Leading Los Angeles Dentist to Offer Sleep Apnea Treatment
August 08, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsAugust 8, 2015 - Los Angeles, CA - Dr. Jacob Elisha is pleased to announce that his Los Angeles practice now offers comprehensive treatment for patients with sleep apnea.
Affecting millions of Americans every year, sleep apnea sufferers intermittently stop breathing during sleep. This is caused by the involuntary relaxation of tissues at the back of the throat, obstructing airflow. Treating sleep apnea early is crucial, as the condition can quickly impact the patient's day-to-day function as well as cause secondary complications, such as high blood pressure and cardiovascular problems.
By utilizing advancements in dental technology, such as CT scanning, Dr. Elisha can examine the shape of the patient's dentition to identify the cause of the problem. This highly-detailed scan is then used to create an oral appliance customized to the patient's mouth. The sleep apnea night guard pushes the jaw forward, preventing the collapse of the obstructive tissue. "Our comprehensive approach to dentistry looks at the mouth as a gateway to the body and cares for more than teeth and gums," Dr. Elisha stated, "I have been successful at treating TMD patients and wanted to continue my efforts to help those who suffer from sleep apnea."
Dr. Elisha currently treats patients with TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder), which is often caused by the degeneration of the cushioning tissue between the jaw joints. This condition can be very painful, impeding the patient's ability to speak, chew, and swallow. As a comprehensive dentist, Dr. Elisha helps patients who have jaw, head and neck problems as well.
By adding this new treatment to his already extensive repertoire, Dr. Elisha is able to better fulfill the diverse needs of his patients. Dr. Elisha also regularly treats individuals seeking dental implants and comprehensive periodontal care.
To view his website, please visit socalimplants.com.
About Dr. Jacob Elisha
Dr. Elisha is a board certified periodontist and dental implant surgeon, with over 25 years of experience, and has completed over 13,000 successful implant procedures. Following the completion of his doctorate at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry, Dr. Elisha completed a year-long Hospital Dentistry Fellowship at Veteran Hospital Los Angeles. He later received post-graduate training in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry from UCLA. Dr. Elisha is an advocate of continuing education and has served as a clinical instructor at UCLA Dental Extension program, traveling to California to lecture to numerous dental societies on dental implant placement and bone grafting techniques.