Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea 

Signs of Sleep Apnea

  • Snoring

  • Waking up tired no matter how much time you slept

  • You or others identifying periods where you stop breathing while sleeping

Why should I be concerned about sleep apnea?

 As healthcare professionals, we care about more than just your teeth. An estimated 20% of adults suffer from some form of sleep apnea with many not realizing it. The fragmented sleep and decreased oxygen levels caused by sleep apnea can lead to depression, strokes, high blood pressure, and more. 

What type of treatment options exist for sleep apnea?

There are several treatment options available to those suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. One way we can help is to guide you in the process of determining if your problems are caused by sleep apnea. If a sleep study shows that you stop breathing several times during the night due to an airway obstruction, we can fabricate a device to help reposition your jaws to hold your airways open. This style of sleep apnea appliance is most effective in those with mild to moderate sleep apnea. If the sleep physician feels an oral appliance is an acceptable treatment option, we will fabricate the appliance and work with you, and your physician,  to monitor the success of the appliance.

 

If you think you may suffer from sleep apnea, give us a call and we can perform a screening to determine what your risks for sleep apnea are and ensure you get the help you need.

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