep Apnea Treatment in Sioux Falls, SD

Are you suffering from sleep apnea? Our family dental center in Sioux Falls, SD offers a selection of solutions to restore your quality of sleep and support your optimal overall health.  

man awake at night due to his wife's snoring from sleep apneaSleep apnea is a common condition that causes sufferers to briefly stop breathing throughout the night. The most common symptoms are snoring and excess fatigue experienced throughout the day. Sleep apnea is often diagnosed by a sleep specialist through a sleep study.

Kusek Family & Implant Dentistry is here to help, offering top sleep apnea treatments in Sioux Falls and beyond! 

What are the Types of Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, occurs when the airway becomes blocked during sleep. The airway can become blocked or narrowed due to the muscles in the throat relaxing too much.

Central sleep apnea, or CSA, occurs when the brain fails to properly signal the breathing muscles to breathe. Central sleep apnea is typically caused by conditions like stroke or heart failure.

Understanding Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a common condition characterized by brief pauses in breathing during sleep. These pauses are caused by a reaction to the relaxation of muscles during sleep, which can lead to the closure of the airway due to gravity. Sleep apnea can have severe consequences, such as hypertension, memory loss, mood changes, weight gain, and extreme fatigue. Dr. Edward Kusek, a dentist in Sioux Falls, SD, offers custom night guards and lasers for a comfortable and non-invasive treatment option for sleep apnea.

If you snore loudly during the night, frequently wake up, or experience daytime fatigue, you may suffer from sleep apnea. These are some of the common symptoms associated with sleep apnea. It is essential to consult with a sleep specialist who can diagnose sleep apnea through a sleep study.

The Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

In addition to loud snoring, frequent awakenings, and daytime tiredness, other symptoms are commonly associated with sleep apnea. These symptoms include:

man struggling to sleep due to sleep apnea

  • Brief pauses in breath
  • Difficulty breathing during sleep
  • Waking up with a dry mouth
  • Morning headaches
  • Sleep maintenance issues (insomnia)
  • Daytime sleepiness and fatigue
  • Trouble focusing while awake
  • Mood swings and irritability
  • Loud and persistent snoring
  • Periodic breath loss while asleep
  • Struggling to breathe during sleep
  • Constant fatigue and lack of energy
  • Weight gain
  • Depression
  • Dry throat

How is Sleep Apnea Diagnosed?

A sleep study is often used to diagnose sleep apnea. The study is performed as an overnight test taken in a sleep lab, that records body functions during sleep. It is performed in the sleep lab. The test records your breathing and heart rate patterns. It also records your brain waves, eye movements, limb movements, body positions, and oxygen levels.

What Treatments Are Available For Sleep Apnea?

At Kusek Family & Implant Dentistry, our team can coordinate treatment with sleep specialists to provide the most effective treatment for your needs. If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, we can help, offering the following treatment solutions: 

Dental Appliances

Dr. Kusek or Dr. Schuiteman may recommend dental appliances for sleep apnea. These non-invasive, custom-crafted nightguards are designed keep your throat open during sleep, preventing sleep apnea symptoms.


man fast asleep thanks to his CPAP machineOur dentists may recommend CPAP therapy is a standard treatment for sleep apnea. CPAP therapy involves wearing a mask connected to a device that delivers a continuous air stream. The air pressure from the mask keeps your airway open while you sleep.


Dentists sometimes refer patients to sleep centers for surgical corrections to improve sleep apnea. This may involve removing soft tissue in the back of the mouth and tongue that can block the airway during sleep.

Schedule Your Sleep Apnea Consultation & Screening 

Kusek Family & Implant Dentistry is proud to offer a full range of services, including sleep apnea therapy. Call today to schedule your consultation! 

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