Obstructive sleep apnea is one of the oral conditions that has a direct and profound effect on overall health. Characterized by repeated and frequent cessations in breathing during sleep, untreated obstructive sleep apnea makes it virtually impossible to get deep, restful sleep and has many oral and systemic consequences that can be harmful long-term and even fatal in the most severe situations. Sleep apnea occurs when the lower jaw falls back during sleep, and either partially blocks the upper airway (snoring) or fully blocks the upper airway (obstruction). If a bed partner has noticed you snore or stop breathing at night, or you have any of the following symptoms of sleep apnea, please schedule a consultation with us. Our dental-medical practice specializes in sleep apnea treatment, taking a unique whole-body approach to your care to ensure long-term oral health and overall wellness.
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
Wake at night gasping for breath
Moodiness or irritability
Why do I need to treat my sleep apnea?
Specialized Sleep Apnea Treatment
Our comprehensive sleep apnea treatment is a collaborative effort between our dental and medical teams, an ENT, and a pulmonologist. Together, we will help you receive the care you need including sleep screenings, sleep studies, and custom treatment with mouthguards and oral sleep appliances. Especially for patients who are CPAP intolerant, custom mouthguards are a minimally invasive and comfortable alternative that help keep the jaw in a forward position, so the airways remain open during sleep. Just one step in the treatment process, we are also dedicated to improving the overall health of our patients by providing education on how oral and overall health habits and conditions, including smoking and obesity, increase the risk for sleep apnea and poor health. With a dental-medical team working together to treat your condition and improve your health, you can take control of your life and enjoy better oral and overall health long-term.
Oral-Systemic Dangers of Sleep Apnea
High blood pressure
Pre-diabetes and diabetes
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