The Elgin Corners Dental Blog

CPAP Treatment for Sleep Apnea

Posted Sep 22nd, 2017

CPAP Treatment for Sleep Apnea

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is among the leading therapies for sleep apnea. Here, our Surrey dentists describe how CPAP works, and how it can help you get a better night’s sleep.


Sleep apnea causes sufferers to stop breathing briefly during sleep. It can occur as many times 30 times in one hour, it is the result of their airways getting closed or blocked.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy involves a facial or nasal mask that is connected to a pump, and is worn during sleep.

The mask and pump create a positive, regular flow of air into the nasal passages, effectively keeping the airway open.

The mask may go over the nose, fit under the nose, or go over the mouth and nose together, or fit over the entire face.

Side effects of CPAP are usually insignificant, and reletively short lived. They include sore eyes, headaches, nasal congestion, abdominal bloating, and general discomfort as the patient becomes accustomed to the appliance. Most people overcome these side effects and get used to their new sleep appliance over the course of 2 weeks to 3 months.

Sleep apnea sufferers who use CPAP report immediate symptom relief, and in general a better night's sleep. This increases energy and mental sharpness throughout the day.


If you are suffering from sleep apnea and are wondering if CPAP is right for you, please contact our Surrey dentists for a consultation.

Tips & Advice from Our Team

Read our blog for regular oral health tips and advice from our Surrey dentists.

Sleep Apnea & Weight Loss

Sleep Apnea & Weight Loss

Posted Feb 9th, 2018

There  are multiple treatments for Sleep Apnea, but in certain cases, it can actually be cured! For people who are overweight and suffering from sleep apnea, losing some weight may resolve the disorder.

Read more

Components of a Good Oral Hygiene Routine

Components of a Good Oral Hygiene Routine

Posted Jan 26th, 2018

A good oral hygiene routine is about more than brushing and flossing. Here are all the ways you can make sure your teeth and gums stay healthy, clean and disease-free.

Read more

View All Posts

Looking for a dentist in South Surrey? We're your team.

Book A Consultation