3138 McIlhenny Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
New Patients: (225) 248-8400
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3138 McIlhenny Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Baton Rouge

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Baton Rouge Obstructive sleep apnea steals the health of Baton Rouge residents and all residents of the tri- state area including Mississippi, Alabama, and Texas

One in 25 men and one in 50 women of middle age have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This condition can have serious health consequences. For more than ten years, Dr. Kurt LeJeune has helped patients in the Baton Rouge enjoy regenerative sleep and improved wellness with oral appliance therapy.

Understanding OSA

Loud, disruptive snoring can be a symptom of OSA, but the problem goes much deeper. As your body relaxes, soft tissues at the back of the throat collapse. Breathing becomes shallow or ceases for a few seconds or minutes. The brain senses danger and sends adrenalin. You choke, snort, or jerk awake, take a few normal breaths, and the cycle repeats – potentially dozens of times per hour.

Health complications

Repetitive episodes of OSA reduce blood oxygen saturation and disrupt normal sleep patterns necessary for restorative processes. Effects are felt throughout the body:
  • Morning headaches.
  • Daytime fatigue.
  • Difficulty concentrating.
  • Irritability, anxiety, and depression.
  • Sensitive, fractured, or broken teeth.
  • TMJ pain and inflammation.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Heart disease.
  • Stroke.
  • Sudden death.

Treatment you can live with

At one time sleep apnea was treated with surgery or a disruptive CPAP machine. Dr. LeJeune utilizes comfortable, discreet FDA-approved oral appliances to eliminate the source of mild to moderate OSA. The device is selected specifically for the patient’s diagnosis, and custom-fitted.

To achieve the best results, Dr. LeJeune employs leading edge technologies to map nasal passages and pharyngeal airways. He is one of only a few doctors from Atlanta to Houston to provide acoustic diagnostic imaging. With this attention to detail, he precisely tailors treatment and makes sure the appliance is working efficiently.

Dr. LeJeune says, “We are dedicated to helping OSA patients reclaim health and quality of life. We accomplish it with state-of-the-art medical care and compassion.”

Schedule your consultation at Cypress Dental by calling (225) 248-8400.

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