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Cynthia Cheung, DDS, PC | West Los Angeles Dentist
Sleep Apnea

Dr. Cynthia Cheung is one of West Los Angeles’s top Sleep Apnea dentists. Get a more restful night’s sleep tonight.

couple sleeping

Cynthia Cheung, DDS, PC | West Los Angeles Dentist
Sleep Apnea

Dr. Cynthia Cheung is one of West Los Angeles’s top Sleep Apnea dentists. Get a more restful night’s sleep tonight.

New Patients Call:
(310) 910-9215

Existing Patients Call:
(310) 470-7200

What is Sleep Apnea?


Obstructive sleep apnea is a common and serious sleep disorder that causes you to stop breathing during sleep. The airway repeatedly becomes blocked, limiting the amount of air that reaches your lungs. When this happens, you may snore loudly or making choking noises as you try to breathe. In many cases, apnea, or temporary pause in breathing, is caused by the tissue in the back of the throat collapsing. Your brain and body become oxygen-deprived and you may wake up. This may happen a few times a night, or in more severe cases, several hundred times a night.

The muscles of the upper airway relax when you fall asleep. If you sleep on your back, gravity can cause the tongue to fall back. This narrows the airway, which reduces the amount of air that can reach your lungs. The narrowed airway causes snoring by making the tissue in the back of the throat vibrate as you breathe.

Sleep Apnea is possible in children and adults, so contact us for a Sleep Apnea consultation today. Find rest and relaxation with our state-of-the-art Sleep Apnea treatments with Dr. Cheung’s practice.

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There are 3 Main Types of Sleep Apnea:

01. Obstructive

The most common type of sleep apnea where the throat muscles relax and obstruct the airway in the throat. This type of Sleep Apnea can cause an individual to snore loudly as the air attempts to pass through the obstructed airway.

02. Central

This type of Sleep Apnea occurs when the brain doesn’t send the proper signals to the muscles that control the bodies breathing.

03. Complete

A combination of the first 2 types of Sleep Apnea can cause restlessness and even death.

Dental Emergency in West Los Angeles


There’s little that’s as painful as a tooth or jaw ache, so call us any time to schedule an emergency appointment. Our doctors and team love our patients and want what’s best for you, so call us today for an emergency appointment!

New Patients Call:
(310) 910-9215

Existing Patients Call:
(310) 470-7200

Cynthia Cheung DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Existing Patients Call: (310) 470-7200
New Patients Call: (310) 910-9215

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Los Angeles, Ca 90025

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